ASHLAND (KPTM)- A Dog suffering with a 5-pound tumor will receive surgery to remove it thanks to generous donations from the community and free services from a veterinarian in La Vista.
The 7-year old chocolate Labrador named "Co Co" was found abandoned in July, walking near Highway 6 in Ashland.
An employee at a nearby gas station saw the dog, and called the Ashland Dog Pound to pick her up.
"She's one of the worst ones we've seen come in here and it really does make you cry sometimes," said Beth Hartman- Brown, a volunteer at the Ashland Dog Pound.
Misty Carter, a volunteer at the pound, has taken her in as a foster and plans to keep her permanently.
"She's constantly getting better, constantly," said Misty Carter.
Co Co needs a $3000 surgery to have the tumor on her mammary glands removed.
A La Vista veterinarian, who wants to remain anonymous, examined Co Co Friday morning, and has determined that they can do the surgery. Co Co will get the surgery for free Tuesday.
Donations from the community will go toward tests before and after the surgery, as well as needed medications.
"Raising money can be a little tough sometimes, we don't have staff here," said Brown.
Should there be extra donations, The Ashland Dog Pound says they will use the money for needs around the pound such as food, toys and blankets.
They also hope to send one of their dogs home to its owner in Kentucky.
FOX 42 also donated $500 to the Ashland Dog Pound.
Donations are always needed at the Ashland Dog Pound. If you're interested in donating in the future, you can do so at the address below:
The farmers and Merchants Bank of Ashland, at 1501 Silver Street. Mail donations can be sent to PO Box 217, Ashland, NE 68003. Call the bank at 1-800-216-1144
Ask to donate to the "Ashland Dog Pound" Account.
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