Niña , the little gift of hope.


Dear Niña came from El hierro from another refuge ,who were unable to get her adopted due to her age, she is 13 years old. Having been previously abandoned , she had her puppies even with her tumour, caring for them as a mum would. Once the puppies were weaned she had the large tumour removed, and although she could not be sterilised because of complications, she bounced back .

When she arrived at Live Paws , she went straight into foster care with Amanda. Niña had a white eye and because of her age and history , we asked Lourdes , the ophthalmologist for her opinion. It appears that she had received a knock on the head at some point and this was the result. Pronounced fit for anaesthetic she had the cataract repaired. Amanda reports that after 5 hours she came out of surgery wagging her tail as usual.

Unfortunately she developed a tumour on her side which had become hard and open. Niña is a dog who wants to carry on enjoying the life she has now , we could not take that chance away from her , so her new tumours were successfully removed.

Thanks to the love and care from Amanda , Niña is still enjoying the time she has left, for which we are eternally grateful.

Even though there has been considerable costs involved , live Paws never put a dog to sleep if they are NOT suffering. Hopefully looking at the video of her now, you will agree that our hard earned donations have been well spent.

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