Words cannot describe how Deborah Dixon and her truly kind spirit and compassionate nature have touched my life.
Let me start at the beginning. In the summer of 2013, my beagle female of 6 years, Beatrice, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a biopsy of a growth on her neck came back positive. Unable to pay for the surgery and treatments, or to find a place to live that would allow me to keep her, I was devastated. I'll never forget when a family member advised me to 'put her down' to be “compassionate”, but I wanted better for Beatrice. Instead, I contacted the organization Beagle Paws, an animal rescue founded in St. Johns, Newfoundland. I figured it was a long shot since Beatrice was critically ill, and I really did not expect what happened next.