The poor dog had cancerous tumors all over his body, many of which were open and infected…
Being a stray dog is a difficult and often tragic existence.Many homeless dogs suffer from exposure, hunger, and untreated medical issues because they have no one to care for them.
Some cities have more strays than others, and Mexico City has over a million stray dogs roaming the streets in search of food.And one of them had a slim chance of survival back in early 2015.This dog was in such distress that a passerby felt compelled to pick him up and get him help right away.The entire body of the poor dog was covered in cancerous tumors, many of which were open and infected.
He was also severely underweight.And people had been walking right past him the entire time.Most people probably assumed the poor dog was a hopeless case, and he certainly appeared to be.But just because a dog (or, in many cases, a person) appears hopeless doesn’t mean they can’t bounce back, sometimes astonishingly, like the dog who frolicked like a puppy after having a huge tumor removed.
The rescuer took the sick dog to local animal rights activist Dalia Gamez, who adopted him, named him Boby, and set about getting him the treatment he desperately needed.But no one could have foreseen the amazing transformation Boby would undergo.
This dog was discovered starving and covered in raw, cancerous tumors on the streets of Mexico City in February 2015.The person who discovered him was heartbroken and decided to try to save him.The dog was taken to Dalia Gamez, a local animal rights activist, who immediately adopted him and named him Boby.She was aware that his situation was critical and that he required immediate medical attention.
The vet determined that he was about two years old and that his tumors were definitely cancerous.He was given chemotherapy, but the vets and Dalia were concerned that it would be too much for his frail body.But they knew they had to give it a shot.
Dalia did everything she could to keep Boby’s spirits up during the ordeal, which included eight chemo sessions in two months.It was still unclear whether he would survive at the time.
Dalia decided to share Boby’s story online and remained by his side during his chemotherapy.That companionship and care was most likely a wonderful medicine in and of itself.After the chemo was finished, Boby began to reveal himself as a completely different dog.
His tumors vanished, and his fur grew back shiny and thick over any scar tissue, completely covering it.In addition, he’d returned to a healthy weight.You wouldn’t even recognize him in this photograph!
He regained his energy and was able to run, jump, and play like any other young dog his age.And, as a result of his transformation, he became something of a local celebrity — Gamez’s neighbors even waited in line to meet him!
Fortunately, his celebrity was a boon.It aided Gamez in finding a new home with a caring family.Of course, Gamez was sad to see him go, but he knew he was in good hands.Boby’s transformation demonstrates that even when things start out rough (really rough), there is still hope for a happy ending!