Dog With Large Tumors Found Abandoned On Highway

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

To make donations toward Coco's fund, visit or mail:

Farmers and Merchants National Bank, 1501 Silver St. Ashland, NE 68003,

Ashland Dog Pound Foundation


Val Verde Animal Hospital

9841 Giles Rd

La Vista, NE  68128

Make Checks Payable To Ashland Dog Pound Foundation


A chocolate lab named Coco was found abandoned on Highway 6 near Ashland and volunteers at the local pound are trying to raise money to get her treatment for a massive tumor.

The dog was found in late July walking down the middle of the highway. An employee at a nearby gas station spotted her and called police to take her to the shelter. Coco is now in a foster home. A veterinarian who examined Coco believes she is strong enough to undergo surgery to remove the mass.

Coco's foster mom, Misty Carter, says she is a "happy, go lucky, energetic, look at me dog." She remains very active despite the large tumor, estimated at weighing five pounds.

The surgery will cost $3,000 and people in the Ashland community have been working to raise funds to help Coco have a normal life.

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