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I am fostering an Australian Shepherd that is about 3 years old. She is the greatest thing I have ever had in my life. I love her so much. She stays right by my side when off leash, she is so obediant and knows all the basic commands.<br><br>
I took her to Best Friends the other day to get spayed. I found out that she may have mammary cancer. I have been heartbroken. I cry whenever I think of it and what may happen to her. The organization that she is from made an appointment to see a vet. I just came back from there and the vet said Roxxy has 1 large tumor surrounded by several smaller ones. I am devestated.<br><br>
The approximate charge for surgery is about $200. I know that Happy Tails is tight on funds considering it is not-for-profit and that they just started up a few months ago. I can contribute some but not that much.<br><br>
I am posting here in hopes that someone will have information on how to receive financial assistance for a medical emergency.<br><br>
I appreciate it everyone!!
 

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I don't have any help for you, but I will send good wishes.<br><br><br><br>
my heart goes out to you. I lost my best friend in april and it still hurts. I hope Roxxy can be saved.<br><br>
XOXO<br><br>
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I don't know of anything off hand, but I can tell you I've seen several dogs with mammary tumors get better with surgery and chemo. The bill for this usually runs around $5000 though.<br><br><br><br>
It won't really help so much with the cost, but you can get Care Credit, which is a credit card to use at the vet that if you put a certain amount on it you get interest free for a year... you can probably look it up online.<br><br><br><br>
Just as a point of reference for anyone who is reading this, dogs and cats who are spayed before reaching their first heat cycle are much less likely to ever develop mammary tumors. Each subsequent heat cycle increases the risk of developing cancer.
 

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Thanks dakinirawk & rabid child. As painful as it is going through an animals turmoil and suffering a loss of a loved companion, I say it is all worth it to have those special moments together!
 

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I don't really know what I can tell you to make things better... But I do know what you are going through. I've had my cat for ten years now and love her more than I can express, but she, too, had a tumor turn up a few months ago on her shoulder. She's already had two surgeries, but it just keeps coming back worse than before. She's still doing fine, acting like her normal, neurotic self, but I can't stand the fact that sometime in the not-so-distant future, I may be without a best friend.<br><br><br><br>
You are right, though, leogirl -- it has certainly been worth it. I wouldn't change a thing. Let us know if there is ever anything we can do for you, even if it is just to be here and listen. Most of us have been in a situation similar to yours and won't mind a bit just listening and offerring our support.
 

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Leogirl, my heart goes out to you. My Dusty is an Aussie, they are truly amazing friends. I always say he's one of the nicest things to have happened to me.<br><br>
Trust that you'll find a way to help her.
 
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