Martha was found as a stray in Miami Florida and taken to Miami Dade Animal Services where she landed on the euthanasia list. We could not let this senior who was clearly the victim of neglect if not abuse, end her life in such a manner. Vermont English Bulldog Rescue and our Partner Bulldogs and Buddies has helped over 100 dogs thus far in 2017. We often take the seniors, moms left behind after pups are adopted, dogs needing surgery or long term care.
The day that Martha was to be picked up and transported to the private vet clinic that sees all of our Miami dogs, a tumor on her abdomen ruptured. Did they treat her? No. Did they call or email us to let us know what was happening? No. They wrapped her in a bandage and handed her to the volunteer.Bayshore Vet Clinic cleaned and dressed the wound, which continued to bleed. Martha had surgery to remove the mass and send it for biopsy. Unfortunately the lab results came back showing that it was a skin based Hemangiosarcoma. We x-rayed her chest to look for metastasis. There was none. We did an abdominal ultrasound to look for masses or evidence of metastasis. There were some minor changes but not remarkable. We consulted with an Oncologist here in Vermont.
The plan is to get Martha to Vermont and remove the large mammary tumor that she has, then pamper and spoil her for as long as she has. There are some drugs that have few side effects that we can try to keep things at bay. However, we have opted against chemotherapy. Thus far VEBR has spent over $2000.00 helping this girl. We are facing another surgery and trying to get transport. All that is mentioned can be documented on paper or verified through the vet clinic. Please help us help Martha. At this time we have $2000.00 on our credit card and more to come. Additionally Martha and a second Bull terrier were stranded at the vet clinic when the hurricane hit. There was no power and no generator. They have been through enough. Any help is so greatly appreciated.