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Please help Kuma with Cancer surgery
$2,070 raised
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Ended Nov 22, 2013
My beautiful, best friend, furry companion, Kuma was recently diagnosed with an invasive, malignant cancer. He has an anal sac adenocarcinoma that is very large. He needs immediate surgery before he becomes incontinent. He is already straining ...

My beautiful, best friend, furry companion, Kuma was recently diagnosed with an invasive, malignant cancer. He has an anal sac adenocarcinoma that is very large. He needs immediate surgery before he becomes incontinent. He is already straining to defecate and the site of the tumor (his booty) is very sore. 

I took Kuma to three different oncologists for consultations. Two wanted $4000 to remove the tumor, but I found one surgical center that is willing to do it for $3000. I am struggling to come up with all the funds and have been trying to do everything to make this happen.

I've applied for care credit (denied: not enough credit history), applied for a bank loan (denied), Grants (no funds seem to be available anywhere), I don't have credit cards or savings. I live on a limited means, scraping by month to month. I am a freelance animal trainer, doing what I love most in the world - working with animals, yet it is truly a hard way to make a living.

Despite my limited means I have always been able to take care of all of my pets up until this point. Work has been excruciatingly slow this year. Kuma has always been my most expensive rescue dog and his gets the best care imaginable (I cook for him daily), but finding out he has cancer has been a big blow to me. As everyone is aware, Cancer treatment is so VERY expensive. 

I have paid $900 for tests, consultations, and diagnostics thus far. No treatment has yet been provided. Removing the tumor would be the first step. The $3000 is just the first part in treating his cancer, for the surgery, to make him comfortable. To further prolong his life. 

Kuma is a unique dog. He has been an actor dog for the past 10 years. Kuma has also done dozens of live performances at charity events. He is incredibly gentle with children and all animals. He has thousands of fans. He even gets a constant flow of fan mail! 

Any donation amount would be considerably helpful to him. THANK YOU!!!

Video on Youtube of Kuma: http://youtu.be/7X3fO0fRk54

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