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!
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
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