Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This mother and animal lover is selling cupcakes in the street to pay for chemotherapy treatment on a husky she had just been given that she then found had lumps all over its body.
Husky owner Veronica Yoselin Martinez Macias, 24, has set up her own cupcake stand in a square called Plaza Zaragoza in the city of Hermosillo in the state of Sonora in north-western Mexico.
Martinez Macias reportedly adopted the husky named Max a few weeks ago from a man who sold some birds to her mother.
Martinez Macias told local media: “He has a lump in his neck, he was treated by the vet who said it was an infection and it became smaller but then I touched his body and realised he has lumps all over his body”
Reports said the family took the animal to a vet who recommended carrying out a biopsy.
The animal lover who works as a pet hairdresser and has a three-year-old child has reportedly started to sell cupcakes in the street at the weekend to pay for the treatment expenses in the future.
Martinez Macias told local media: “I paid 400 MXN (16 GBP) for vitamins and 1,200 MXN (49 GBP) for the biopsy. I also have savings in case something happens and I need to take him to the vet.”
Reports claim the young mother is waiting for the results of the biopsy and this weekend she cooked 200 cupcakes to sell in the street.
Martinez Macias said: “He will need chemotherapy to remove the lumps but the doctor does not know what kind he will need yet.”
The husky is suspected to be suffering from neoplasia, an abnormal and excessive growth of tissue that can form potentially malignant tumours in the body.
She intends to sell more cupcakes next weekend, according to local media.
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