On September 22nd, GWARP received a distress call concerning an ailing elderly dog. This canine was tethered, denied sustenance, and water. While GWARP boasts an extensive history in animal rescue, the magnitude of this situation was unparalleled.
Examination reveals the dog exhibiting signs of bone cancer, a condition left untreated. The dog’s prolonged chaining, coupled with a diet of refuse and waste, has contributed to the development of osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
Tragically, this grim reality has unfolded, corroborated by the firsthand account of the person who alerted authorities. Shockingly, this individual had witnessed the dog endure cruel beatings at the hands of its owner. The attending veterinarian confirms that the cancer’s emergence is linked to severe injuries and subsequent infection, which eventually manifested as a tumor—a dire consequence of the owner’s neglect.
For years, the dog endured a life hidden away and shackled within the confines of its yard. The cruelly short metal chain restricted its movement to a mere two feet at most.
When the GWARP rescue team sought to intervene, the owner resisted, adamantly declaring that they could not seize what he viewed as his “property.” As the situation escalated, local law enforcement’s involvement was enlisted.
A poignant moment unfolded as the dog seemed to convey a sense of desolation when the rescue team left him momentarily to engage with the police. However, after hours of legal navigation, the owner’s stance shifted when presented with the proper documentation. He relented, acknowledging that the dog could not be removed without a formal “report.”
Recognizing the urgent need for the dog’s medical assessment and vital blood tests, we conceded to the necessity. Our devoted team also recognized that immediate action encompassed an emergency amputation, supplemented by histological samples of the tissue. The journey to rehabilitation is far from over.
Radiographic images have unveiled the presence of osteosarcoma, a grave manifestation of bone cancer. Encouragingly, the lung examination has detected no metastases, hinting at a glimmer of hope for his survival. Nonetheless, the pace of the tumor’s growth remains alarming, leading to the skin’s gradual rupture. Each passing day sees the tumor’s relentless expansion.
In a therapeutic gesture, Jordan was treated to a prolonged bath, symbolically cleansing away the remnants of his somber history and the negative energy associated with his past owner.
Regrettably, the situation in Azerbaijan presents a limitation – the scope for Jordan’s rehabilitation is constrained. However, an encouraging prospect lies ahead: he will embark on a journey towards recovery in Turkey. His departure is scheduled in just a matter of days, affording him a short span to regain his strength before his relocation.
Upon his arrival in Istanbul, Jordan underwent a brief period of sedation to facilitate the acquisition of comprehensive X-rays of his entire body.
Following this, the tumor-afflicted limb was surgically removed from Jordan’s body. The procedure was executed with precision and success, unfolding without any complications.
On the third day, Jordan underwent the leg amputation procedure. Demonstrating remarkable adaptability, he swiftly acclimated to his altered circumstances. His resilience was further evident in his swift rekindling of appetite, as he developed a strong affinity for the meals provided.
Please keep wishing him a quick recovery and a long and healthy life. All of us adore you, Jordan.