Ugly mouth tumor has to be removed urgently for this poor little guy!

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About the Campaign

The first vet sent him home,

no treatment.

“He’s had a good life.”

Fortunately, Sylvester’s owner Tina heard of Doctor Gary Adams at Westside Pet Clinic from a friend, and took Sylvester there for a second opinion.

What is wrong

You can pretty much tell what the problem is, this nasty growth on Sylvester’s mouth! It started growing in March, and got bad quickly. Sylvester has also had an off and on again fever, and his appetite has not been good. Doctor Adams wants to remove the mass, have it tested, and also remove a few bad teeth.

Sylvester’s vet bill

This little Chihuahua bro was found stray by a neighbor of Tina’s about four years-ago. Tina adopted him and named him Sylvester. He’s been healthy until this situation. The first vet she took him to charged her nearly $200, and sent her home with no treatment, basically saying there was nothing that could be done.

Tina is a retired Army veteran, with a small pension. With her fixed income she has no extra money at the end of the month to save up, so spending that $200 at the first vet was a lot for her. The estimate for Sylvester’s surgery is about $1700, which is just an amount she does not have, and cannot save up for. All donations for Sylvester are only for him, and we only will pay them Westside Pet Clinic directly when the surgery is performed!

If you would like to help Sylvester, please donate in confidence: Your donation will be used for his surgery, and if the surgery does not happen, it will be refunded to you. Thank you!!

Vet estimate (click to enlarge):


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  • Anonymous

    What a brave little guy! I hope he gets the treatment he needs.

    April 19, 2021 at 1:36 pm Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Feel better soon Sylvester.

    April 19, 2021 at 2:51 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you for you help.

      April 21, 2021 at 12:40 am Reply

  • Devin Resa

    Hope this helps love you

    April 19, 2021 at 5:26 pm Reply

    • Tina

      This helps immensely! Thank you very much

      April 21, 2021 at 12:42 am Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you dear. I love you too and truly appreciate your help.

      April 21, 2021 at 12:49 am Reply

  • Gail Eppler

    Praying for Sylvester! Hope my donation helps this little guy get his surgery.

    April 19, 2021 at 7:04 pm Reply

    • Tina

      He will be getting the treatment he needs from the best, Dr. Adams, who is very skilled and compassionate and one of the best in California. Thank you for your prayers and doanation.

      April 21, 2021 at 12:47 am Reply

  • Jannia Brown

    Good luck

    April 20, 2021 at 9:46 am Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you my beautiful niece! I truly appreciate your help. I can’t wait for him to get better so I can be at your baby shower. I love you.

      April 21, 2021 at 12:58 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Just found out my cat of 15 yrs has Lymphoma. Seeing this little guy being in the need of help, puts a smile on my face. And hopefully he will smile big as well 🐶.

    April 20, 2021 at 2:44 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Ohhh, my heart goes out to you. Thank you so much for your help. I’m so happy and hopeful that’s he will recover quickly. He’s gonna be in great hands and I’ll do everything I can to keep him comfortable after his surgery.

      April 21, 2021 at 1:04 am Reply

  • Vince Enriquez

    For Tina’s friend Sylvester

    April 20, 2021 at 4:42 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you for your help! Big hugs to you my friend. I totally appreciate your kind words and thoughts.

      April 21, 2021 at 12:52 am Reply

  • Laura Caballero

    Hopefully he can get that nasty tumor removed ASAP!
    Keeping fingers crossed for a quick and full recovery Sylvester!!!

    April 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you very much for your help. I feel all the positive energy and love for Sylvester. Much appreciated!

      April 21, 2021 at 12:55 am Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you Laura for your help! Such wonderful words and the positive energy is beautiful.

      April 21, 2021 at 1:07 am Reply

  • Darlene Esquivias

    I know the cost of vet services and I am an animal lover. Hope for Sylvesters healing.

    April 20, 2021 at 5:29 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you Darlene, I truly don’t know what I would have done without the help of these donations. Yes, our animals are unconditional love and I want him to have a chance. Much appreciated.

      April 21, 2021 at 1:11 am Reply

  • Jacky Tomlinson

    You are awesome taking care of your baby and betting him what he needs!

    April 20, 2021 at 11:12 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you for help and kind words. I’m just overjoyed with all the positivity and love for Sylvester.

      April 21, 2021 at 1:16 am Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate the positive love , prayers and donations I know he’s in great hands and I can’t wait for him to feel better and get this whole thing over with.

      April 21, 2021 at 9:55 pm Reply

  • Teresa Hurd

    Good luck Sylvester you deserve a good life!!

    April 21, 2021 at 7:12 am Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you for your help. It’s so scary watching Sylvester deal with this growth yet, he’s a trooper and all the love and prayers are so wonderful. I believe he can feel hope. I’m truly grateful.

      April 22, 2021 at 10:26 am Reply

  • Stephanie Olsen

    feel better sweetheart.

    April 22, 2021 at 2:03 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you for your help with getting Sylvester back on track. He’s is getting closer to getting the help he needs.

      April 23, 2021 at 6:57 am Reply

  • Laura Caballero

    I wish I could donate more. Wishing Sylvester a speedy and full recovery. Thank you FAD for what you do! 💙

    April 22, 2021 at 4:47 pm Reply

    • Tina

      Thank you 🙏 for you help to getting Sylvester a chance to be himself again. I appreciate your kind words and want you to know I’m truly overjoyed and grateful that you opened your heart for Sylvester.

      April 23, 2021 at 7:03 am Reply

    • Free Animal Doctor

      If more people donated, whatever amount, imagine how many we could help. In other words: THANK YOU!

      April 23, 2021 at 7:10 pm Reply

  • Susana Rovero

    Fur babies need help, these are hard times. A little from all goes to help

    April 22, 2021 at 9:48 pm Reply

  • Mia

    To Tina & Sylvester, sending well wishes & healing from NYC. I can’t wait until he is back to his old self- happily exploring the world, taking you for walks & chasing squirrels up trees! I can vouch for what a loving pet owner Tina is. Glad to be able to help. -M

    April 24, 2021 at 3:22 pm Reply

  • Laura Gilder

    You beautiful little guy that must hurt so bad and It must bother you when you eat. I am praying this goal is reached you have to have this surgery ! 🙏🙏

    April 25, 2021 at 10:26 am Reply

  • Michelle Arambula

    I hope Sylvester gets better. God bless your baby.

    April 26, 2021 at 12:19 pm Reply

  • Tina

    Thank you everyone for all your prayers, comments, and of course donations. I never imagined that so many people would be willing to lend a hand, especially in these difficult times. Sylvester has been a very important and loving companion to me and there was no worse feeling than the helplessness of seeing him in pain and not being able to give him the comfort and treatment he deserves. All of your generosity and support has touched my heart and been a bright spot amongst the challenges of the last few weeks, truly. Thanks to all of you he’ll be having his surgery tomorrow (Tuesday April 27, 2021). It comes in the nick of time as the growth continues to expand and is getting infected and Sylvester’s tongue will not fit in his mouth. The poor thing is clearly is very uncomfortable. I’m a nervous wreck but I’m just going to stay positive because I know he’s I good hands. I will keep everyone updated on his recovery. This website is wonderful and I’m truly grateful for all they to help.

    April 26, 2021 at 11:56 pm Reply

  • Sandra Ogimachi

    I hope he gets better. We are all praying for him. Love you Tina

    April 27, 2021 at 9:25 am Reply