This summer (2015) I noticed a small lump near where the original mast cell tumor was removed. I took her in and it was removed and biopsied. This time instead of told to just continue the medication I was told to also see a specialist.
Mast Cell Biopsy report 7-2015
Penny’s new scars – one on the inner right leg and one on the outer left.
One was referred – but I could use some help. I read that radiation can help these kinds of tumors. But it is expensive and not available everywhere.
Here is one website I found with a great amount of information, but I am looking for more.
Penny recovered fully – and spent a few months living at the vets boarding facility while I moved into a dog friendly apartment. I had three dogs and a cat by then. I had brought Penny home on weekends to … Continue reading →
On April 22nd 2005, after a few referrals I found a vet Plaza Del Amo Animal Hospital in Torrance, CA. They were willing to do the surgery (could do the surgery) and willing to take payments. They even gave me a discount – the Good Samaritan Discount – for those who pick up strays and help them.
I was living in Venice, CA in an apartment that did not allow dogs. So I started looking, as I knew I would be “stuck” with her for a while. I had been doing rescue for over five years and I knew that placing a older pit bull would take some time. Plus she needed to recover. Vet rehab and boarder care would cost about $20 a day.
Donations came pouring in at first. I raised the first $1300 in one day. But the surgery was expected to cost about $4,000. So I went to visit Penny and take some new photos. People who donate like to see what they are donating too – and for.
Penny in video at the vet after surgery. Notice the thumping the in background.
Penny was found dragging herself along the 110 Harbor Freeway between the 405 and San Pedro. Animal Control was called and picked her up. They took her to Affordable Animal Hospital in Torrance, CA and instructed them to euthanize her … Continue reading →
This is the story of Penny the Pinned-Pit Puppy. She was found on the side of the 110 Harbor freeway in Southern California in 2005. She had been struck by a car and left for dead when animal control picked her up and took her to a vet to be euthanized. But the vet felt she could be repaired. So the vet called some local rescuers …