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The dog that loves the Boston Marathon is being treated for another tumor

A therapy dog ​​who became a fixture of the Boston Marathon is recovering after undergoing a second surgery to remove a tumor. Second, Spencer was out at his familiar spot near Ashland State Park, holding his “Boston Strong” flag. Pencer’s owners, Rich and Dorrey Powers, said they weren’t sure if he would be able to compete in this year’s marathon because their beloved dog needed a pre-removed 3.5-pound Tumor there. But on October 11, Spencer was there to cheer on the athletes, many of whom missed him after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the traditional race to be canceled in 2020. “He had it. Last week, vets found another tumor in Spencer, which led to another surgery. “Until we got that, we Rich. Powers said. So in the meantime, Powers is raising money for golden retriever cancer research through the Morris Animal Foundation. They said they received thousands of messages of support and people asked what they could do to help Spencer. “It’s unbelievable the amount of support we’re getting,” Dorrey Powers said. “He’s a miracle boy and I think he needs to, and isn’t ready to go. He wants to be in that marathon again,” said Rich Powers. Check out the video above for the full story.

A therapy dog ​​who became a fixture of the Boston Marathon is recovering after undergoing a second surgery to remove a tumor.

Spencer, a 12-year-old golden retriever, has become a welcome sight for many Boston Marathon runners.

Regardless of the weather on Monday of Marathon, Spencer was out in his usual spot near Ashland State Park, holding his “Boston Strong” flag.

Spencer’s owners, Rich and Dorrey Powers, said they weren’t sure if he would be able to compete in this year’s marathon because their beloved dog needed a 3.5-pound tumor removed beforehand.

But on October 11, Spencer was there to cheer on the athletes, many of whom missed him after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the traditional 2020 race to be cancelled.

“He was able to get back into the marathon again this year, which is a huge thing for me because I thought he’d never be able to do it again,” said Rich Powers. .

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Spencer, a 12-year-old golden retriever, holds his flag along the Boston Marathon Road on October 11, 2021.

Last week, vets found another tumor in Spencer, which led to another surgery.

“Until we have that pathology, we don’t know what our next step is,” says Rich Powers.

So while they wait, Powers is raising money for golden retriever cancer research through Morris Animal Foundation. They said they received thousands of messages of support and people asked what they could do to help Spencer.

“It’s unbelievable the amount of support we’re getting,” Dorrey Powers said.

“He’s a miracle boy and I think he needs to, and isn’t ready to go. He wants to be in that marathon again,” said Rich Powers.

Watch the video above for the full story.

https://www.kcra.com/article/spencer-boston-marathon-dog-recovering-tumor-removal/38466392 The dog that loves the Boston Marathon is being treated for another tumor

JOE HERNANDEZ

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