COOPERSTOWN – Zoe, the dog rescued from Exeter Center after she chewed off her own leg, has been declared cancer-free by veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, executive director Stacie Haynes reported just moments ago.
“According to the pathology report, the complete surgical excision is expected to be curative,” said Haynes. “They believed it was just a fatty mass, which is common in dogs her age. Zoe is cancer-free.”
On Friday, Nov. 22, Zoe underwent surgery to remove an 11-pound fatty mass and what was left of her shoulder, which was then biopsied to test for cancer. “The findings are consistent with lipoma,” she said.
Zoe’s stitches will come out Thursday. “Then she’s free to go live her best life.”