Unusual surgery saves Edmond hound

JOHN WILLIAMS Modified: July 9, 2009 at 12:41 am •  Published: July 9, 2009
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/> Woods said she had never performed a procedure this intricate.

"This is the biggest mass I’ve ever removed, and my boss said it’s probably a record for the clinic,” she said. "It’s was very exhausting work. There are tons of blood vessels stuck to the spleen. I had to deal with it one blood vessel at a time.”

Woods’ greyhound provided blood so Pepper could get a transfusion.

Pepper and two litter mates started life being tossed in a bag and thrown in the garbage. Two sanitation workers found them and left them by the side of the road. Only Pepper was able to make the one-mile walk through the woods to Ellis’s home between Guthrie and Edmond.

"She’s a tough gal,” Ellis said. "She’s been through a lot, but she’s able to wiggle when she walks again.”


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