Watch a Stray Dog Lose a 4-Pound Tumor and Gain a Loving Home

Thanks to Greek Animal Rescue, Agnes is living a happy, healthy life after a painful past on the streets.

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Homeless animals face untold challenges. In addition to the near constant search for food, water, and shelter, many of these poor creatures have untreated health issues. This was the case for rescue pup Agnes, who was found on the streets of Karditsa, Greece, with a massive tumor on her neck. She was living like this for at least six months.

The 7-year-old mixed-breed became a mainstay in her village, and some townspeople even fed her over time, but not everyone was kindhearted. Some chased her away, others fired guns in her direction. Understandably, Agnes was nervous when rescuers from Greek Animal Rescue (GAR) came to her aid.

This three-minute video posted by YouTube channel PAWsitive is hard to watch, but things start to look up about a minute in when the stray sweetheart gets taken to a local veterinarian for the medical attention she so desperately needed. It was there that the 4-pound mass was surgically removed from her neck, allowing her to hold her head up high once again.

Now, three months and a few more surgeries later, Agnes is a fully recovered rescue dog. She calls England home and lives with a loving family in a house that has a yard perfect for running around and playing. It’s a far cry from her former street life, and what every dog deserves.

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster,, and A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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