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Harvey added to Sponsored Dogs

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Harvey

Harvey


Harvey is our first dog as adults. We never expected he’d feel like our first child, our best of best friends, the love of our lives. He’s gentle, soulful, his spirit strong and personality almost human. He gives kisses like they’re water he’s gotta unload from a sinking ship. He’s a total mush and flirts and cuddles with anyone that’ll allow it. He attracts attention everywhere: “What a handsome dog!” “such a perfect boy!” And yet it’s WE who have the privilege of receiving his love each day, with no expectation of anything in return.

The day we learned Harvey had thyroid cancer was the most devastating day of our lives. Cancer? How could it be? It’s our Harvey and God wouldn’t do that. It’s not fair. But then we put away the pity party and decided we would not let this disease take our son. We would fight it out of him, because it has no business being in such a sweet soul to begin with.

So we have fought, are fighting, and will continue to fight, despite financial hardship. Because of your support, we will get more days with Harvey, more years (God-willing), memories, smiles, laughter, and oh so many more kisses.

As I type this he trots up to me and puts his face to mine for a kiss. He knows we’re fighting this. I know in my heart that we’ll never love another dog the way we love Harvey, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure he has a long, healthy, happy, QUALITY life with us. We rescued him once, THANK YOU for helping us rescue him again. He has been an absolute blessing to us and those that meet him. May God continue to wrap him in blessings as he fights this battle against cancer.

May God wrap you in blessings for helping us fight it.
— Kate and Christian


The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Harvey’s treatments. Please help Harvey receive the treatment that he needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Harvey will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Harvey’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR HARVEY:

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Cody Added to Sponsored Dogs

August 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Cody

Cody


Cody is a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer. It was the worst news to hear that Cody was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer. My heart just broke and the tears were like a raging river. I could hardly breathe that the vet’s had to call for someone to take us to Ocean State Veterinary Hospital for immediate treatment. I prayed and prayed for a miracle for my Cody to please protect him and bring him back to health as they did not think he was going to make it past that day. Thankfully with faith, prayers and the blessed hands of our great veterinarian’s Cody is on the right track to becoming healthy again.

He is just the friendliest and most loving dog I have ever had the pleasure of having. He was a therapy dog for me as my husband was admitted to a nursing home and it left me home alone. He is my best friend, my companion and my cuddle buddy all wrapped up in one. He has brought so much joy and happiness to my life. He helped me overcome the loneliness that was easily slipping into a depression once my husband was admitted. He is now having chemotherapy and seems to be taking it well. He saved my life and now I hope to save his. Words cannot explain the gratitude we are overwhelmed with for my Cody.

Thank you so very much and God Bless.
— Hilda
The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Elbert Hubbard


The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Cody’s treatments. Please help Cody receive the treatment that he needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Cody will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Cody’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR Cody:

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Kerious Added to Sponsored Dogs

August 1st, 2014 · No Comments

Kerious

Kerious


Woof(Hello),

My name is Kerious ( pronounced curious ) I am an 11 year-old Yorkie and my human mommy found out on the 4th of July I have stage 4 Cancer (Lymphoma). When she found out she was so very upset. She was told if I didn’t get treatment I had only weeks to live but with treatment I could live for a year or more and my cancer could go into remission. Please anyone and everyone reading my story please donate towards my treatments so I can live longer I’m not ready to leave my human mom yet. I am fighting with all the energy I have to live but I really need your help, anything you give will help.

Thank you,

— Kerious


The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Kerious’ treatments. Please help Kerious receive the treatment that she needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Kerious will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Kerious’ vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR Kerious:

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Emma Added to Sponsored Dogs

February 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Emma

Emma


Emma is the sweetest dog alive, she’s never met a person or animal she didn’t like and everyone she has met has fallen in love with her. She is pure love. Emma has had a gift since she was born, the gift of caring for others. As a puppy, with absolutely no training, she was a seizure alert dog for our elderly Labrador. She would wake us up and drag us to wherever he was and shortly after entering the room, his seizure would start. After he passed, she cared for and comforted two other elderly dogs until they passed. Even after being diagnosed with Lymphoma and feeling ill herself, she continued to spend her energy watching over her best friend, alerting us when he had fallen or had to go out or general was not feeling well.

Emma is a Therapy Dogs International Therapy Dog and was about to start her therapy work with returning soldiers from Afghanistan when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The aggressive disease came upon her quickly and before we knew it, most of her lymph nodes were swollen and she was already Stage V. She has therefore not yet had a chance to finish her life’s work, helping others, because she needs help herself.

Despite her illness, Emma has continued to approach life full of love and joy and has fought this disease with as much determination as she has cared for others in her life. Because I was laid off at age 60 and have been trying to survive on part time jobs since, the cost of treating her Lymphoma has been overwhelming. However, I never thought twice about helping her, as she has given so much of herself to others, it was only right to help her. I am hoping that she still has many years of love to spread to everyone she meets. Emma and I will be forever grateful to Canine Cancer Awareness for their support.

