Every dog deserves a decent life, especially when facing difficult times, such as suffering from a tumor. Not all furry friends are blessed to grow up in a loving home, but even behind the biggest storm lurks a beautiful rainbow of hope.
Gus the dog got a second chance at life when he least expected it
Gus was a beautiful little dog who lived for a long time in the cold and stormy streets of Texas, United States, until he was rescued by the S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast association in favor of animals, located in New York.
To rescue Gus, they had to transfer him from Texas to New York
Gus’s case was not like the other dogs that the association’s volunteers had taken in before. The streets wreaked havoc on his health, causing a cancerous tumor very close to one of his eyes.
The caretakers of the place devoted themselves to fill the furry with pampering and attention. He had to undergo radiation therapy sessions and also suffered from the disease called heartworm.
Despite his many ailments, Gus’s pure heart was intact. He was the friendliest and warmest dog in the entire association; it was simply impossible not to fall in love with him and, therefore, his cause touched the hearts of thousands of people.
“FUNDS NEEDED! I don’t know how anyone can see a dog in this condition and do nothing. Gus will need to see our specialists for surgery and will require extensive medical care. PLEASE HELP US TO HELP GUS ”, asked the association to Internet users through their social networks.
Thousands of people supported Gus, both financially and emotionally. It was risky to put anesthesia in his body, but the members of the association decided to do everything to try to give him a better quality of life.
Gus’s operation was a success and fate had a lot of happiness in store for him
After having emerged victorious from his operation, the furry man had to continue receiving chemotherapy and, in addition, facing his heart condition. But still, he was ready to be permanently welcomed into a loving home.
Gus was put up for adoption and his permanent family took it upon himself to fill him with thousands of pampering. He became the baby of the house, where he loved to spend great marathons in front of television; being by his side was like having a perfectly educated and loving gentleman.
He loved children and made friends of all species
Gone is the dark past of this little dog. Now, instead of the cold of the night, he could sleep in a plush bed and was never hungry again, for he could enjoy all the hot hamburgers he wanted.
He had it all and became the whole world of his family. As if that were not enough, even after his adoption, he continued to have the support of the association’s specialists, having his own home nurse who made sure to tuck him well on her bed every night.
They say the best thing in life is brief and this happened to Gus. After a few months of being adopted, he passed away at the age of 12, leaving an indelible mark on those who had the joy of knowing his inspiring fighting story.
“I will miss going to sleep every night with your blue blanket. I wish we had more time together, your health deteriorated so quickly. But if I learned anything from you, it was how to act selflessly, so I could hear you when you told me it was your time to go. I hope you’re napping in the sun now dear Gus, ”wrote the furry nurse.
There is no doubt, the only really valuable and important thing in life is spreading love through actions that end the sadness of the most innocent, those who have the most immense hearts and only want to be reciprocated.
When you find a homeless animal on the streets, don’t ignore it; become that helping hand it needs.