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A puppy with a 6-pound tumor was dropped off at a shelter with a note to euthanize him Facebook/HART rescue

Thankfully, staff at an animal shelter in Ohio ignored the note attached to a puppy dropped off at their facility.

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The instructions said to euthanize the pup, about a year old, who was dragging a 6-pound tumor on his stomach.

While its owner didn’t believe in Clyde, the shelter folks did, transferring the shepherd/husky mix to an animal hospital where the tumor was promptly removed.

A plea for rescue help was posted Monday night by Gallatin County Animal Shelter:"URGENTExplain to me how someone can…

Posted by HART Cincinnati on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The hospital staff was outraged at the dog’s condition, and that an owner would wait so long before seeking “help,” so they became devoted to saving the canine who is now up for adoption.

“He’s only a year … way too young for a death sentence,” Shari Wyenandt, of HART Animal Rescue, told WLWT5. “I mean he was in pain, dragging [the tumor]. It was already rupturing from being drug on the ground.”

Now, the tumor is being biopsied to see if the dog will need further treatment.

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Meanwhile, the animal rescue group is looking for donations to help defray the cost of the dog’s care.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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