Cancer battling dog wins Pet of the Year award for his big heart and…!

Gypsy is an 11-year-old Border Collie who has spent most of her life helping her dog friends in distress after being rescued by her owner herself. Even when she was diagnosed with cancer, she continued to give herself away. Courage, thanks to which he became the winner in the category «Best Pet of the Year.»
Jo Yoli lives in Sale, Greater Manchester, England with a gypsy, whom she adopted 10 years ago. The poor thing at that time was wild, as she lived in complete autonomy on a farm among a pack of dogs. «She didn’t want to go inside and had never been around people so she was terrified at first,» Jo told Vets Now.

The 40-year-old woman was not her first salvation. Indeed, she works as a foster family in a local shelter. Therefore, she accepts abandoned and / or neglected dogs, cats and rodents at home. “I usually take dogs with special needs, often with broken bones or abused, as well as many newborn orphaned kittens that need to be raised in a bottle,” Jo explained.

As soon as the gypsy woman integrated into her new home, she began to help her mistress. She takes care of kittens, plays with dogs and consoles the most unfortunate. “When I have foster rabbits, she sits with them in the garden and gently looks after them,” Jo testified.

In late 2021, during his annual checkup, Gypsy was diagnosed with cancer by a veterinarian. She really had a growth at the level of the shoulder blade. A follow-up CT scan showed that the sarcoma had not spread. However, she also had heart cancer.

The operation removed the tumor by removing part of his bone. In addition, she is taking medication to reverse the progression of the breast disease.

“Caring for others comes with her and I am so proud that she received the Vets Now Pet of the Year award,” Jo said.

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