star's 2lb mammary tumour:
Crazy rescue lady rant starting now (minus all the cursing):
Star's tumour was a gift from her former 'owners'who thought that breeding the crap out of Star was a brillant and well-thought out idea. Originally the gift was wrapped all pretty-like in fur. Her gift continued to grow and grow and started to hang from her belly. It eventually got infected and while Star wished to return the lovely gift to her former owners, unfortunately instead both her and her tumour were kicked to the curb.
Star's gross ulcerated tumour is a great big reason of why owners need to spay and neuter their animals. Spaying before 6 months of age (or the first heat cycle) reduces the risk of mammary cancer to 0.5% of the risk in intact females. It is preventable. Meaning Star didn't need this crap to happen to her. She didn't need to have a giant ulcerated tumour hanging off of her emaciated body.
The other gift that Star's former owners gave her was the lead role in the production of Boxer puppies. yes, this lovely little girl was used to continously spew out adorable little puppies for ignorant new owners.
Star is yet another reason not to buy pets from pet stores or from backyard 'breeders'. Yes your puppy might be cute and adorable, but what about that puppy's poor mother who is still stuck back in her crapshack making more babies for you and your friends.
And to those selfish uneducated fools who think it's okay to irresponsibly breed animals. I don't care what excuse you have for your reasons for breeding - you don't know what you're doing and your only true reason to breed is because you are selfish and lazy and this is the easiest way to make money.
Take your sorry selves, get an education and then go get a real job that doesn't include making money of the innocent backs of these animals.
Supply and demand go together like puppymills and petstores. The longer people think it's okay to purchase animals from petstores and backyard breeders, the longer dogs like Star have to live through crap like that.
I am horrified at this story ...
I am so very thankful to the people who run SAINTS and make all the difference for these blessed animals.