Heartbroken pup say goodbye in shelter lobby as her owner request euthanasia and walked away

Every female who has fully formed breasts is recommended to check them for breast cancer at least once a month (more often is considered more prudent). However, some women seem to either forget to do such an important "self-check" (40% of all breast cancer diagnosed is found by self-examination), or simply do not know how or what they are looking for if they were to do one.

Guidelines on how to perform a self-examination of the breasts:

1. In the shower or bath - are the best places to self-check the breasts (the hot water and soap tent to make the skin more soft and easy to feel any underlying problems that may be present). Using the finger-tips - move around the entire breast in a circular motion (start from the outside and work inwards), together with the axilla (armpit) to feel for any unusual lumps or knots, thickening of the skin, or rashes similar to eczema (dry skin, red patches, itchy) and psoriasis (patches of raised skin [red] and silvery scales) around the nipple which may indicate Paget's disease (a rear form of breast cancer that affects the nipple).

2. In front of a mirror - with both arms at the sides, slowly raise them above the head while looking for any unusual changes to the contours of the breasts, swelling, skin dimpling, nipple inversion (nipple turned inwards), or discharge of the nipples. Next rest the palms of the hands on the hips and flex firmly the chest muscles (both left and right breasts may not match exactly [usual in most women]) to look for any dimpling, or puckering (wrinkles or irregular folds) to either breast.

3. Lying down on the floor/bed - with a pillow placed under the right shoulder while extending the right arm over the head - check the breast and axilla using the tips of the fingers of the left-hand in the same way as previously explained in the shower. Also squeeze the nipple to check for any discharge that may be present. This procedure must then be repeated for the left breast by placing the pillow under the left shoulder and using the right hand to complete the examination.

Note: If anything unusual is found, it is recommended to make an appointment with either a doctor or health adviser as soon as possible to clarify any findings. If breast cancer is suspected, a referral will be made to a specialist who may order a mammogram to check for the possibility of a breast tumor. Around 80% of lumps found in the breast are NOT cancerous; however, because the remaining 20% are, self-examinations of the breasts are vital.

Carmen never thought she would end up in the shelter. She was owner surrendered at no fault of her own and is very sad. She feels a bit better when you enter her kennel. She slowly approaches you for gentle head pets.

With time and love, this sweet girl will make the perfect cuddle buddy! Please give her a second chance at life. Carmen is around 2 years old and weighs about 45-50 lbs.

**PAST SHELTER DEADLINE! This dog is in ACS KENNELS and at risk of euthanasia as space is needed by the city at 9:30am Mon-Sat, and again at 5pm Mon-Fri & 3pm Sat.**

We are NOT the City Shelter to where pictures were taken. FOR MORE INFO ON THIS PET please contact:
San Antonio Animal Care Services
4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone Number: (210) 207-4PET.
Fax Number: (210) 207-6673
Ask for information about animal ID number #A513002

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We'd all love for there to be a magical pill we could take or a food that we could add to our diet that would - poof! - make our risk of cancer disappear. While that's not available to us yet, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk and these 7 ways to prevent breast cancer can help.

Lose the Belly Fat

Decrease your risk of breast cancer and breast cancer recurrence by reducing your abdominal fat. Body fat boosts estrogen storage, so the heavier you are, the more circulating estrogen you'll store and the more circulating harmful estrogen you'll have. The good news is, you don't have to be a size six to reduce your risk. Research shows that even moderate weight loss can lower breast cancer risk by 25 percent. Belly fat is especially dangerous, so flatten that tummy. The quickest way to get rid of a spare tire: portion control and reduced intake of stripped carbohydrates. Failing that, try resistance exercises, and in a distant third place, vigorous cardio (exercise) like jogging or speed-walking.

