Update 6/24/14: Queenie's 7-lb mass was found to be cancerous. She is doing well after the surgery and she is being adopted by a veterinarian.
Recently, a five-year-old German shepherd with a huge mass was surrendered by her owner to the Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, Calif.
According to Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, the facility opted to provide the clearly neglected dog, named "Queenie," with more time as they worked to determine if her prior owner should face cruelty charges. Rather than making Queenie suffer without veterinary treatment, the shelter released her last week to the rescue agency's care.
On June 6, Queenie underwent major surgery with Dr. Wheaton at the Alicia Pet Care Center to remove the mass from her body - it weighed nearly 7 pounds. Following surgery, the mass was sent out for a biopsy.
The veterinary hospital, and the rescue agency, are documenting all of Queenie's procedures to help the animal control facility with their case against the prior owner who allowed her to fall into such a poor state of health.
Queenie should be able to leave the veterinary clinic this week to continue her recovery. Follow Queenie's progress at this link to the rescue's website, or at this link to their Facebook page. Anyone interested in helping the rescue agency with Queenie's veterinary expenses can make a donation through their website.
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