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Keefer added to Sponsored Dogs

May 23rd, 2011 · No Comments



Keefer is a 10 year old German Shepherd diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma.

UPDATE 5-23-2011—

Hi, my name is Keefer and I have Cancer.
I just turned 10 a few months ago and live in Florida with my mom, a fur sister and fur brother, and some other pack members. I have lived here since I was a little boy. When we first found out I had Cancer, I knew it was not something very good. I didn’t feel so hot and my Mom cried a lot. A few months ago, I started to take some special medicine and I am feeling a little better and there are even some good things too! I get a ton of cookies, anytime I want, way more car rides than I use to, and certain days when we are in the car for a long time, I get a really special breakfast. I’m not really sure what Cancer is, but I know I love my mom and she doesn’t seem as sad since I’ve been going in the car to the doctor more often. She does seem to get worried a lot about something she calls “bills” until she met some people from Canine Cancer Awareness who made her really happy!

Hi, I am Jennifer, Keefer’s mom. Wow, where do I start? The day I met Keefer was probably the first day I found my way after many years “lost”. I had found myself divorced with two children, and a job paying barely enough to cover food for us all. I had to get another job to helps ends meet and that is where I met Keefer. Meeting this very special boy changed my life. I have had dogs my whole life, all of them special. But I needed this dog more than he needed me. That was the difference. From day one Keefer and I connected. He was already three and had been in several different home situations, but none of them were right for him and he had been returned. I knew I wanted to give him his forever home. For the first time in my life I found myself on my own, with children who were depending on me, both physically and emotionally. Any single parent knows how hard it is to carry this burden of responsibility. I knew my children were safe when I left to go work (now three other jobs); Keefer became my source of strength, comfort and the best companion ever. After many long and difficult years I am finally doing what I really love, teaching children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, and Deaf-Blind. Due to special training Keefer has he is my work partner on many projects. Through the years he has worked with me in my journey to help children with disabilities and their mission to communicate. He has comforted me and others in need, and protected me and my children. Now it is my turn to help him. Anyone who is able and willing to make any financial contribution to Keefer’s cancer treatments can know that it will change the lives of many people, not only Keefer’s.
Thank you.
— Jennifer

CCA allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Keefer’s treatments.
Please help Keefer fight this disease. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Keefer will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Keefer’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

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