An 11-year-old dog named Gypsy, bravely fighting heart cancer, has taken on the heartwarming role of caring for stray and abused animals with special needs. Despite her own health challenges, Gypsy continues to fulfill her nurturing role, providing love and support to the vulnerable animals in her owner’s temporary housing.
Gypsy’s story began 10 years ago when she was adopted by her owner, Jo. Initially, Gypsy was hesitant to adapt to indoor living, as she was accustomed to life on the streets. However, with time, her kind heart shone through, and she embraced her new home with open arms, demonstrating her immense capacity for love and care.
Over the years, Gypsy has become the dedicated caretaker of the animals in need brought to Jo’s shelter. Whether it’s animals with broken bones, abandoned newborn kittens, or any other creature requiring attention, Gypsy treats them all as her own babies. She lovingly cleans and plays with them, closely watching over their care and well-being.
Last year, Gypsy faced a difficult challenge when she was diagnosed with heart cancer. Despite undergoing surgery to remove the tumor and part of her shoulder blade, she has remained resilient and caring towards the animals in her care. Gypsy takes her medication diligently to manage the disease, all while continuing her role as a nurturing mother to the shelter’s inhabitants.
Gypsy’s dedication and love have not gone unnoticed, as she was honored with the Vets Now Pet of the Year award, a testament to her exceptional spirit and character. Her owner, Jo, is incredibly proud of Gypsy and the selfless love she continues to share with the animals she cares for.