Beagle Bess was beset with some serious issues. Estimated to be at least 10 years old, she arrived as a stray on May 31st at the Mercer County Animal Shelter in West Virginia. Bess had mammary tumors and was in dire need of dental care. The shelter was no place for this senior in her condition.

On June 3rd, the shelter reached out to RADAR for help with Bess. We provided an offer to assist with her vetting costs in an effort to attract rescue interest. On June 27th, Mighty Mutt Rescue and Sanctuary in West Virginia agreed to take Bess! On July 7th, an x-ray revealed that Bess had three malignant mammary gland tumors. However, the tumors had not metastasized. With her age and the extent and calcification of the tumors, the vet felt that it was best to let Bess live her life out without surgery and its potential complications. Bess had extensive dental treatment done on August 10th.

“Bess is currently very active, curious, playful and seems quite happy!” the rescue told us. “She is quite the trooper and has a lot of Beagle curiosity left in her. All in all, we’re pleased that Bess may have a fair amount of time left to enjoy life.” Click here to view more photos of Bess.

RADAR paid all of the dental treatment costs for Bess, which totaled $291.

UPDATE! All funds for Bess have been raised! Thank you!

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UPDATE Bess crossed the Rainbow Bridge on May 12, 2017. Her rescue posted this, “Her breathing became labored in the night and she didn’t really want to get up and about in the morning. That was her cue to me because Miss Bess always wanted to get up and get out and about a do a her little Beagle walkabout, even if only through the house and the yard and back… She let me know she was ready… Even though I know it’s what was best for her I will truly miss her sweet smile and the waggle of her tail and that ever so sweet face looking up at me with love. Run free now Miss Bess and chase you some wabbits till your hearts content… until we meet again my dear friend I will hold you in my heart… love you my Bessy girl.” Rest in Peace, Bess.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Bess:

Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Hound Dog Fund ($50); Sherry Hutchison; Tina Muncy; Holly Stine

Added on August 21, 2016.

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