Serenity is a husky who has attracted much attention as of late. Her foster mom Patti Dawson commends her dog’s great personality and approach to life. Upon first glance, there is something else that makes her stand out.
There is a tumor spread through most of Serenity’s face. It started inside her nose cavity and has reached up to her eyes and top of her head. The tumor is so cancerous that the bones in her face have been practically taken away according to Dawson.
Serenity needed someone to care for her during her trying times. Dawson took it upon herself to step up. As the president of Dallas Dog Rescue Rehab Reform, she had the resources necessary to assure Serenity got all the comfort she needed.
Bringing Serenity in has gone along with the changing mission of the rehab facility. Initially set up to rescue street dogs in the city, they’ve also transitioned to take in dogs who have difficulties finding adoptive families. Dawson feels these dogs’ lives aren’t over yet and deserve a final chance.
After picking Serenity up from San Antonio, a visit was made to the oncologist, internal medicine, and critical specialist offices. She needed a complete workup upon coming into the rehab center’s care. Dawson’s spirit to fight for her new dog’s life was sparked by a habit Serenity carried over to her new home.
“She gets up, leans in with this huge tumor and does this bump to me, like dogs do the bump, and kissed my face,” Dawson said. “At that point, I knew we were going to fight to the death to do what we could to save her because she had the life left in her.”
Dawson’s efforts may prove to pay off afterall. After reaching out to an animal photographer to set up a photoshoot, Serenity has earned herself some needed attention from the public. The photos do Serenity justice in capturing her in great spirits. The results were viral pics of this beautiful pup.
Sweetening the pot, over 300 care packages have been sent to help Serenity during her time of need. Dawson plans on using every resource needed to keep Serenity alive, until she shows signs that it’s time to go.
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