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Shamrock Animal Fund experiences sad ending for animal cruelty case of Angel the black lab
(Conquest, NY) UPDATE 5 pm March 9th: Sad news to report on Angel from Cornell's Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca. The veterinary team in Ithaca determined Angel's tumor is cancerous. It likely spread through the lymph from an original malignant area on the paw of Angel's foreleg. Consultation with Town of Conquest Animal Control, the Shamrock Animal Fund and Cornell veterinarians led to the decision to euthanize. You can read more about Angel's story on CNYCentral.com. Dr. Ariane Jay said of the efforts by the Shamrock Animal Fund and its supporters this week, "you have been her guardian angels."
> UPDATE 8 pm March 8th: Angel safely made it through testing at Cornell University's Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca today (Tuesday). She had her tumor biopsied and a full body CT scan to check for cancer. Surgeons say they will have to take her injured front right leg. They are still making a plan to handle the tumor.
The Shamrock Animal Fund is assisting with the animal cruelty case of Angel the Black Lab who was discovered abandoned on a country road in Cayuga County over the weekend. The dog was found in a rural area of the Town of Conquest north of Port Byron on March 5th. You can click on CNYCentral.com for details on the complete story of Angel. Late this afternoon Cornell University's Veterinary Hospital estimated the cost of surgery for Angel at $3000.
Angel suffered from dehydration and malnourishment when taken in by Conquest Animal Control Officer Dave Matthews on Saturday March 5th. She also had an open wound from an infection above her paw on one leg and a tumor growing further up the same leg.
Dr. David Smith of Auburn believes the leg will have to be amputated for Angel to return to full health, but he is referring her to Cornell University's Veterinary Hospital for evaluation before performing such surgery.
Cornell's Veterinary School estimated the cost of Angel's surgery at $3000. She has an appointment Tuesday morning for surgical evaluation and likely operation on her leg.
The Shamrock Animal fund is accepting donations to help with the care of Angel. Those funds will be directed to whichever veterinarian takes charge of her care in the coming days. You can donate online with a credit card by clicking on the How to Donate link at the top of the page. Or, you can send checks to Shamrock Animal Fund, 7815 Karakul Lane, Fayetteville, NY 13066.