Zoey the Shep

Large tumor is twisting her shoulder joint out of socket, causing damage to her joints.

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About the Campaign

Tumor is growing so big,

twisting her joint now!

Zoey has a tumor on her arm, around her shoulder, that has suddenly gotten so big it is twisting her shoulder joint. She is having trouble walking, and the doctor says it will damage the ligaments and lead to bad arthritis and other problems.

See how the shoulder is pushed out and twisted:

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She is a nine year-old Australian Shepherd mix, which Roland got as a puppy for his mom Ai and dad when he left home for college. Zoey became his mom’s dog, even more so when her husband passed away from COVID complications in 2020.

Back in 2021, Ai took Zoey to the vet for a small bump where this large tumor is now, and the vet said it was benign and not to worry about it. And for a few years that seemed to be the case, but last year it suddenly got quite large. Ai took Zoey to the vet again in December and they said it definitely needs to be removed.

Ai lives with her sister in Oxnard, California and both are seniors on Social Security. They can afford the occasional vet visit, but this surgery cost is much more than they can come up with. It is urgent that the tumor get removed, they have been trying to get help and just saw about our program on TV recently. We’d like to get funding for Zoey quickly, and all donations here are only for Zoey and paid only to the veterinarian when surgery is performed.

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  • Anonymous

    Absolutely praying this beautiful dog gets the care she needs.

    February 16, 2024 at 3:06 am Reply

  • Gail Gagne

    Wish I could donate more.

    February 16, 2024 at 7:30 am Reply

  • Beverly Rosas

    Get well quickly Zoey!!

    February 16, 2024 at 8:41 am Reply

  • Lorraine Waxman

    Thank you for your compassionate work.

    February 16, 2024 at 3:30 pm Reply

  • Linda Kimbell

    Praying for Zoey. May she soon d healed. When is the surgery??

    February 16, 2024 at 3:59 pm Reply

  • Cloydean Lacy

    Thank you for helping these precious babies! They don’t deserve to be starved and mistreated! Once they’re healthy, a wonderful person will step up and adopt! Won’t you ❤️

    February 16, 2024 at 5:52 pm Reply

  • Julie Harris

    Thank you I am sure this dog has had a wonderful life with his family all these yrs!

    February 17, 2024 at 5:31 am Reply

  • Christina Osborn

    Having 3 digs of my own, I know how expensive vet costs can be.
    I pray the necessary funds are donated to Zoe. She certainly looks like a sweetheart.

    February 17, 2024 at 1:30 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I am a senior and know how hard finances are.

    February 17, 2024 at 6:12 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Best wishes for the whole team and,especially, the patient.

    February 17, 2024 at 8:53 pm Reply

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    February 19, 2024 at 11:28 am Reply