This little lady is Mama, an 11-year-old Chihuahua and her mom has this to say about her: “We are thick as thieves.”
Mama’s been in the family for seven years! Her mom says they go everywhere and do everything together. When mom worked at an assisted living facility, Mama would tag along every day. She became the unofficial therapy dog for the house. Her mom says, “Mama is just so gentle with everyone, and knows exactly where and when she is needed in any situation.”
Mama and her family recently moved to Gillette, where her mom is working part time while going to school. When Mama started showing signs that she was in pain, and it wasn't going away, her mom got worried. So, Mama made a trip to the vet where she underwent a few tests.
Imagine the heartbreak Mama’s mom felt when she learned Mama has cancer in the joint capsule of her wrist. Mom was devastated and scared: “I admire her so much! I would be lost without her!”
Mama's family was told the most sure-fire way to give Mama her quality of life back and to stop the spread of cancer was an amputation, where the vet surgically removes the leg. After covering the cost of the initial testing for her beloved pup, mom knew that just didn’t have the money for an amputation, but she also knew that was her only option to give Mama a fighting chance. That's when she learned about Fur Kids Foundation, and decided to apply for help to pay for the veterinary bill.
Fur Kids Foundation was happy to help Mama get the surgery she needed and bring peace of mind for mom as well. Mama’s in good hands as she recovers. Fur Kids Foundation hopes that this amputation brings them many happy years together.
Get more information about join cancer in dogs
According to Wag, joint cancer is fairly rare in dogs, but it can be aggressive and usually spreads fast. If you notice that your dog is limping, in pain, has swelling around a joint, or a lump near a joint make sure to get your dog into a vet for some testing.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. You can see a list of those who support us on our Supporters page. Check out more Success Stories.
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
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