Owner Tells Shelter to Euthanize Young Dog with 6-lb. Tumor- But hours later they witness something magical


A 1-year-old dog was rescued after the dog’s owner dropped him off at a shelter and told people there to euthanize him.

The dog was ailing with a very large tumor. The tumor weighed more than 6 pounds.

Doctors think it grew for six months, half the dog’s life. Thankfully, the sweet puppy with a “heart of gold” has a second chance thanks to strangers.

He’s healing from a surgery to remove the tumor, that means he has another chance to find a forever family.

“He’s only a year … way too young for a death sentence,” Shari Wyenandt with HART Animal Rescue said.


Clyde’s tumor didn’t appear overnight. In fact,  veterinarians believe the tumor has been growing for at least 6 months – that’s half of his life. Staff at the Gallatin County Animal Shelter didn’t want the sweet puppy’s life to be cut short and reached out to local rescues with a plea:

“URGENT. Explain to me how someone can watch this baby run around dragging this huge mess everyday. Then wait till he’s so much in pain and that mess is bleeding and dump him at a shelter and say kill him. This owner truly deserves to never be allowed to own another animal. This dog is a 1 year old shepherd/husky mix. He is adorable and he needs vet care NOW!”


“Literally dropped off, instructed to euthanize, then he turned away, turned around and walked away,” Wyenandt said.

Wyenandt said in Clyde’s short life, he’s been weighed down by the tumor.

She said the sweet pup has a heart of gold, but was neglected.

She can’t understand why someone would let him be in such a bad condition for so long.

“I mean he was in pain, dragging it. It was already rupturing from being drug on the ground,” Wyenandt said.

HART Animal Rescue out of Cincinnatti, Ohio, answered the call and soon Clyde was at the Mason County Animal Hospital and undergoing surgery to remove the tumor.


Clyde is now resting comfortably after his surgery and will find himself 6.4 pounds lighter! The tumor is currently getting a biopsy done so that everyone will know what they are dealing with in terms of his recovery, but one thing for sure, Clyde is finally in caring hands.

But he has a chance, which is something more than he had before.

“With how sweet he is, he will have no problem finding a home,” Wyenandt said.

*This story will be updated as news becomes available.

If you would like to donate to Clyde’s medical care, visit HART Animal Rescue’s website and share Clyde’s story with your friends and family.