Help Save Oakley

$2,845 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 41 months
This is Oakley and he is 3 year old golden retriever. He has been by my side traveling the country throughout my military career. He brings joy to every person he comes in contact with and has always had a way of cheering people up. Three weeks ago, poor Oakley was diagnosed with Spindle Cell Neoplasm, a cancerous tumor on his head above his left eye. After being transferred to a veterinarian specialist, the vet stated that Oakley still has a chance but radiation/surgery was needed. My boy is only three years old and it breaks my heart to see him with this lump on his head. Oakley is still playful Oakley and is in zero pain, however, I know the time will come down the road if i cannot get him the treatment he needs. It is like he has no idea that there is anything wrong. I love my dog more than anything and it has always been us. Right now, I am an Honorably discharged Marine in college and, believe it or not, he has helped me get to where i am today. I have spent the last of my personal student loans on getting him the proper veterinarian specialists for a diagnosis. i have also met with the surgeons and they are the ones who have told me what needs to be done. With the surgery, sedation, and radiation treatments the vets first estimate was 9,000 dollars. I applied for a Veterinarian Care Credit card and i unfortunately was only approved for 1,000. Feeling like there was nothing i could do, i was told about this website and figured i would desperately give this a shot. I also have a donation site via the Hero Network as well. I love my pup and i don't know what i would do without him. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please help save my Oakley. Thank You and God Bless. Tim


To read more about Oakley and his story, here is the link to the newspaper article that was written about him.

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_24541772/oakley-is-sick-his-best-friend-wants-help


thank you so much and if you would like to see his Hero Network Page the link is


http://heronetwork.com/wish/home?id=1509242
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Update 2
Posted by Tim Bell
41 months ago
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C'mon guys we can do this! I love Oakley with all my heart and it kills me to see him like this. I am honestly trying everything i can to raise money on my own. Please Please help! I will forever be in debt to all of you. I am desperately asking for any help whatsoever. The lump is growing and I want my boy to live. Goodnight and God Bless.
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Update 1
Posted by Tim Bell
41 months ago
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Thank You so much everyone! I am trying my best to speed the word about Oakley's Story! God Bless.
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Despina M. Andrelus
41 months ago

I saw this article. Perhaps you can find more help here??? Financial Assistance for Your Shelter Even in the best of times, finding the funds for your organization to run properly is difficult, but we're here to help. We've put together expert financial advice, inspiration from colleagues, tools to bring your fundraising efforts to the web, and more. Your organization needs funds to meet its mission, so explore our financial assistance resources (http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial_assistance_resources.html). There is money out there for animal welfare organizations, the trick is knowing where to find them. Our financial assistance resources section on animalsheltering.org is a one-stop shop for finding exactly what you need. Take a look at our guidelines and tips page (http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial-assistance/guidelines_and_tips.html) for tips for animal care organizations facing economic hardship, how to write a winning grant proposal, non-profit marketing tips and more. Then head over to our grant opportunities page (http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial-assistance/grant_listings.html) to see what you're eligible for. Building a fundraising plan that works for you and your organization can be frustrating, but our new and improved resources will help you map out a plan and find your funding.

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Despina M. Andrelus
41 months ago

With love and gratefulness for your service and compassion!! Xx "A righteous man regards the life of his animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI

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$2,845 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 67 people in 41 months
Created November 23, 2013
KW
$100
Karen Webster
40 months ago

I recently lost my golden lab, following some complications after she had surgery and my chocolate lab Bella has cancer and is currently undergoing treatment to help to prolong her life, whilst we don't know if it will cure it, it may help to give us some more time with her, I totally know how you are feeling and I will keep Oakley in our thoughts and prayers, I would really love it if you could let me know how you get on. When my dog was diagnosed I was told to seek help from vet training schools, even out of State, sometimes they can help in these circumstances, In memory of my golden lab Clemmie and from my beautiful dog Bella, please accept this donation and good luck.

CR
$5
Charlene Real
41 months ago

I'm Sorry Tim & Oakley, I'm really trying to get you Help! I'm sorry this isn't much, I wish that I could give more! Give Oakley a Hug from me!

SH
$20
Sarah Hofsteede
41 months ago
OK
$25
Olivia Kost
41 months ago

My mother's flat-coated retriever, Riley, had a similar diagnosis with a worse prognosis. He died at the age of 6. Ironically enough, her new golden retriever puppy is named Oakley. I have a 1 year old golden retriever named Garner, and he is my best friend, has truly gotten me through college. I hope you can reach your goal, god bless you and Oakley.

$20
Anonymous
41 months ago
PJ
$10
Prerna Joshi
41 months ago

I don't really know you at all, but I can understand your pain, and I wish you all the luck!

$10
Despina M. Andrelus
41 months ago

God bless you and precious Oakley. Xx

$40
Jane Couser
41 months ago

Matching donation of 2 friends that donate for my Birthday. Thanks Tracy and Marsha!! Hugs and Kisses to Oakley!!

$10
Anonymous
41 months ago
MB
$20
marsha burkhart
41 months ago
Despina M. Andrelus
41 months ago

I saw this article. Perhaps you can find more help here??? Financial Assistance for Your Shelter Even in the best of times, finding the funds for your organization to run properly is difficult, but we're here to help. We've put together expert financial advice, inspiration from colleagues, tools to bring your fundraising efforts to the web, and more. Your organization needs funds to meet its mission, so explore our financial assistance resources (http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial_assistance_resources.html). There is money out there for animal welfare organizations, the trick is knowing where to find them. Our financial assistance resources section on animalsheltering.org is a one-stop shop for finding exactly what you need. Take a look at our guidelines and tips page (http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial-assistance/guidelines_and_tips.html) for tips for animal care organizations facing economic hardship, how to write a winning grant proposal, non-profit marketing tips and more. Then head over to our grant opportunities page (http://www.animalsheltering.org/how-we-help/strengthen-your-shelter/financial-assistance/grant_listings.html) to see what you're eligible for. Building a fundraising plan that works for you and your organization can be frustrating, but our new and improved resources will help you map out a plan and find your funding.

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Despina M. Andrelus
41 months ago

With love and gratefulness for your service and compassion!! Xx "A righteous man regards the life of his animals" - PROVERBS 12:10; "If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion & pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men" - FRANCIS OF ASSISI; "I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs...(They) are an obligation put on us, a responsibility we have no rights to neglect, nor to violate by cruelty...." - JAMES HARRIOT; "The greatness of a nation & its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated" - MAHATMA GANDHI

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