ST. CROIX — A dog, abandoned by its owner, has a new lease on life after the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center’s veterinary clinic successfully removed a large tumor from its side.

Michelle Mehalick, the center’s veterinarian who performed the surgery, said the dog is in good shape and is now up for adoption.

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