This is Bernard. Shadow’s Fund contacted their group of volunteers looking for a foster, after they received news from a local shelter that this boy was on the euth list for THAT DAY. I immediately replied saying I could foster, and when nobody else offered to take him I was called to go pick him up and bring him home to my pack. I got him literally 30 minutes before he was to be PTS.
The B-man is 7-years-old and belonged to a homeless man who was put into a situation where he could no longer keep his dog. Shadow’s Fund learned the day following his rescue what toll living on the streets had taken on Bernard; he was taken in for a check-up because he had large sores on his belly. We learned that more than likely those sores were actually tumors, and Bernard had skin cancer from too much sun exposure.
This past Friday Bernard had three biopsies taken from each large lesion on his abdomen, as well as oral surgery to remove his upper canines that were completely fractured. Pending what the biopsies say the future treatment of Bernard’s cancer will be determined.
Currently Bernard is not up for adoption as we wait to hear what his medical prognosis is. But I can say as his foster, he has been a wonderful dog to have in our home.
To assist with all of Bernard’s medical treatments and care, please go to www.shadowsfund.org and donate.