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Homeless Dog That Took Itself To The Vets Responding Well To Cancer Treatment

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Homeless Dog That Took Itself To The Vets Responding Well To Cancer Treatment

A homeless dog that took itself to the vets after becoming ill is responding well to treatment.

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According to the clinic in the north-eastern Brazilian municipality of Juazeiro do Norte, the canine has already had its first session of chemotherapy for a cancerous tumour.

Speaking to local media about he tragic story, vet Dayse Silva said the dog is very 'sharp' and that the bleeding has stopped.

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She said: "It's very well. Lively, sharp, very different from when it arrived here.

"There's no longer any bleeding and it does not seem to be in pain.

"It responded well to the first chemotherapy session and we will assess each new procedure to see how many sessions it will need.

"In general, four to seven sessions are carried out, but we will examine it day by day."

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Credit: Newsflash

Dayse has committed her own time to caring for the dog and revealed that it spends the night at the her home, accompanying her to the clinic in the day to be treated.

The pooch hit the headlines after the video of it wandering into a vet practice went viral.

Since the clip was shared online, the practice has been inundated with messages from people all over the country asking if they can adopt it.

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Dayse revealed that one man living over 800 miles away even said he would like to take it in.

"There was a man from Brasilia who was quite interested in adopting the dog," she said.

"He said he would send someone to fetch the dog here in Juazeiro do Norte, but we need the applicant to come in person so we can do the interview and evaluate all conditions."

Credit: Newsflash
Credit: Newsflash
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The clinic, Vet Vip, is currently raising funds online for the dog's treatment, and as of 9 March, it had already managed to reach its BRL 4,000 (£506) target.

The practice has confirmed that all of the money they raise above its target will be donated to local NGOs that provide care for stray animals.

Earlier this year, LADbible spoke to a vet who started a charity to provide treatment for homeless people's pets.

The concept was born in December 2016 and StreetVet became a registered charity just over two years ago; now, 300 volunteers help the homeless in 17 locations across the UK.

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Together, they've provided treatment for 1,202 dogs, 102 cats, three ferrets and two rabbits.

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Topics: World News, Inspirational, Animals, Dogs, Brazil

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