Ayla Chemo

Successful amputation to stop bone cancer, but she needs chemotherapy to tamp down any possible spread of the disease.

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About the Campaign

Ayla needs chemo

She had bone cancer. HAD. Past tense! Thanks to amputation, that is gone. But there is some concern that it could have spread in the body, so the surgeon and cancer specialist agree that Ayla needs a course of chemotherapy.

Staples out, doing great!

Fortunately she has a great non-profit BanditsK9Care helping her, and they covered her first course of treatment on January 8th. The full course is six treatments, so there are five more to go and they are going to be about $1000 each.

Ayla is a service dog, providing a real service! Her owner Melanie has psoriatic arthritis, sometimes having difficulty standing and Ayla helps with this and balance. But there is more, Melanie’s husband committed suicide and attempted to murder her at that time, afterwards you can imagine she was quite traumatized. She got Ayla, a large and strong dog, to help her with this as well.

Last month Ayla had a successful fundraiser to get her leg amputated, which is the best solution, and three-legged dogs can do just fine (watch the video above!). But, based on what the doctor’s saw during surgery and some tests, they highly recommend this chemo now.

Melanie, her owner, is on disability, a fixed income, and has already spent over $1000 and maxed out her Care Credit account getting Alya diagnosed. Fortunately she has some money and the rescue helping her, but Ayla is going to need a lot of help to get all her chemo treatments! All donations are only to Ayla, paid only to the vet when the procedure is done. Three legged dogs live normal and happy lives, lets make that happen for Ayla 🙂

Vet bill for the first chemo treatment (click to enlarge):

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  • Traci Askew Thomas

    Casper is here and well because of Carol “Auntie” Young and here organizations. I wish I could give more

    January 10, 2024 at 9:06 pm Reply

    • Melanie & Ayla

      I’m so thankful for Carol and friends like you to help my baby. Ayla and I thank you soooo much!! 🐾🙏❤️❤️❤️

      January 13, 2024 at 10:23 pm Reply

  • Venus Ariano

    Get well, Alya.

    January 13, 2024 at 4:28 pm Reply

    • Melanie & Ayla

      Thank you so much Venus for helping my baby. We appreciate you so much and thank you for your well wishes. 🥺🐾🙏❤️

      January 15, 2024 at 8:20 pm Reply

  • Staci Walker

    Sending prayers, love, my thoughts and a small donation to Ayla and her family. No pet owner should feel alone going through this. Love, Kasi, Mocha, Murphy, MIA, Zoe, Abi and our entire family.

    January 23, 2024 at 1:55 pm Reply

    • Melanie

      Thank you 🙏 Kasi, Mocha, Murphy, MIA, Zoe, Abi and your entire family. We are so grateful for you helping Ayla. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts 🐾🙏❤️❤️❤️

      January 23, 2024 at 6:14 pm Reply