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Cody added to Sponsored Dogs

July 20th, 2012 · 2 Comments



Cody is a 5 year old Shetland Sheepdog diagnosed with Lymphoma.

Cody is the light of our life. He makes each day worthwhile to keep going in our situation. He is our inspiration. He walks around the house everywhere I go acting as my eyes as I am legally blind. He’s there to lay his head on my lap whenever I am having a bad health day as I am diabetic and Stage 4 kidney failure. He is what we call the worker bee as he constantly follows his dad around the house assisting in fixing odds and ends and painting as well as mowing the lawn and gardening. Cody loves to run and play in the backyard with our older dog Ike as well as make a statement at any dogs he sees on television. Its always humorous to be in the other room as various commercials he knows the tunes to and has to run full speed into the room in order to catch his favorite commercial. So when the news came about him having Lymphoma it devastated us. He is my companion as I can’t go anywhere with my eyes as well as my health and my husband just got laid off from work. We can’t make any payments on the mortgage, our resources have depleted as we have sold whatever we have to pay for Cody’s treatments as well as Ike’s knee surgeries. Life seems to have hit us hard and it’s harder to know that soon we have to give up our treatment as we can only go so long on not eating properly in order to cover his medical costs as well as mine. Any donation would be a miracle to us. We believe in pay it forward and hope one day when we get our feet back on the ground that we can take care of others as others take care of us. Thank you for your compassion and prayers.

Cody has completed 8 weeks of treatment and has 11 more to go. We hope he will be in complete remission at week 19 and won’t need any more treatments. He is finally starting to eat again as well as become our snuggler and affectionate little boy. He is still really out of it, but our hope is that he can become a survivor one day.

We can’t afford the upcoming bills for treatments as we have to pay after each one. Any assistance to keep a fighting chance for our Cody would be a lifetime of thank yous for the joy he gives us.

— Pamela and Thomas

The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $600 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


Tags: Lymphoma

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Frank Hunt // Oct 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Hang in there Cody. Kots of love and prayers your way. Best wishes.

  • 2 lisa // Jan 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I just read Cody’s story and my parents are kind of going thru the same thing. Their dog Lizzie 6 yr old boxer mix was just diag with lymphomia and I found the spot on her neck around Christmas time. My parents are devastated and they are in their 80′s. Lizzie is my dads companion and is like his shadow. They are not sure what to do and where to go . They will do what ever it takes to keep Lizzie around but they are also on a fixed income. I am trying to help find some help for Lizzie and my parents. This is killing our family. Lizzie I adopted in a shelter because I knew my family would love her as she reminded them some what of their last dog Francis who was killed by a car. I feel terrible in a way that I gave them this wonderful dog but blessed that she is such a wonderful loving and caring animal. I just am trying to help my parents .Thank you and god bless y’all

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