Hang on Cubs, summer is coming. Only a few short months and we will spend most of our time outside. You can smell stuff wafting thru the air, lay in the sun, take walks and we'll smell the flowers together. I promise you that it will be the best summer of your life. Just hang on...
Little 7 pound Cubby came into our care on February 9th. He was found as a stray in Philadelphia and turned into animal control. AC noted the growth on his face and determined that he needed to leave the shelter by 5pm on the 9th or he was to be humanely euthanized.
"Hang on Cubby, I'm coming for you!" I shouted.
I knew that Cubby had medical issues, but I also knew that his time was not up on February 9th. I knew that he had more time, however long that time was to be. He had more time.
Cubby has been diagnosed with Oral Melanoma and at this late stage it is not operable. The doctor said that he may survive anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Traditional chemotherapy is only about 30% effective with this type of cancer, but the oncologist says that there is treatment available.
The Merial Melanoma vaccine given in series of 4 weekly shots is designed to boost Cubster's immune system to fight the cancer and Cubby and I are ready to battle! The vaccine can give him another year and I will make sure that it will be a year full of love, snuggles, walks and the sun shining on Cubby's face.
But we need the help of our kind, generous and compassionate friends and supporters to rally behind Cubby and help with the cost.
With the rescue's discount, each lifegiving shot is about $690.00 and a series of 4 is just shy of $3,000
But Cubby's worth it. He is so sweet and happy. He squeeks with excitement when I walk in the door at the end of the day. I so want him to feel the warm sun on his face and peace and contentment in his heart for the next year or more if possible. Hang on Cubs. Hang on. Summer is coming.
Link to the information about the treatment. The vaccine is all the way at the bottom