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Cancer and Dogs

Welcome to the Canine Cancer Awareness (CCA) web site. Within these pages, we hope you find useful information to guide you on your journey with your dog in battling this disease.

Our mission is to provide you with knowledge and support so that you can consult with your vet to get the best possible treatment for your dog with cancer. While you’re here, please visit our gallery, Faces of Courage. There you will see those precious pets who have faced this disease. Some have wonderful tributes containing personal experiences. They, along with countless others, will never be forgotten, and are our driving force.

CCA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting canine cancer. We help sponsor the veterinary costs of dogs diagnosed with cancer for those families in financial need who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment. You can help sponsor these dogs too! Extend their precious days, read about their courageous battles, and give generously to these dogsā€”Sponsors Needed.

Unfortunately at this time our funds are nearly depleted and we can only offer limited financial assistance. IF YOU QUALIFY we would like to include your pup on the Sponsors Needed page of our website. Any sponsor donations received on behalf of your pup will be sent directly to your vet upon receipt of an unpaid invoice. Please note these donations cannot be used for balances incurred prior to receipt of your completed application but will be applied to any charges incurred once your completed application and all documentation has been received.

Please note your application still to be reviewed to confirm medical information and financial need. Upon receipt of all required information and verification by your vet the application will be presented to the Board of Directors and a decision will be made. We will contact you if there is any information missing on your application and you will be advised once a final decision has been made.

With our continued fund raising efforts the size of our financial assistance may change. Please check our website regularly. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates, please send your email address to

As with any nonprofit organization, CCA’s life-line depends on financial support. Without it, we wouldn’t be here to give you this information, nor will we be able to help others with treatment costs. Any assistance you can provide would be deeply appreciated.

This donation will be made through PayPal using the credit card of your choice.

Or, if you prefer, you can mail a check to:

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

Ten Common Signs of Cancer in Small Animals

(From the American Veterinary Medical Association)
  1. Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  2. Sores that do not heal
  3. Weight loss
  4. Loss of appetite
  5. Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
  6. Offensive odor
  7. Difficulty eating or swallowing
  8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
  9. Persistent lameness or stiffness
  10. Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating