Tigger had to learn how to bounce back after a few tough breaks. At the ripe old age of 15, this Wire Fox Terrier-Hound mix was seized from his owner after he was left tied outside in the freezing cold. After being signed over to the Allegany County Animal Shelter in Maryland on January 29th, Tigger was fortunate to get placed with a foster mom who had several other older and special-needs dogs. Thankfully, Tigger thrived in his new environment, but he had developed a cancerous tumor that was rapidly growing on his leg.
As it turned out, Tigger had an extremely low blood count, which meant he would need a blood transfusion before he could have surgery to remove the mass. Knowing that Tigger was well worth saving, his foster mom, the shelter, and his veterinarian decided to go forward with his medical procedures. The only hitch was getting help for the funding. Tina Rafferty from the shelter reached out to RADAR for help and we agreed. His road to surgery was a bit bumpy, as the company first sent plasma, and then he had a reaction to the blood transfusion. Tigger’s tumor removal surgery took place on February 28th.
“Tigger,” Tina told us, “is happy, active and otherwise bright and alert. He now lives with a wonderful foster mom and her dogs, where he sleeps in a bed and is loved and spoiled!” This foster family, which has a tradition of having senior dogs in their house, lovingly took in Tigger and now call him Cabbage Cake. “Senior dogs may not be here for long,” his foster mom said, “but they are worth every ounce of love.” Click here to view more photos of Tigger.
RADAR paid $350 towards Tigger’s tumor removal surgery costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Tigger have been raised! Thank you!
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Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Tigger:
Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Sunday Wright Fund; Rebecca Kuga; Mrs. Dymond’s Fourth Grade Class, for meeting their pass rate goal on their probability unit test; Wayne & Laurie Goette and Tori Marino, “in honor of our Ace, a Darlington Darling and recipient of lifesaving heartworm treatment funding made possible by RADAR. Love to Tigger and his foster mom!!”
Added on March 24, 2019.