I adopted Tess from Boston Terrier Rescue a little over a year ago. She was found in an abandoned house and was pregnant, skinny and looking pretty rough. After she had her puppies, I adopted her and brought her home.
I noticed a lump a few months ago, but it seemed pretty innocuous. When it grew and changed, I took her to her vet who advised that the tumor is in her mammary gland and the entire chain of glands needs to be removed.
The cost of the surgery is well beyond my means at the moment. She may need further treatment afterwards, but I don’t yet know if I’m willing to put her through anything beyond surgery. The vet will know more once they can run tests on the tumor.
She’s the best hugger I’ve ever known and she snores like a sailor. Even though she hasn’t been with us very long, she owns a piece of my heart. With the rough start she had she deserves a long and happy life chasing lizards and stealing her sister-dog’s food. I don’t want to fail her like her other humans have.
I received two estimates for the surgery, $1100 and $1200. The visits to obtain the estimates, the screening and samples taken have already cost me $500 . I have no way of reaching an additional $1100 on my own.
Two of my previous boston terriers were lost to cancer - brain, stomach and now breast tumors. I’m not looking forward to fighting it again, but I need to at least try to keep her with me a while longer. If you can donate anything, it would mean the world to my kids, to Tess and to me.
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