SAN DIEGO – San Diego Humane Society’s healthcare team celebrated the 1-yr cancer-free of charge anniversary of a pet named Phoenix at the Pilar & Chuck Bahde Centre for Shelter Medicine now. The “Pawty” for Phoenix included a peanut butter cake, hats, cheers and, of program, heaps of hugs and kisses for the star affected person!
The 4-yr-old Saint Bernard/shepherd combine is in close proximity to and pricey to the hearts of several team at San Diego Humane Modern society. Phoenix arrived Nov. 5, 2020 as a stray. The sweet dog was malnourished, flea infested and experienced lacking fur. The veterinary team at San Diego Humane Society diagnosed Phoenix with TVT (Transmissible Venereal Tumor), a malignant cancerous tumor.
Though the situation is severe when remaining untreated, veterinarians identified Phoenix’s prognosis would be fantastic with Vincristine chemotherapy. By January 2021, Phoenix had obtained 13 remedies. Most of his masses experienced reduced in size, but two remained. The group made a decision to glimpse for an choice though continuing Phoenix’s therapies and turned to an oncologist for session.
Dr. Colleen Tansey from VCA West Los Angeles Animal Clinic graciously supplied to present electrochemotherapy for Phoenix. She designed the commute two times to San Diego on her days off to provide this precious therapy at no added price to San Diego Humane Society.
“Sometimes it certainly requires a village to enable the animals and that is accurately what happened in Phoenix’s scenario,” mentioned 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 aid us, we had an extraordinary foster spouse and children who built absolutely sure Phoenix was relaxed in concerning treatment options and the overall medical group at San Diego Humane Modern society associated in his care.”
Phoenix was adopted by San Diego Humane Society Veterinary Assistant Colette Troughton. “Phoenix is a major pet with an even more substantial character,” mentioned Troughton. “He inspires me to see the superior in all people and I sense so blessed to get to invest my times with him. I am eternally grateful for all the caretakers that showered him with enjoy and designed his recovery doable.”
About San Diego Humane Culture
San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social accountability goes outside of adopting animals. We provide systems that reinforce the human-animal bond, protect against cruelty and neglect, deliver medical care, teach the local community and serve as a safety web for all pet people. Serving San Diego County considering the fact that 1880, San Diego Humane Society has campuses in El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona and San Diego. For a lot more facts, make sure you visit sdhumane.org.