Lauren Gauthier is a dog advocate who founded a rescue organization called Magic’s Mission Beagle and Hound Rescue, Inc. The organization’s mission is to rescue hounds that have been abandoned by their previous owners.

In 2016, Lauren brought home Victoria the beagle. She initially wanted to foster her and find her a forever home. Eventually, Lauren and Victoria became close and decided to adopt Victoria and become part of their family.

After a few months of having Victoria, Lauren noticed that Victoria started to become interested in sniffing her nose. Lauren saw that there was a small red lump on the side of her nose and didn’t think much about it. At first, Victoria believed that the spot was just a clogged pore or a small pimple.


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Victoria kept sniffing her nose and stare at the little spot and afterward, she would just sit and stare at her. Even when the spot disappeared, Victoria would still put her wet nose against her face and sniff where the red spot was.

Because of Victoria’s persistence, Lauren decided to get it checked out. Lauren visited the doctor and had the spot biopsied. To her surprise, the results revealed that she had basal cell carcinoma, which is one of the most common types of skin cancer.

Lauren had it removed.

Doctors stated that if left unchecked, the cancer cell would’ve spread all through her nasal tissue and other portions of her face, which would result in more invasive procedures that would’ve left her face disfigured.

Thanks to Victoria, the spread of cancer on Lauren’s face and body were prevented.

Lauren believes that it was fate that brought her and Victoria together. Lauren saved Victoria from being homeless and abandoned, and the hound returned the favor by detecting her cancer at its early stages.

Although the surgery did leave her with a scar on her nose, she believes that it’s a small price to pay for what could’ve been if Victoria wasn’t there to warn her about the cancerous spot.

Here’s a video telling the brief story on how Victoria and Lauren saved each other.

Video Source NEXTA via YouTube


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