Limit the Alcohol

If you want to diminish your risk of breast cancer, cut way back on the booze. Drinking alcohol, even moderately, can increase your cancer risk. Even as little as one drink per day seems to be associated with breast cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk. Three or more drinks per week boost the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 30 percent, and overweight and postmenopausal women may be particularly at risk. What matters most is the cumulative amount of alcohol you drink over a lifetime, so whether you have a glass of wine every night with dinner or a few cocktails on weekends, the effect is still the same. To keep your breast cancer risk low, limit your cocktails at one or two a week

Eat Veggies, Especially From the Cruciferous Family

Just as there's a strong association between emotions and cancer, there is also an established link between our eating habits and the disease. Red meat and fried foods are shown to heighten cancer risk. Sugar feeds inflammation and tumor growth. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables provide abundant antioxidants that help to neutralize free radicals. Cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, kale, and cauliflower are especially beneficial because they contain components that support breast health by helping to balance hormones.

Bone Up on D3

Your pale complexion may confirm that you haven't seen the sun in weeks or that, when you do, you're covering up as you should. But lack of sunlight also keeps us from manufacturing vitamin D3 - and vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that may help prevent breast cancer. Most of us are walking around with low vitamin D3 levels, in fact, less than one in ten Americans get the amount of vitamin D that studies suggest is optimal for breast health. The latest research shows that vitamin D is crucial for breast health. For breast cancer protection, research from America's most prestigious medical schools suggest that optimal health requires 2000IU to 5000 IU of Vitamin D3 per day.

Butts Out

If you're still smoking, it's time to call it quits. Women who smoke have an increased risk of breast cancer - and the earlier you start, the higher the risk. A recent study found that women who maintained a pack-a-day habit for 30 years or more increased their risk by 28 percent. Light smokers who quit after fewer years had only a 6 percent greater risk - so quit now.

Strategic Supplementation -Breast Health Formulas

While many foods are great sources of anti-cancer compounds, optimal vitamin D levels require supplementation. Every woman should consider adding a combination supplement formula designed to promote breast health to their daily routine. Key ingredients to look for include: Vitamin D3 in sufficient levels, as well as Calcium D-glucarate for detoxification and hormone balance, DIM for healthy estrogen metabolism, Green Tea extract for its polyphenols and Lycopene as an antioxidant with specific benefits for breast health.

Take Time to De-Stress

Though we don't have a lot of research to prove it, stress, loneliness and other negative moods increase the risk of developing most cancers, so they may affect your odds of developing breast cancer, as well as your chances of surviving if you do get it. A stress-fueled lifestyle may be linked to more aggressive tumors, and women with a family history of breast cancer may be more easily frazzled by everyday stresses. Too much stress is clearly bad for you, and getting it under control will help. Studies recommend meditation, regular exercise, spending quality time with loved ones, engage in hobbies you love, and laughter - these are all potent stress reducers, so enjoy 'em daily.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this site is for information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from a physician or other health care professional or any information contained in product labeling. You should consult a healthcare professional before starting any diet, supplement or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

11 Responses to "Heartbroken pup say goodbye in shelter lobby as her owner request euthanasia and walked away"

  1. Terrible Human being. Why did they surrender this fur baby?

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  2. How could someone be so coldhearted and do that to there dog? Hes only 2 years old. It's like taking there baby back to the hospital to have him aborted. WTF?!?!

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  3. We all know they can just about do that, now. Give them time!

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  4. This is outrageous people that treat their pets like animals worthy of nothing more than the street are disgusting this type of treatment of family members is unethical and immoral...

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  5. put those pos on the animal abuser list and make sure they never are able to get another pet ,meaning they have to be checked that they do not get one on the sly!

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  6. That person should be on a international animal abuse registry and banned from any contact with animals for life!

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  7. Humans disgust me at times like these ! may they be haunted by the memory of what they did to their doggie !

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  8. In San Antonio Texas. One of the very worst in the nation. Carmen has reason to worry.. RESCUES PLEASE GET HER SAFE

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  9. Not intended as mean but if everyone commenting could donate toward her rescue, it will help get her safe. Rescues are continually overwhelmed by the sheer volume of unwanted pets in Texas. Donations help get them on transport after the vetting expense. Please.

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  10. I just checked and Carmen is still at the shelter, we need to share and post and find her a loving home

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