About the Campaign
Snowy has mammary tumors,
and one has ruptured!
It is pretty bad, as you can see. This little dog needs surgery soon. Though we do not have a biopsy of the tissue, the doctor is certain they are cancerous. But it looks like there has been no spread out of the tumor area yet, so if we can do surgery soon, she should be ok.
Her current owners took her from neighbors that moved out of state a few months ago. They simply said, we are moving and cannot take her, if someone wants Snowy they can have her, or we will just take her to the animal shelter!
Christine adopted Snowy after showing her to her son Andrew. The first time they met Snowy was all over Andrew, licking him, and running after him. Andrew has had some difficulties recently, and Snowy has been doing wonders to improve his mood and focus. She follows him everywhere, and goes crazy with excitement when he comes home (you can see her following him in the video above).
When Snowy first came into their home, Christine says the tumors were just small, dime-sized bumps, and she didn’t know they were anything to worry about. In the last weeks they suddenly grew up, and she got Snowy a vet appointment, then one of them even burst. They spent over $700 getting Snowy diagnosed and checked for surgery, but do not have the money for the surgery itself, and their application for Care-Credit was declined.
We talked with the doctor, and she is optimistic that surgery will be successful for Snowy and that there is no indication that the cancer has spread. However, it seems fast and aggressive and the doctor wants to do the surgery as soon as possible. Snowy has a good home, and a young man to look after and help. Let’s get her the surgery she desperately needs! All donations are only for Snowy and only paid directly to the veterinarian when surgery is perfomed.
You can see the full exam report as a PDF here: Exam_Report
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):