I met them a couple of days ago in a park… Seated in the shade of a tree Tay and her old owner were watching children play under the eyes of their parents.
It was a sweet thing to see, but turned into horror when TAY changed her position to reveal an ENORMOUS TUMOR that made it difficult for her to move.
I couldn’t believe it. TAY was unable to walk without dragging the tumour across the ground. I immediately approached the old man and, sobbing, he told me how he had taken her to the vet a year ago when he noticed a lump.
At the time, they told him that all that could be done was to wait and see what it was. A few months later, the same vet told him that it was too late, that it was NOT WORTH OPERATING and that, in any case, he would never be able to afford an operation like that on his small pension.
All this time, he has done everything he could to make TAY comfortable, but the tumour split when it hit a rock and she started to bleed.
Since then, TAY has the tumour covered by a thick plaster that she drags around with her.
Outraged by such an inhumane situation, I explained to him that TAY does not have to live like this, that, together, we can save TAY and prevent her from dying a terrible death. Indeed, I promised him that WE WOULD SAVE TAY.
We come across injustice on a daily basis, but usually can do nothing to remedy it. Today we can… TODAY, WE CAN SAVE TAY!