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PLEASE...I NEED HELP! I have a 10 year shihtzu that I rehomed that needs a lumpectomy as well as a dental. But, since trying to save for his surgery, I had an emergency with my 12 year old crested. He has a sarcoma in one eye, 2 dogs, 2 surgeries...

I am a small business owner, I run a home-based dog grooming shop and have been a dog groomer for 25 years and have had my business for 15 years.  I have the best clients that have help with donating money and I'm so appreciative for them.  I always try to do things for myself, I hate to ask for help, but I'm having to reach out now.  People that know me, know my heart is with the animals.  I do the best I can with every dog that comes into my shop, and try to support whoever may need it.  I have a close relationship with my clients.  I have many friends on social media that have been there for me and vise versa,  even if its just for support.  I'm hoping that I can reach some of you now.  I know I can't do this by myself so I need to at least try doing it this way.   But, during my fundraising efforts for one dog, "Gunner", another one of my dogs appeared with a more serious medical emergency in a matter of days.   

GUNNER is a bubbly, affectionate & full of life, 10 year old Shih-Tzu.  His yorkie brother got taken off by a coyote right in front of his eyes.  Poor Gunner would have been all alone in his house with no companionship, no one around during the day, and would have definitely fallen into a depression.  HIs owners asked if he could come live with me.  Of course he can!!!  I have dog sat for them many times and fell in love with Gunner and he bonded with me.   But, he did come with some medical issues.  A huge mass under the armpit that projects out the side and has grown on the inside.  It affects his mobility (challenging for him to go for walks) and breathing when he's laying down.  I can't exercise him like I would like too with this mass and he is overweight.   It's the size of the palm of my hand.   He is also in need of a dental.  He's never had one, and his mouth needs serious attention.  I have no idea how many teeth he will loose in the process, which makes a financial estimate difficult until they are doing the surgery.  Teeth extractions range from $30 - $200 per tooth.  But, I do have a rough estimate, but it will definitely go over the higher end of the price with the teeth extractions.                    Gunner's surgery estimate is approx. $1,500.00 plus extractions (but no way to know how much it will actually cost, could go over that).  I need to try to get his surgery done in January, if I do that, there will be an additional 10% off the dental part of the surgery. 

PIRATE is a very hyper active, playful 12 year old Chinese crested.  I rescued him 6 years ago from a bad situation.  He is a tough boy, and is a retired CAN AM Champion Show Dog. I was still showing him the odd time as a veteran, but now those days are over because of whats happening now.   Out of nowhere about 3 weeks ago he developed some swelling at the bottom of his eye.  It got worse and bigger and started to take over the entire soft tissue all the way around the eye.  His actual eye is fine, and so is his vision.   He went for a tonometer pressure test, which was fine as well as needle biopsy at 2 weeks, didn't show anything.   Went for a surgical biopsy at week 3 and at that time a biopsy on a lump on his stomach area which turned out to be just a fatty lump.  We are closing onto week 4 and $1,000.00 later to just find out that its a Sarcoma (malignant soft tissue), which was the worst possible news.   I had to use some of the money collected for Gunner's cause to now use for Pirate's immediate emergency situation.

We now have met with a specialist.  We are in need of an immediate CT Scan.  The specialist is suspecting OsteoSarcoma (bone cancer).  But, we won't know for sure until the scan is done.  I'm so distraught if this is his outcome, there is nothing that we can do for him.  At the moment he is on anti-inflammatories as well as a higher dose of pain medication. 

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