Desiree’s got cancer

Desiree has cancer on her thyroid. The mass is making it hard for her to breath, it's like breathing through a straw.
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Letter from Desiree’s mom:

“For the past 4 months, we have diligently tried to find out what exactly is wrong with our sweet Desi. She has visited veterinarians, specialists, and has had many tests and diagnostics done thus far. Upon a recent visit to her vet, he did several needle aspirations on the lump in Desi’s neck. They were sent out for cytology. The news crippled us. Desi has thyroid cancer. We could never have been prepared for this diagnosis. On Monday, April 8th, we consulted with a surgeon in Philadelphia. He is confident that Desi’s mass and thyroid can be removed and her prognosis is good. Of course we want to do everything we can for Desi and to make her better. She is very special to us. Her life before we rescued her was not a good one to say the least. She was confiscated from her owners and in horrible condition, emaciated and sick. Des is also deaf, and has learned hand signals since being with us. She looks right at me when I sign “I love you” and I know that she knows what I am sayings. When she came to us, I vowed to make her life the best it could be. When she began acting different in December, I knew something was not right. She also struggles on her inspiratory breathing (inhaling). The surgeon described it as though she is breathing through a straw. Her surgery is scheduled for Friday, April 12th. We are asking for help during this very difficult time. Any donation will be very much appreciated so that our sweet Desi can be healed.”

Desiree has been through so much and Kathy wants her to be happy and healthy. You might remember Desiree. We raised money for her lymph node testing a few months back:






It’s important to have the surgery as soon as possible. The surgery is set for Friday, April 12th. Any donations would be appreciated.

Here is the vet estimate and the evaluation letter from the vet.


Click the blue link for her evaluation: Desi VSEC Evaluation #1

Desiree and her brother Bach!


All donations are tax deductible. Free Animal Doctor pays 100% of the money raised directly to the vet.



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  • Laura and Steve and our furry family Wence

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Desi and you and your family.

    April 11, 2019 at 4:24 pm Reply

  • Diana Bulger

    My prayers 🙏 are with you and Desiree but please contact Peter Thomas of Chicago . View my page for the right Peter if necessary. I think all 5 dachshunds of mine all do .
    God bless you and your family and Desiree

    April 11, 2019 at 10:28 pm Reply

  • Mary E Costa

    Sending love and prayers for your sweet girl.

    April 12, 2019 at 10:09 am Reply