Six-year-old Oreo was rescued from a home earlier this month after a concerned neighbor realized he wasn't getting the help he needed. The dog's neglectful owners had allowed a tumor on his chest to grow so large that it actually dragged along the ground when he walked — and threatened to cut his life short if left untreated.
It's around this time that a volunteer from Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc. got involved.
"She went over there and said to Oreo's owners, ‘The word is out. He’s got to have some help, so please sign him over.’ And they did," Daryl Masone, the group's founder, told The Dodo.