— Cheryl and Emma

Update 2014-02-12

I would like to thank Canine Cancer Awareness so very very much for sponsoring my 8 year old therapy dog, Emma, during her treatment for lymphoma. While I still have about $2,000 in bills from her treatment, Emma is currently in remission and enjoying life. She has proven people wrong who thought a Stage V lymphoma dog was not worth treating.

We hope she stays in remission for a long time and we are able to return to her Treibball, Rally and therapy jobs.

We are very, very grateful for your help.

— Cheryl

Emma with her Oncology Vet Tech after completing her chemotherapy protocol:

Emma

 


The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Emma’s treatments. Please help Emma receive the treatment that she needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Emma will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Emma’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR EMMA:

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In memory of Bogey, thank you Ian!

January 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bogey

Bogey


We received this beautiful handwritten letter with a donation from Ian in memory of Bogey. Thank you so much!
We are thinking of Bogey too.

Bogey

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Moose added to Sponsored Dogs

August 23rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

Moose

Moose


Moose is a purebred Golden Retriever born November 8, 2012. In May, I made the discovery of what I thought was Moose’s swollen glands due to allergies. That however was not the case, Moose was diagnosed with Lymphoma. I cannot begin to explain the emotions that were to come and getting the confirming call from the vet saying he had cancer: I was working at school and excused myself to take the call…I just broke down….and then pulled myself together and continued on with working….I did cry the whole way home and don’t know how I made it home. Cancer had already affected the lives of my loved ones and I was not going to take my then, 18 month old puppy!

My vet did a lot of research and found a clinical trial being done at the Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT right out side of New York City. I took Moose down to see the facility and meet with the vet who happened to also be the co-owner. He confirmed what I already knew, and I decided to allow Moose to participate. The trial was a blind study and Moose received two injections of a mystery substance to which I might never know if he indeed received the drug. I had the amazing help of my parents and family friends who offered to drive and co-poilot Moose down for his appointments. Moose was amazing throughout the whole thing and was never sick and never stopped eating!

Six weeks ago Moose began the most expensive form of chemotherapy treatments. I know it was the only option. It will cost ultimately $10,000 if Moose continues to keep the stride he has been, not including the gas to get us to his weekly appointments.

Moose has the best personality and aims to please! He loves to chase balls and go for rides with his head hanging out the window. He is amazing with all the children that I work with and has been my light at the end of my darkest days. Moose has shown me so much through this process and as they say at the Vet Cancer Center “Maybe he is the one, the one to make history” and for those of you who know me, you know that’s what my goal is!

— Amanda

The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $500 to help pay the costs of Moose’s treatments. Please help Moose receive the treatment that he needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Moose will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Moose’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR MOOSE:

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Sadie added to Sponsored Dogs

August 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Sadie

Sadie


My younger daughter and I adopted Sadie, a/k/a Bean, from the City of Columbia Animal Shelter in April of 2007. According to the shelter she was four months old and had been picked up with two other puppies just walking down the road. We could not resist her long basset body and sweet terrier face! Sadie was a terror as a puppy, destroying shoes, furniture, and pretty much anything else she could get a hold of! With a little training Sadie became the sweet, lovable dog she is today.

Since my daughters are grown and away from home, Sadie has been my company and my walking partner. One day while scratching under her chin and down her neck I felt a lump about the size of a large marble. A couple of days later, I felt two smaller lumps. I wasn’t too worried since I work as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital and we have lots of patients with benign fatty tumors. I took Sadie to work with me on Thursday, June 20th and one of our vets did a fine needle aspiration. The next day the doctor took me aside and told me Sadie had lymphoma. I was devastated. The thought of losing my sweet Bean was horrible and depressing and I cried the rest of the day. We scheduled an appointment with the oncologist for the following Tuesday who confirmed the diagnosis, Stage III lymphoma, and told me about the treatment options. To give Sadie the best chance, I opted for the CHOP protocol. I lost my job three years ago and have only been able to find part-time work so I had no idea how I was going to pay for Sadie’s chemo. I prayed that I would find a way.

I started doing searches on the internet and found Canine Cancer Awareness. I was amazed there was an organization that would consider helping. The day I got the email saying they had approved my application I was overjoyed! What a huge relief it is to know that my sweet girl will have the best chance possible.

— Juliana

The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Sadie’s treatments. Please help Sadie receive the treatment that she needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Sadie will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Sadie’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR SADIE:

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Deuce added to Sponsored Dogs

August 5th, 2013 · 6 Comments

Deuce

Deuce


Deuce will be 8 years old in October, diagnosed with grade II mast cell tumors in May 2013.

We sometimes think of Deuce as our housewarming gift. When we purchased our first house we already had 2 dogs, Roxy, a pit bull who is now 12 years old and Zipper, a rescued pit bull terrier who is now 11 years old. While in the pet store, my husband was deciding what new fish to add to our tank, I wandered back to the puppies for sale. It was then that I seen this cute little pug puppy sitting in the cage all by himself and of course I couldn’t leave without him. Deuce got to spend our first Christmas in our new house together as a family.

