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Shaina added to Sponsored Dogs

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Shaina

Shaina


I have three rescue dogs that I’ve adopted over the course of 11 years. This is Shaina, my oldest. I originally chose to adopt instead of to buy from a pet shop when I was. 17. I’d just lost my father to heart disease, and had a desire to fill a void by taking care of a dog who truly needed a home, and who might be euthanized otherwise.

I went to the South Los Angeles pound to look for a smaller dog, but then I saw her. She was skinny with a cut on her ear, but so full of energy and smart. She had her long nails wrapped around the cage’s chain-linked fence door and was shaking it, making noise to get my attention. The friend I was with said “Look at that one. She’s smart!”

I asked an employee if I could meet her. She took Shaina out from her pen. I crouched down to say hi. Shaina put her two front paws on my knees and licked my face.

I’ve been in love since.

The day I brought Shaina home, I found out that she was on the high kill list. She would have been euthanized the next day.

Shaina has been my best friend through it all – through good moments such as my high school graduation and my wedding 11 years later – and through bad moments, too.

In August 2014, the vet called and said that my baby Shaina has lymphosarcoma. It’s a type of cancer that, apparently responds really well to small chemo doses that are not harmful, and will prolong their life for 1-2 years.

I’ve had Shaina since I was 17. I am now 29. I will know when she’s in pain and it’s time to let go. Right now isn’t the time. She’s still active, playful, cuddly, and has a voracious appetite.

When you love someone, extraordinary things happen. You make it work. You make it happen.

To quote our vet’s website in regards to Shaina’s cancer type: “With chemotherapy, most dogs reach a complete remission and enjoy happy, healthy lives of one year or longer, often much longer!” So yeah…this type of cancer doesn’t cause dogs pain, and the chemo doesn’t cause them pain. I say heck yes.

Best regards,

— Danielle

The CCA Board of Directors had allocated $500 to help pay the costs of Shaina’s treatments.

To help sponsor Shaina’s treatments, 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 SHAINA:

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Clinical Trials for Canine Lymphoma

October 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Information regarding two open clinical trials for canine lymphoma can be found at:

www.animalci.com/trials/t-chomp

ACI is currently enrolling cases in a nationwide clinical trial to evaluate a monoclonal antibody (AT-005) 
that is conditionally licensed by the USDA to aid in the treatment of dogs with lymphoma. The study is designed to assess the benefit of adding AT-005 to a multi-agent chemotherapy protocol for dogs with intermediate to high grade T-cell lymphoma.

www.animalci.com/trials/t-lab

ACI is currently enrolling cases in a nationwide clinical trial to evaluate a monoclonal antibody (AT-005) that is conditionally licensed by the USDA to aid in the treatment of dogs with lymphoma. The study is designed to assess the benefit of adding AT-005 to a single-agent CCNU chemotherapy protocol for dogs with intermediate to high grade T-cell lymphoma.

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Kerious Added to Sponsored Dogs

October 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Kerious

Kerious


UPDATE 10-05-2014: It hurts me to say this, my Kerious passed on last Monday, September 29th. It was sudden and unexpected, he was in remission just last Saturday, but he took a turn for the worse the day before he passed. My heartaches right now from the pain. He was one of a kind and I will always love and miss him. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you have done for me and my Kerious. Please keep me in your prayers.

Kerious I love and miss you so much.

— Tracyi

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 had allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Kerious’ treatments.

To help sponsor treatment in memory of Kerious, 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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Ayla added to Sponsored Dogs

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Ayla

Ayla


My niece was having a baby in Feb. of 2004. I loved the name Ayla from the movie Clan of a Cave Bear. I wanted her to name her daughter Ayla. But on February 4th she had her daughter and named her Nyla.

One month later, in March 2004, Ayla came to me from my daughter’s friend. She was three months old. Her name then was Princess and I changed it immediately to Ayla. Ayla’s been my best friend ever since. My Grandson is 5 years old now, but when he was younger and taking naps in my room, Ayla would lay right outside the door. I knew when he was waking because Ayla would come to me and go back to the room. Because of my Ayla, I get my walking exercise done. We walk every night. On July 3,2014 I received the worse news. Ayla has Mammary Tumors and needs surgery to survive.

I am 58 yrs. old now. I am an ovarian cancer survivor, so I know my Ayla will be too,once she has the surgery. I know the time will come when she has to leave me but in my heart she is still a young pup. She still looks like a puppy when she rolls on her back or goes running.

