RIGHT: Brittany Fewell, an assistant at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, walks Dee Dee along a hallway at the shelter on Thursday. Dee Dee is zipping along and feeling much better after surgery on March 22 to close a large hernia in her abdominal area. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
ABOVE: According to Clarke County Animal Shelter Manager Jennifer Wright, Dee Dee had a massive tumor in a mammary gland when she was dropped off at the shelter. During surgery to remove it, however, the veterinarian discovered a large abdominal hernia, which required the attention of a specialist. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Dee Dee the beagle is recuperating at the Clarke County Animal Shelter after having surgery. Aiding her recovery is Jennifer Wright, the shelter manager. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
The dog — estimated to be about 5 years old — was brought to the Clarke County...