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Help give Cali the surgery she desperately needs
$870 raised
102% of $850 goal
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Ended Jun 7, 2014
Cali is a wonderful spayed yellow Labrador Retriever who was thrown out of a moving vehicle in rural South Carolina on a road adjacent to the county animal control facility. A Dog4U, Inc. volunteer witnessed her abandonment and rescued her from ...

Cali is a wonderful spayed yellow Labrador Retriever who was thrown out of a moving vehicle in rural South Carolina on a road adjacent to the county animal control facility. A Dog4U, Inc. volunteer witnessed her abandonment and rescued her from the middle of the road. While it turned out that Cali was heartworm positive, which makes her ineligible for transport to our rescue partners in New England, she still has a good chance at adoption and finding her forever home. While at a PetCo Adoption Event, one of our volunteers noticed a soft lump under her armpit. We had it biopsied and it turned out to be a mast cell tumor which. Without surgical intervention the cancer will spread throughout her body and eventually to her spleen. It will kill her through a release of histamines within the tumors as they degranulate. Basically, she will go into anaphylactic shock and die. Cali is currently taking high doses of Benadryl as she waits for funding for her surgery.

We have provided surgery for several dogs with mast cell tumors in the past (one which we still owe the vet for) and have achieved good results and adoptions for these dogs. We ask that you consider donating towards her surgery so that she can find her forever home and live out the rest of her adult and senior years. Our veterinarian estimates a total of $850 which would include the surgery, follow up visits and an additional biopsy of the tumor once it is removed. The biopsy will ensure that the tumor was fully removed at the time of surgery and will give us the information that we need to provide appropriate after care. In many cases, we decline to do the biopsy if it is known that the tumor is benign. In this case the vet feels that the biopsy is a pivotal part of ensuring Cali's health and safety in the future. We currently owe the veterinarian $9,300 (yes, nine thousand three hundred dollars) and they will not extend any more credit, understandably so. Cali cannot have her surgery until the funding is raised. Please consider helping save Cali today, you donation is tax deductible.

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