We are asking for URGENT help for one of our dear friends and fellow animal advocates. Liz Fox goes above and beyond for animals in need and now needs our help for one of her own dogs. Nicky is Liz's senior boy who she adopted from North Shore animal league. Nicky became a service dog and has been an incredible emotional support for Liz who suffers from ptsd. Nicky brings joy to everyone he meets and even accompanied RTH to schools to help teach humane education to children. Liz later adopted another dog from RTH, named Mikey, and he and Nicky have become best friends over the past 5 plus years.
Liz had purchased a medical plan for both dogs and they always went for bi yearly visits, which included bloodwork and anything else that was needed. Unfortunately, times became hard for many and Liz could no longer afford to keep the medical plan in place.
Nicky went to our vet last week for routine senior bloodwork and they found an anal mass while doing a rectal exam. We had them do a chest xray, which showed nothing in his lungs or chest. We then had an ultrasound down, which showed a 2 1/2 cm nodule on the spleen. We do not know if it is malignant, but there was great risk of it it bursting and causing internal bleeding. Nicky was then seen by Dr. Carver at VMCLI for a consult. After a lot of discussion, and thought, it was decided that Nicky should have surgery to remove the anal tumor as well as remove his spleen. It was recommended getting this done ASAP, so Nicky had surgery yesterday. Thankfully, he made it through the 1 1/2 hour surgery without any complications and is starting on his recovery while staying at the 24 hour hospital for a few days.
Please consider donating just a few dollars to help this beautiful boy. RTH has already paid $1400.00 and the remaining surgeryy costs are over $6000.00. If everyone of our followers donated $5.00, we could cover the cost of Nicky's medical expenses as well as any future care. Liz never asks anyone for anything but is the first to give. Nicky means the world to her and she is beyond heartbroken. I know that times are hard for many... but if we all just gave a little, what a difference it would make.
Road To Home Rescue Support
P.O. Box 7403, Wantagh NY 11793