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My son's dog has what I would refer to as a tumor. He originally

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My son's dog has what I would refer to as a tumor. He originally took the dog to the same vet 3 times because she had gotten into a fight and was recovering from the wounds. My son asked what the growth was? The vet said "it was nothing." Nothing started out as a nodule about 3 centimeters and the veterinarian said it would cost about $3000.00 to remove. It was something my son could not afford. He's loved her, protected her, fed her, kept her in the house, fenced in yard tried to keep her up to date on her shots. Needless to say the "nothing" has grown to about 59 centimeters. She doesn't cry or whimper, its just " in the way" when she walks. Animal control came by yesterday and left a citation for "cruelty to animals". He called the number to see if they could give him any help, nothing. He still doesn't have enough money to get it removed.
Does anyone know where he could get help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry that you have been waiting for a response. I recently just logged onto the site and noted that your question hasn't yet been answered. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years’ experience and would be happy work with you if you are still needing assistance. I frequently have been presented with situations where owners want to help their pets, but don't have the resources to. It is an ever changing area. I even had one of my vet techs start a go fund me page for her dog that needed liver cancer surgery. I am happy to tell you that between some of the assistance program and donated monies, she was able to have the surgery performed. I will send you the links I have heard of. I can't guarantee that all are still active and if he is going to seek help, he will need to put in some manpower hours to search for help, but here are some sites to start with. Assistance programs: The Mosby Foundation (Canine - California residents only) – themosbyfoundation.orgThe Onyx and Breezy Foundation – onyxandbreezy.orgTails of Hope Foundation – free visit: credit (veterinary): For some reason or other, not all of these will create a hyperlink to the website, but if you type in the address listed it shoud get you there. I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.Dr Z
Expert:  petdrz replied 2 years ago.
Hi Angie,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr Z