Only The Youngest Of 2 Strays Claimed By Their Family Leaving Cookie Behind

The story of Cookie is a hard one to wrap your mind around. She was found as a stray along with a younger Labrador, but their family only claimed the Lab. The Cocker Spaniel was left behind, abandoned and confused. But thanks to OC Small Paws So UT, Cookie gets a second chance at life.

This senior Cocker Spaniel was found along with a young Labrador and taken to a shelter in California. They were able to contact the dogs’ family, but this is where the story takes a sad turn…The family claimed their young Labrador but left Cookie behind. She had to watch her family walk away in abandonment.

Lynn Hamilton of OC Small Paws So UT heard Cookie’s story and wasn’t about to let her spend one more day alone. Cookie was immediately set up with a foster family.

Cookie was fortunate to be in a loving home, but the hardships were far from over. A veterinarian found 12 cancerous tumors and was able to remove most of them. She’d have to undergo a second procedure to remove the remaining tumors.

“We have made the collective decision to not adopt her out,” they announced on Facebook. “She will stay under the care of the rescue for the rest of her life. She also will be under the care of our vet who has already done her first surgery.”

I think they made a wonderful decision to keep Cookie and not adopt her out. She will now spend the rest of her life under the care of amazing, loving people. It’s unfortunate that her original family gave up on her, but it’s comforting to know where she is now.