On a regular scheduled visit to the vet we noticed a red swollen lump on the inside of Deuce’s ear. We thought maybe he had been bit by something. The vet recommended Benadryl and to keep an eye on the swelling. A few weeks later we went for a follow up as the lump was still there. The vet then suggested we have the lump tested for cancer. After waiting for what seemed like eternity we got a call letting us know that it was a mast cell tumor and because of its difficult location she needed to refer us to an oncologist to find out our next steps. I was in shock. Deuce showed no signs of being sick. He is always full of energy, running around, playing with his brother and sister (Roxy & Zipper) and has always been our door greeter. He loves to go for walks and always has to have a leg to lie on.

After visiting the oncologist we were overwhelmed with all the options for testing, medications, surgery, and treatment and could only think about how we were going to afford it all. Doing nothing wasn’t an option. We will do all that we can for him that our funds allow so that he can have the longest and most comfortable life possible. To some his is just a dog but to us, he is our son!

Since diagnosis, Deuce has had surgery to remove 7 mast cell tumors. He does get a little sick with sedation and anesthesia so recovery takes a little longer but recovery has went well. He hasn’t missed a beat and you would never know that he was sick other than his battle wounds (scars). In the weeks to come, with the help from Canine Cancer Awareness, Deuce will begin chemotherapy. Please keep him and everyone else that has had to deal with this horrible disease in your thoughts and prayers. We could not do this without all of the support from our friends and family.

We can’t thank Canine Cancer Awareness enough with us already having spent over $4,000, using the resources available to us we are beginning to wonder how much more we can do.

Thank you for your support,

—Crystal, Josh, Deuce, Roxy & Zipper

The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Deuce’s treatments. Please help Deuce receive the treatment that he needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Deuce will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Deuce’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR DEUCE:

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Victoria added to Sponsored Dogs

July 11th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Victoria

Victoria


Our seven year old Rottweiler, Victoria, loves to go camping and boating with us. During a recent camping trip she accidentally fell off the boat and would not move her leg. We immediately took her to the nearest vet where X-rays showed her hind left leg had a fracture where a fracture is uncommon for healthy bone. A mass showed in the X-ray and we were given the terrible news that it was likely osteosarcoma. Repairing the fractured bone was not an option.

After a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis we were faced with the most difficult decision we’ve had to make in recent memory: say goodbye to our little girl or amputate the leg to remove the tumor and follow up with chemo therapy treatments to avoid/delay the spread of the cancer into her lungs. As we cried in desperation she came out of the bedroom limping but with a smile on her face and licked us both. We knew then she had too much life left in her and we could not let her go. We would do everything we could to extend her time with us and preserve the quality of her life. That’s when we decide to proceed with amputation and chemo in spite of it meaning incurring a huge debt.

Her leg was amputated on June 18, 2013 and she had her first chemo treatment 10 days later. She has recovered from surgery beautifully and can do almost everything she did before. She tolerated her first chemo treatment well without any serious side effects, only her appetite decreased a little. We still have a long road ahead of us and pray that our Victoria will beat the odds and be with us for a few more years. We are thankful to Canine Cancer Awareness for their contribution to her treatment.

—Steven and Griselle

The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Victoria’s treatments. Please help Victoria receive the treatment that she needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Victoria will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Victoria’s vet.

To help sponsor treatment, you can click on the PayPal donate button below or send a check to:

Canine Cancer Awareness, Inc.
44 Devoe Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211


DONATIONS FOR VICTORIA:

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Help Canine Cancer Awareness by Submitting your Favorite Recipe

July 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Dear Friend,

Canine Cancer Awareness is excited to announce the launch of our largest fundraising project ever. We are preparing a taste-blasting custom cookbook featuring best and favorite recipes from people who would like to help Canine Cancer Awareness make the book a resounding success.

Our cookbooks will be professionally published and contain special pages of interest, a table of contents, an index, helpful cooking hints, and recipe category dividers. Our goal is to ensure that the cookbook be special enough that it will be treasured for years to come.

The cookbook will include a section for dog treats and trusted dog recipes so your recipes do not have to be for two-legged eaters.

We are asking you to submit 3–5 of your favorite, trusted recipes to us. In addition, if you have tried and trusted recipes that you have made for your dog, please send these along for inclusion.

The DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS is August 15, 2013.

We are looking for recipes in the following categories:

  • Appetizers & Beverages
  • Soups & Salads
  • Vegetables & Side Dishes
  • Main Dishes
  • Breads & Rolls
  • Desserts
  • Cookies & Candy
  • Dog Treats

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

When you submit a recipe, please include:

  1. Recipe Title
  2. Category
  3. Your Name

Please include an email address to us in case we need to contact you for clarification on a recipe you have submitted.

DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMITTING

We ask you to submit your recipes in two sections:

Section 1: Ingredients

List all ingredients in order of use in ingredients list.

Include container sizes, e.g., 16-oz. pkg., 24-oz. can

Section 2: Directions

Directions will contain the information about how to assemble the ingredients and how to prepare the recipe.

Keep directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., "Combine flour and sugar."

PLEASE DO NOT use statements like, "Combine first three ingredients."

Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times in directions.

Please send your recipes to Canine Cancer Awareness at info@caninecancerawareness.org

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