As if homeless canines didn’t have it rough enough, this one had a family at one point but was abandoned at a beach in Newport, California. He was lugging an extra 46 pounds around due to a tumor developing on his side, which made problems worse.
The dog, now known as Henry, was fortunately seen strolling the beach by a kind stranger who alerted Valerie Schomburg of Newport Beach Animal Control. Nothing could have prepared the NBAC rescuers for Henry’s appearance, even though they were accustomed to picking up abandoned canines in poor condition.
He was unable to walk since the tumor was pressing against his right front leg near his shoulder due to its size. He had problems traveling about as well as obtaining meals.
Henry still had a passion for life despite all of the challenges he had faced in such a short time. He enjoyed everyone he met and was perpetually cheerful and wagging his tail. Anyone who got near enough to Henry would get a kiss from him.
Thankfully, Schomburg was able to raise enough money for Henry to have surgery to remove the enormous tumor with the aid of grants. The tumor was malignant, yet it did not grow or spread.
Henry experienced a significant weight loss as a result of the successful operation. After the tumor was removed, he gained 78 pounds and could now move about without any difficulty. After his operation, he moved in with a kind foster family through the Newport Beach Animal Shelter and joyfully made up for missed time.
After the media covered his tale, Henry rose to local fame and now has followers all around the world. People brought him presents and snacks from all around the world to show their appreciation for being affected by his tale.
Although Henry had made the most of his time on Earth and had finally experienced love for the first time, he died calmly in his sleep. His infectious smile and continuous tail-wag were signs of his unbridled joy for life.