Ginger's Surgery to remove her Cancerous Tumor!

On November 23rd, 2018, Ginger and her littermates were born. 15 puppies to be exact. She was born in Spring Hill, Florida. She flew to BTV in Janary of 2019 and so our journey begins. I have loved the breed since I was young. We had a Rottie growing up named Magnum. He was a large boy, and was my protector. Ever since then, I have always wanted one of my own. I finally made my dream come true and welcomed Ginger Marchessault into the family. Since day 1 she fit right in. Her spunky attitude and joyous personality was always welcomed by anyone she met. Naturally, everyone owes her hugs and kisses and at the very least lots of pets. Some of her hobbies include swimming, running, walking, biking, fetch, tug of war and meeting new people or pals to play with. She is a big girl at 90lbs even. During her last heat cycle, one of her nipples became enlarged and never went down. Since then, it has grown. She also contracted ringworm from one of our kitties that we rescued as a feral kitten. We have tried bathing, lotrimin, oral meds, a cone and much more to get the ringworm under control. Today, we found out that she indeed does have Cancer. We need to pay for testing to find out if it is benign or malignant. Surgery alone is going to cost close to 4k because they have to isolate her from any other animals due to the ringworm being so contagious. In the contract from the Breeder I bought Ginger from, it states that I cannot spay her until after she is 2 years old. However, the health guarantee does not cover Cancer. I am at a loss! My baby girl is part of the family. My daughter loves her with all of her little ❤ and so does anyone that meets Ginger. She is sweet. Of course, she is a Rottie so people turn away from her because they fear her. I promise you she wouldn't hurt a fly! She just wants to be loved and I want to give her the best life possible. On my way to the apt this morning, I ended up with 2 flat tires. When I stopped to put air in, I dropped my phone and cracked the screen. My poor baby is under enough stress and I lost my composure and started bawling. I feel horrid as it is not being able to pay for surgery. The Vet has also asked that we deep clean the house and test both kitties and keep Ginger confined to 1 room. Ginger is my side kick and goes everywhere with me. I just want to be able to save her! So I was told this morning that we now have to get both of our kitties tested for ringworm, and of they are positive, they also need to be treated. it is gonna cost around 500$ for their exam fee and sending the samples to the labs for both of them, not including the price of medication IF THEY ARE POSITIVE. I know life hits you hard in 3's, but my poor babies do not deserve any of this!

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Samantha Marchessault 
Organizer
Enosburg Falls, VT
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