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Dog with massive growth taken in at Texas animal control

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On Feb. 28, a young Labrador retriever named "Zeus," found himself in a kennel run at the animal control facility in Abilene, Texas.

The dog, estimated at just over a year of age, had a massive growth on his back which made it easily apparent that he was in desperate need of veterinary attention.

As networking efforts kicked off via Facebook, help was quickly found for this unfortunate pup.

On Monday, the following update was posted to the "Emma Cleft Palate Chihuahua" Facebook page:

This boy will be making his way to us soon.... we have confirmed with the Abilene shelter to take on his care - have pick up en route and provided the weather and roads allow for safe travels, Zeus will be with us and over to the hospital this evening.

This is one of those rare cases, where we have felt compelled to take on the care of a large breed dog - as we primarily work only with small breeds - but Zeus needs immediate medical intervention - and with the love and compassion here among our group of strong supporters, I am confidant that we can provide it.
I will update throughout the day as Zeus makes his way to join the Emma pack.

Until a formal fundraising page has been established, those wanting to help with Zeus' veterinary expenses can do so via Paypal to

Zeus' massive growth is reminiscent of the young Mastiff named "Bubbles," who was rescued by Noah's Arks Rescue last November. The nine-pound tumor was surgically removed from Bubble's face, and she is doing remarkably well with her recovery.

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