Leia is a loved little dog that lives in Sarasota, FL and has lived with her same owner for 7 years. About 5 years ago, Leia developed a fatty lump around her neck which was aspirated 4 years ago at a local vets office and diagnosed as a "fatty" tumor. That fatty tumor has since grown aggresively and has taken over her whole neck, and is now pressing on her trachea (as her attached x-rays show). 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue learned about this little dog, and realizing that her owner does not have the resources to help her, we jumped in. Her breathing has become very labored and time is of the essence to save her, as her tumor is slowly strangling her. Leia doesn't realize she is not rich as she is very happy living with her human Dad. She also lives with and is bonded with one of her pups (Jesse) that she had years ago before she was spayed. She is needed and loved and would be sorely missed if she died at her young age. With donations from the community, 4 Lucky Dogs assisted Leia with getting bloodwork and x-rays done with Dr. Eega at Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital in Riverview, and Leia was ultimately referred to Fetch Specialty & Cancer Veterinary Center by our beloved Dr. O who practices in Riverview. We took Leia to Fetch in Brandon, FL and she actually has a fairly good prognosis with removing all of the fatty tissue inside that will make her breathing easier. At this time, there is nothing to indicate that the fatty mass has attached to anything inside, and Leia, other than being a wee bit overweight, is a very healthy dog with a good blood panel return. 4 Lucky Dogs tries to give back to our generous community when we can, and we ask everyone to pull together to help us to help this dog. The high end of our quote (attached) is our goal, and we cannot schedule Leia for surgery until we have raised all of the funds for her. Fetch has advised that Leia should be scheduled for surgery as soon as possible due to her difficulty in breathing. EVERY DAY WE WAIT MATTERS!! Any additional funds raised over the cost of Leia's surgery will go to the next dog in need at 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue, Inc.