After much research Canine Cancer Awareness is donating $1,000. I would not be able to get Ayla’s surgery without the help of their donation.

Thank you so much Canine Cancer Awareness.You will always be in my prayers.

— Kathleen


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

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Sapphire added to Sponsored Dogs

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Sapphire

Sapphire


I first met Sapphire at Fresno Bully Rescue in May 2012. I was one of the volunteers there. This was her second time back to Fresno Bully Rescue. She was originally from Los Angeles where she was used as a breeder dog. They clipped her ears and filed down her canine teeth. I believe she escaped from there because she was found by a woman roaming the streets of LA. She couldn’t keep her so she contacted Fresno Bully Rescue and they took her in. She was adopted by a family and was there for less than a year. They said she was stolen, I think she escaped from them because they just put her in the backyard and did nothing with her. SPCA contacted Fresno Bully Rescue to let them know they had Sapphire. She was now back at the shelter and that is when we met. By the 3rd time I walked her she let me know I was going to be her new mommy. Yes…she chose me! It took her until October to totally convince me. I was so in love with her and knew she had to come home. She finally came home in December 2012. She was my Christmas present.

Sapphire is 6 years old. She loves to give hugs, play with her favorite ball and just be right by my side. She never leaves me. She has a wonderful life now and is so spoiled. I can’t believe what a gentle loving dog she is considering the way she was treated before.

In May 2014 she was diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumor on her head. Her surgery is scheduled for September 17, 2014. Thank you to the Canine Cancer Awareness for donating so Sapphire can have her surgery to remove the tumor.

— Debbie


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

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Pheona added to Sponsored Dogs

September 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Pheona

Pheona


Pheona and I have been together for over 10 years, since Pheo was only 5 or 6 weeks old. I have known her since she was born though. I used to visit her even before she was weaned. We met at one of my lowest points in life; I was homeless, suffering from severe PTSD symptoms and I struggled each day to find a reason to live. Pheona coming into my life gave me the reason I needed. After being homeless for another year in 2008 I was blessed to get into supportive housing and some treatment for my trauma. A couple years later I was doing so well I went back to school, something I had always wanted to do, but didn’t feel capable of doing it alone. Pheona was with me every step of the way, including during my graduation from City College recently. She is such a gentle and loving dog that she was the class pet in every class I had at CCSF. Even people who are afraid of dogs were in love with her by the end of a semester, just from her gentle presence. At 10 years old she is also still very playful and active. (The emergency vet guessed she was only 6 years old!) She loves to play and just be a dog sometimes. I have never had to worry about her wandering off; she can’t stand for me to be out of her sight. (We both have a bit of separation anxiety where each other is concerned!) For 10 years Pheona has been my constant companion, and my Service Dog for over 5 of those years. We go everywhere together and she helps me navigate life successfully. My life didn’t magically get better when she came into my life, but with her by my side I couldn’t give up. Things would go up and down like anyone’s life. She helps me keep my head above water, emotionally, when things are rough though. Up until a month ago things had been going well again. Unfortunately, this upswing has been intercepted by a humongous downer of life recently. On July 2, 2014 our whole world fell apart. We took her to the vet for digestion problems. But, they wanted to talk about something more important they said: the big C- cancer. The cancer, specifically a mast cell tumor, is aggressive and in a really bad place to operate. We had first noticed the lump last October and took her in to our old vet to have it checked out. The vet that day said it was a perianal cyst, stuck a needle in it and said that since nothing drained out of the hole he made that it was nothing to worry about. We were relieved but tried to keep an eye on it. That was easier said than done though, due to the lump’s location. Surgery is the first treatment option for mast cell tumors, but the location of this tumor makes thing very complicated. The first vet said surgery wasn’t an option but when I went to the VCA hospital they said aggressive surgery is needed, ASAP. Unfortunately, to get all of the cancer cells they need to amputate her tail and remove a part of her rectum. That should cure it though! I am physically disabled and unable to work. My SSI payments aren’t even enough to pay my rent, let alone to cover any part of this treatment. (My husband’s disability payments cover my rent for me.) We have spent almost $1000, literally every penny we had, already on the vet bills, and she hasn’t gotten any actual treatment yet. I was starting to feel hopeless; I didn’t see how I was going to be able to make sure that my girl had all of the things that she needs. She has been there for me, every moment of the past 10 years. Now that she needs me, I want to give her the care she deserves. I feel like a failure. Since the oncologist suggested surgery I have been fundraising like a mad person. I have to make this happen for her. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the kindness of others.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
— Julie, Steve, and Pheona


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

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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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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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