A former K-9 who served the Billerica, Massachusetts community was recently diagnosed with cancer and lost his leg and job as a result of the illness. Now, he’s hoping to be adopted so he can enjoy his retirement with a forever family.
"Blue," a dusty-brown Bloodhound, was taken to a veterinarian after a Billerica police sergeant noticed a fatty cyst on the dog. What was thought to be a benign tumor turned out to be a soft tissue sarcoma, a type of lethal cancer.
The dog's leg was surgically removed at MSPCA at Nevins Farm in a bid to prevent the cancer from spreading.
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Post amputation, Blue is described as the same loving and friendly creature he always has been. He previously worked with officers to track suspects and evidence by using an impeccable sense of smell.
Anyone interested in adopting Blue is asked to contact the MSPCA at Nevins Farm via email or visit the Methuen animal shelter.