My younger daughter and I adopted Sadie, a/k/a Bean, from the City of Columbia Animal Shelter in April of 2007. According to the shelter she was four months old and had been picked up with two other puppies just walking down the road. We could not resist her long basset body and sweet terrier face! Sadie was a terror as a puppy, destroying shoes, furniture, and pretty much anything else she could get a hold of! With a little training Sadie became the sweet, lovable dog she is today.
Since my daughters are grown and away from home, Sadie has been my company and my walking partner. One day while scratching under her chin and down her neck I felt a lump about the size of a large marble. A couple of days later, I felt two smaller lumps. I wasn’t too worried since I work as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital and we have lots of patients with benign fatty tumors. I took Sadie to work with me on Thursday, June 20th and one of our vets did a fine needle aspiration. The next day the doctor took me aside and told me Sadie had lymphoma. I was devastated. The thought of losing my sweet Bean was horrible and depressing and I cried the rest of the day. We scheduled an appointment with the oncologist for the following Tuesday who confirmed the diagnosis, Stage III lymphoma, and told me about the treatment options. To give Sadie the best chance, I opted for the CHOP protocol. I lost my job three years ago and have only been able to find part-time work so I had no idea how I was going to pay for Sadie’s chemo. I prayed that I would find a way.
I started doing searches on the internet and found Canine Cancer Awareness. I was amazed there was an organization that would consider helping. The day I got the email saying they had approved my application I was overjoyed! What a huge relief it is to know that my sweet girl will have the best chance possible.
The CCA Board of Directors has allocated $1000 to help pay the costs of Sadie’s treatments. Please help Sadie receive the treatment that she needs. Any sponsor donations made on behalf of Sadie will be used to pay unpaid invoices and the checks will be sent directly to Sadie’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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