This is the story of Goose. Just like the train from the renowned children's book, "The Little Engine That Could", this determined, full of life, happy-go-lucky little blue pittie continues to show us that anything is possible. In the process, he has managed to steal our hearts and everyone's that he meets.
Found tied to a pipe in the basement of a building, Goose wound up at the ACC (Animal, Care and Control) in Manhattan. Days later, even though he was a shelter-volunteer favorite, he was put on their kill list. We knew Goose had a tennis ball sized lump on his throat, but that did not deter us. We would deal with that later. With less than an hour to spare, our not-for-profit rescue, Cat Assistance pulled this snuggle-bunny extraordinaire. On January 20th, 2016, Goose took his freedom ride -- smiling wide and smothering the volunteers with kisses the entire time.
Fast forward to surgery and biopsy results: Stage 3 mast cell cancer. While the prognosis is not what any of us had hoped for, we are committed more than ever to giving this beautiful, special boy the best oncology care and the life that he so deserves for as long as he allows us.
Sadly, on November 15th, 2016, Goose lost his battle. He was surrounded by the only family he has ever known...his Pitstop family.