About the Campaign
Big tumor on a little kitty!
Last fall, Jaime had a walnut-sized growth under his left front leg, which has since increased to the size of a grapefruit. Initial tests indicated that the mass was not cancerous; however, its rapid growth has veterinarians concerned.
You can see the tumor here:
His owner Jo initially sought a surgeon’s consult on March 12th, and although the mass is believed to be a lipoma, its alarming growth rate has left experts cautious. The decision has been made to remove the mass before performing a biopsy since it requires extraction regardless. The growth has caused Jaime significant discomfort, and Jo fears it will continue to expand.
Adopted from an Allentown, Pennsylvania rescue group in 2014, Jaime has been a constant companion and source of comfort for Jo. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond her control, Jo finds herself in a precarious financial situation. Having been unemployed for six months after leaving her job due to harassment, Jo is struggling to make ends meet. Her unemployment benefits have recently been revoked, and she has already spent $500 on consultations for Jaime’s condition.
Originally, the surgery to remove Jaime’s mass was estimated at $2,500, but further consultations with the surgeon have raised that figure to a staggering $7,650. However, Jo has found a veterinarian who is willing to perform the surgery for $2,000 and is awaiting new estimates. The larger estimate is provided below, and we will update as soon as they send the new one!
Jaime’s well-being is of the utmost importance to Jo, but she simply cannot afford the necessary treatment without help. In these trying times, she is reaching out to the community to save Jaime from this potentially life-threatening situation. Any contribution, no matter how small, would be a lifeline for both Jaime and Jo.
Donations are only for Jamie, and only paid to his vet when surgery is done. No donations are paid to the owner.
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):
HOPEFULLY A SMALL AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
March 24, 2023 at 8:35 pm
Praying Jaime gets tumor removed ASAP
April 14, 2023 at 11:29 am