On the 22nd of September, a report was received by GWARP about an elderly dog that was being kept chained up without access to food and water. As an animal rescue organization, GWARP has been involved in rescuing animals for several years, but the condition of this poor dog was unlike anything they had ever encountered before.
The dog was in a pitiable state and seemed to be suffering from bone cancer, a condition that had never been treated before. The worst part was that it had been living on a short chain for several years with no proper nourishment. It was fed on waste and rubbish, which led to its current condition. Due to a lack of vitamins and nutrients, the dog had developed osteosarcoma – a type of bone cancer that is quite painful.
According to the veterinarian, this particular form of cancer typically arises due to significant trauma and infection developing into a tumor. Sadly, this seems to be the case as the witness to this incident saw the dog being brutally abused by its intoxicated owner, leading to its current condition. The poor animal was kept hidden in the yard for years, tethered by a short metal chain that barely allowed it to move two feet.
We came to a mutual understanding that the poor pup required urgent medical attention, including blood tests and checkups. Our son also needs an immediate amputation, with the material samples being sent to the laboratory for examination. There’s still a long road ahead of us.
The use of X-rays has discovered the presence of Osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer. Fortunately, there is no evidence of spreading in his lungs, giving him a small glimmer of hope for survival. Nevertheless, the tumor is steadily growing at an alarming rate, causing the skin to stretch and tear due to its rapid progression. It grows more significant by the day, and time is of the essence.
Jordan was treated to a soothing bath to wash away the traumatic memories of his past and any lingering negative energy from his previous owner. Sadly, there’s not much that can be done for him in Azerbaijan, and he must wait until he’s feeling a bit stronger before he can continue his journey to Turkey. Luckily, his departure is scheduled for just a few days from now.
Upon arriving in Istanbul, Jordan underwent a brief sedation to allow for X-rays of his entire body prior to undergoing surgery. The amputation surgery was successful, and the tumor-ridden limb has been removed without complications. Jordan’s recovery has been impressive, adapting quickly to his new situation and even regaining his appetite. We ask that you continue to send well wishes for his speedy recovery and a long, healthy life ahead. Our love and support go out to you, Jordan.