It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Mason, our two year old little boy that we told you about has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge. Mason was being treated at one of our specialty vets in Tucson for lack of control in his rear legs. After x-rays were taken; bloodwork performed; and an MRI, the doctor found a tumor in his hip. The mass was aspirated and, because of Mason’s age, we were so very hopeful that we could amputate his leg to save his life. Unfortunately, the pathology of the tumor is such that the cancer is a very aggressive osteosarcoma and that Mason was in significant discomfort. The kindest thing we could do was to release this boy from his pain and send him on his way.
We have been so touched by the support, both financial and emotional, that you all have given us with Mason. Your generous donations will help defray the nearly four thousand dollars that we spent to try to help him enjoy the fullness of life that every dog deserves. RAGofAZ turns away no dog for medical reasons. We have had great success with the five puppies that had parvo and also our Holly (formerly Sophia) who had megaesophagus surgery. We are able to do these things because of your support and we only wish we were able to do more for this sweet Golden boy. Godspeed, Mason.