Bubbles, a Neapolitan Mastiff who was rescued from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), by Noah's Arks Rescue, has died.
The shocking news of the young dog's passing came on Wednesday afternoon - Bubbles had fought an aggressive cancer which left her with a massive tumor on the side of her face. Under the care of the rescue agency which took her under their wing, the tumor was removed and she underwent intensive, specialized treatment.
With the help of Noah's Arks Rescue, Bubbles was able to enjoy several months of normalcy and her zest for life left those around her with a sense of awe and wonder.
Noah's Arks Rescue described Bubbles' unexpected passing:
Today has to be one of the hardest days I have experienced in rescue. At 5:26 this evening, I had to say good-bye to BUBBLES. I am still in shock, as I am typing this. The last two days she has been happy and playful like she has been for the last three months.
And details of the huge change which made Bubbles' continued life impossible:
The x-rays showed that the tumors in her lungs had almost doubled in size. One lobe of her lungs was not functioning at all and was putting pressure on her heart. She couldn't get enough oxygen and fluid was building up in her lower half because of pressure on the heart. My only options were to say good-bye or to do a Thoracotamy and remove the lung lobe that was not functioning. I could not put this amazing dog through any more surgery. She has been the happiest I have ever seen an animal be and has loved every second of Life since I rescued her. I knew I had to say good-bye.
Bubbles will leave an enormous hole in the heart of those who loved her the most - her rescuer wrote:
She fought to get her chance at happiness and she WON. She was the happiest most loving dog. We will all miss her. I wish we had more time together but the time we had was amazing. I have cherished every second with her since the day she was rescued. She lived her Life completely to the final breathe. She knew Love. She gave Love. She was Love. She will forever be missed and forever cherished. She never gave up on us and we never gave up on here.
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