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Golden retriever Henry found abandoned with a 46-pound tumor

Animals are not only a lifelong commitment but also a lifelong expense and for some owners, they can’t cope if their animal develops an illness that results in expensive bills.

But there are shelters and charities that can help; no animal should be left to fend for themselves with a chronic illness.

Sadly, Henry, the 8-year-old golden retriever was found abandoned on Newport Beach, California a few years ago. He was struggling to walk due to a 46-pound tumor growing on his side, reports CBS Los Angeles .

Rescuers believe he was abandoned because of his tumor and knew they had to act fast to relieve his discomfort.

Animal Control Supervisor Valerie Schomberg made it her mission to help this sweet, affectionate dog and even managed to get him a $500 grant toward the cost of surgery.

Vet Dr. Karla Nichols told Inside Edition that the tumor was making it very difficult for Henry to get around.

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