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Stray dog's fight against cancer leads to loving home, thousands of Facebook followers

BY TIM STANLEY, Tulsa World Modified: February 10, 2014 at 3:57 pm •  Published: February 10, 2014

In his battle with a disease that will soon claim his life, a Tulsa golden retriever is winning fans and well-wishers all over the world.

Originally left at a Tulsa city shelter with a deforming growth inside his mouth, Platty, a 10-year-old male retriever, was diagnosed soon after with inoperable cancer and given only a short time to live.

Since then, Platty’s story has touched hearts. A facebook page,, has collected more than 10,300 likes, and from as far away as Australia.

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