Cancer Stories

Annie – Frederick, MD

Annie is an 8 year old German Shepherd from Frederick, MD with Anal Sac problems and needed it removed.  Annie had her surgery on 6/10/16.  She was having her pre-surgery tests and the  the vet found she had a bit of infection.  Dr. Gauthier stated all was well for surgery, but felt like it was necessary to go ahead and do the surgery right away since there was a possibility of a very big tumor behind the anal gland.  Update:  The surgery went very well and Annie is up and moving around with the much hated cone, which she is not crazy about; doing great and feeling much better as you can see in her eyes.  Thank you  for making this possible for us, Annie and I are both greatly relieved and very happy.

 Update: 6/30/16

Annie is improving but did have a bit of setback when an infection developed in the incision area . She is now on antibiotics and doing much better has a follow up at Vet office 7/6/16.

Romulus – Boston, MA

Romulus is a 9 year old Doberman with Bone Sarcoma who lives in Boston, MA, Romulus is needing an amputation of leg and then a cycle of Chemotherapy.  He is so handsome; Mom is a fellow studying to be a Oncologist and he is her companion in the good times and bad times.  His update since surgery is that he is doing really well and is happy and healthy,  He misses going out to run,  but he does get to go on short walks until he is completely healed.    Chemotherapy starts this week and all thoughts are good.  Thank you The Mosby Foundation for your help.

Update: 6/30/16

Romulus is doing great, did develop an abscess on incision site but vet gave him some antibiotics and he is much better and ready for round 3 of chemo on 7/7/16

Cedric – Lancaster, CA

Cedric is a 8 year old male Pit Bull  from Lancaster, CA  who has a very large soft tissue growth under his armpit and it is very uncomfortable because it rubs the torso causing it to become raw.  Cedric was gotten as a puppy by the owner’s son and when he decided to move out he left Cedric with his mom who wasn’t quite sure about taking care of a dog by herself.  However, since she’s had him she has become very attached, says he  makes her unbelievably  happy, and is now her best friend.

“Thank you so very very much for your pledge in helping the love of my life and my only companion my boy…Cedric…He has a good gentle soul and is so  goofy…He loves life……He means so very much to me…You are angels on earth…Thank you….and God Bless… “ says Marie.

 What a loving family indeed.  Nothing better than a woman and her best friend.

Jackson Moyers – Norfolk, VA

Jackson is a 12 year old Beagle/Lab X diagnosed with Spindle Cell Tumor on right hind thigh. Spindle cell tumors originate from the connective tissue of, or beneath, the skin,

Most are slow-growing. The tumors often recur locally after surgical removal but spread to other parts of the body (metastasis) is rare. This is a common group of tumors in dogs, mainly in middle- aged to older animals and often on the limbs. These tumors do not respond to chemotherapy. Jackson has been doing great until struck with this cancer. 

Update: 6/29/16

“Jackson is doing great never new he had had surgery.  Vet used Laser and got it all and all is well.”“Running and playing like nothing ever happened.”  Thanks to The Mosby Foundation Jackson received the life saving surgery he so badly needed.