Everyone here in NYC knows Major! He is the personification of a gentle giant! My dog Gambit and many others in the city grew up with Major and I can say he is just the sweetest and friendliest dog!
Early this month, Major's owner Tara noticed that he had some blood in his urine. After a visit to the vet they had to immediately start a surgery on Major because it was detected he has a mass behind his kidney, which apparently that ruptured and it was the reason of the bleeding.
Major recovered well from the surgery, but unfortunately the biopsy results from the mass the vets removed showed that he had Hemangiosarcoma. This unfortunately is a very aggressive cancer and because the dogs does not display any discomfort or pain, in most of the cases it's always found late. The oncologist after some more analysis concluded that the tumor might have already metastasized, since the mass was bleeding. So Tara got the terrible prognosis that Major might have 2-4 months left without chemo or 6 months with chemo, although nothing is guaranteed.
Between vet consultations, surgery, post-op care, medications, lab analysis, specialist consultations and meds appropriate for palliative care Major's bill got to $20K! Of those, the insurance only covered around $8K leaving them with more than $10K to pay as well as the emotional burden.
Overall Major is still acting like his old self and Tara and all Major's friend are trying to enjoy and make it count any second he stays here with us.
We are starting this gofundme because of the shocking costs of all these procedures.
If I could, I would magically make Major all better. However I wanted to help them in some way, since I can not only imagine but SEE how overwhelming this situation is for them.
Thank you anyone that contributed and share this campaign with others! The donations will go directly to Tara's account!
- Susan Cave
- Nala The Berner
- Bernice the Berner
- Stephen Lee
- Ruffin The Berner
Organizer and beneficiary
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