Athena

She is a service dog for a man with a brain injury, and needs urgent surgery and medical tests. We have arranged for significantly discounted vet care, so your donation goes very far for Athena!
15% Funded
  • $170.00 Donated
  • $1,100.00 Goal
  • 5 Donors
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About the Campaign

Athena is an 11 year old beagle mix that has served as the Service and Support dog to 27 yr old man who sustained a brain injury as an 8 year child. He has permanent brain damage and is disabled.

Athena was seen by veterinarian on 10/24/19 for a large bleeding mass on her lower mandible/lip but after a thorough exam, other serious issues were uncovered requiring urgent attention:

  • Heart murmur grade 4 out of 6

Requires: Echocardiogram to determine heart medication needed

  • 2 visible mammary tumors:

Requires: X-rays to check for lung metastases. If no metastases in lungs then surgery aims at complete tumor removal with clean histological margins by using the simplest technique. Unilateral mastectomy is currently recommended for the prevention of second tumor development associated with a regional mastectomy.

  • Bleeding mass on lower mandible, possible carcinoma

Requires: Tru Cut biopsy, sent to a pathologist to determine if and what type of cancer.

If malignant then would require complete surgical excision of the tumor, surrounding tissue, and any affected bone is required in an effort to obtain clean margins and effective local control.

  • Labs indicate infection and this is most likely to major periodontal disease

Requires: Full dental prophylaxis with extractions.

Her family has fallen on hard times and cannot afford treatment. We have arranged for treatment at a reputable, high quality vet in Mexico at significant savings! Your donation will really go a long way!

All transportation to and from Mexico is being covered by Jenny Armour-Ascione of Open Arms Rescue in San Diego.

Vet Estimate:

 

Vet estimate as pdf: CVET Athena_Ramsey Estimate

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5 comments

  • Carol Gibbons

    Stay strong sweet Athena, for you and your dad. Much love to you both❤

    October 28, 2019 at 7:02 am Reply

  • Terry Walker

    For Athena

    October 28, 2019 at 7:25 am Reply

  • ANNA MONTANEZQ

    I’m sorry for what this precious animal Athena is going through, I hope she gets all the help she needs, so please donate to her cause.

    October 30, 2019 at 4:50 pm Reply

  • Jenny Armour-Ascione

    Thank you ANNA MONTANEZQ, Lori Powers, Terry Walker and Carol Gibbons for donating you generosity is soooo appreciated!!!

    October 30, 2019 at 8:22 pm Reply

  • Sue White.

    Try Onyx and Breezy Foundation for agency funds and Live Like Roo Foundation too.

    November 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm Reply