Bubble boy needs your help

This is Drake the 8 year old yellow lab. For the last three years he has had this lump on the left side of his head. At first it was not showing signs of bothering him so the vet did not want to do anything invasive. The lump started growing and showing signs that it was bothering Drake. So I took him back to the vet and they told me it was fluid that could be drained. My boyfriend and I relocated soon after and saw a different vet just to find out it was not fluid but in fact a benign tumor.  Several hundred dollars and a handful of vet visits later we ended up talking to a surgeon. They informed me if the tumor is not removed it could permanently damage the facial muscles in Drake's face. 

Our goal is $6,000 which is the total for the whole procedure. That would cover the anesthesia needed to put him under, the surgery itself, as well as his required overnight stay afterwards. We would like to reach as close to our goal as we can as soon as possible. The longer we wait to have the surgery the more likely the tumor is to burst. If the tumor bursts it will be more difficult for the surgeons to remove everything and the tumor could return. 

I do not have kids so Drake is like a son to me. He goes with me almost everywhere and is very much a mammas boy. I do not know what I would do without him. I anticipated an expensive bill for the procedure but due to our recent move we are unable to cover most of the costs.  I was very upset to learn my first vet was misinforming me and I was spending hundreds of dollars on consultations, most of which did not give me any new information. Any help at all would mean the world to us, every little bit counts. If you cannot donate Drake and I understand but we would love your help spreading the word. Don't let his bubble pop!

Donations

  • Brennan Creaney 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Sharon Krug 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Karen Wagner 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Megan Tackett 
    • $15 
    • 37 mos
  • Chris Urban  
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer

Kendal Burian 
Organizer
La Mesa, CA
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