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"Miracle Dog" Alive Thanks to Vets at OSU

COLUMBUS (Ben Garbarek) - He's being called the "Miracle Dog".

Veternarians at Ohio State are being credited with saving a dog's life after numerous other vets said they couldn't do it.

Hank had a cancerous tumor the size of a grapefruit lodged in his pelvis.  It was located in a difficult spot for surgeons to remove.

"It's just hard to see a loved one that's sick," said his owner Amy Kabel.  "You'd be frustrated not knowing how to help them."

Poor Hank had a hard time just going to the bathroom because of the tumor.

Amy was afraid she'd lose her best friend.  That's until she took Hank to see Dr. Katy Townsend at OSU.  Townsend said she knew she was in for a challenge.

"We were pretty shocked at how big (the tumor) was," Townsend said. 

She decided she could help and operated on Hank last week.

"When we got in there, we found a great way to actually be able to remove the tumor," she said.

Five hours of surgery later, the tumor is gone and Hank is feeling great.

"He proved us all wrong," she said.  "He's a really tough guy.  The next day he was up and walking."

"He's just the best dog in the world," Kabel said.  "When they said they could help him, it was the best news I could ever hear.  Then they got the tumor out and it was the best day of my life."

Now it's back to normal for Hank.  He has a savvy veternarian added to his list of admirers as well.

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