House trained: Unknown
Crate trained: Unknown
Good with dogs: Unknown
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: Unknown
Prince is a seven year old sable and white sheltie/collie mix with a very sad story. TriState Collie Rescue was contacted by a family that was allegedly moving and could not take Prince along. Prince had been a loyal therapy dog and they said that they wanted to do right by him and surrender him to rescue. We agreed to take Prince in and help him find a wonderful forever home that would love and care for him unconditionally for the rest of his life.
When the time came for TSCR to pick up Prince, the family told us that they had "just found out" that Prince may have cancer and that he has a growth on his side. They claimed that they could not afford to give him any veterinary care. We could not have imagined what we would discover when Prince was picked up and taken to our veterinarian. Prince had multiple lumps on his body. During his vet visit, all of them were aspirated and tested to find out exactly what they are. He has many lipomas (benign fatty growths) but the main concern is a sarcoma (cancer) that is the size of a cantaloupe. The tumor has invaded his side, part of his abdomen, and his leg. He had not been vaccinated for some time, and no pain relief had ever been provided for Prince by his former owners.
The sarcoma is inoperable, but Prince really perked up a bit with some pain medication. Sadly, there will come a time that these paid meds will not be enough to maintain a meaningful quality of life for him and we have to say goodbye to sweet Prince. His wonderful forever foster will walk him to the bridge and set him free. Until then, Prince will be loved and cared for by his foster family. They will be his "forever home" and he shall leave wonderful paw prints upon their hearts. We want to introduce Prince, because we think that he is definitely royalty and he should be remembered and admired by many.
TSCR was shocked and dismayed to hear that Prince's former family had gotten a new Pit-mix puppy just days after dropping off Prince. We of course will do all we can to make Prince's last days positive, filled with love, and with the very special royal treatment a Prince deserves.