SAN DIEGO – San Diego Humane Society’s medical workforce celebrated the 1-12 months most cancers-free of charge anniversary of a puppy named Phoenix at the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Center for Shelter Medicine right now. The “Pawty” for Phoenix provided a peanut butter cake, hats, cheers and, of class, lots of hugs and kisses for the star client!
The 4-yr-outdated Saint Bernard/shepherd blend is in close proximity to and pricey to the hearts of many staff at San Diego Humane Society. Phoenix arrived Nov. 5, 2020 as a stray. The sweet canine was malnourished, flea infested and had missing fur. The veterinary crew at San Diego Humane Culture identified Phoenix with TVT (Transmissible Venereal Tumor), a malignant cancerous tumor.
Whilst the condition is significant when still left untreated, veterinarians determined Phoenix’s prognosis would be good with Vincristine chemotherapy. By January 2021, Phoenix had obtained 13 treatment plans. Most of his masses had diminished in sizing, but two remained. The workforce made the decision to glance for an substitute when continuing Phoenix’s remedies and turned to an oncologist for consultation.
Dr. Colleen Tansey from VCA West Los Angeles Animal Medical center graciously supplied to present electrochemotherapy for Phoenix. She made the commute two times to San Diego on her days off to give this worthwhile procedure at no supplemental price tag to San Diego Humane Culture.
“Sometimes it genuinely requires a village to aid the animals and that’s precisely what took place in Phoenix’s scenario,” said Danielle Clem, DVM, hospital director at San Diego Humane Society’s San Diego Campus. “Not only did we have an professional arrive from Los Angeles to enable us, we had an incredible foster relatives who made certain Phoenix was comfortable in between therapies and the overall clinical team at San Diego Humane Society concerned in his treatment.”
Phoenix was adopted by San Diego Humane Culture Veterinary Assistant Colette Troughton. “Phoenix is a huge dog with an even greater persona,” explained Troughton. “He inspires me to see the fantastic in everyone and I come to feel so lucky to get to commit my times with him. I am endlessly grateful for all the caretakers that showered him with enjoy and manufactured his restoration attainable.”
About San Diego Humane Culture
San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social accountability goes outside of adopting animals. We offer programs that fortify the human-animal bond, avert cruelty and neglect, supply clinical care, educate the community and serve as a security web for all pet families. Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Modern society has campuses in El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona and San Diego. For additional details, make sure you visit sdhumane.org.