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At A Glance
Johnson family Judith Cummings
The LeTourneau Fur-Kids - in memory of our Fur-Angels
Tonight we picked up Harley who was surrendered to RAGOM by a wonderful family. He is 6 years old. Unfortunately, Harley has a spindle cell tumor* on his foot that will require amputation of the leg to ensure it does not spread to the rest of his body. It is not possible to remove just the tumor and the area around it because of its location between two digits on his paw. At this point, it has not spread, so the surgery will take place as soon as possible.
This dog is wonderful. He is loving, and loves to give kisses. He met our other dogs without incident and doesn't mind the cats. No accidents and now he is taking a little nap. The one thing you must know about this boy is that he is BIG! He weighs between 95-100 pounds, so he does have weight to lose. We will work on that by feeding him some green beans so he is full but not getting excess calories. Even when he gets down to a more ideal weight, he is still going to be a tall or big dog. He can rest his chin on our kitchen table.
He is a great dog for sure. Check back for updates as we work with him through his surgery!
*Some additional information on spindle cell tumors: http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/articles/canine-spindle-cell-sarcoma.html
Above: The tumor on Harley's paw.