During the first week of December, 2016, Clarence was tossed out of his home. The 10-year-old golden retriever was dumped at a shelter in southern California and left to die.
Clarence’s family apparently decided he just wasn’t worth keeping anymore luckily, the amazing people at Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue didn’t agree with Clarence’s old family. The Rescue thought Clarence’s life was absolutely worth saving.
So they committed to helping Clarence, and they took him to Dr. Schulman, a great vet nearby. Dr. Schulman saw that the poor dog was very sick. He had a mass in his mouth and something in his abdomen. After an ultrasound, they realized it was another mass, in addition to a blood clot on his spleen.
They performed emergency surgery on Clarence, which probably saved his life. Clarence had biopsies done, and they are waiting to see if either mass is cancerous. If Clarence does have cancer, he will probably only have six months left. But the Rescue has committed to making them the best six months of Clarence’s life.