2 years ago, we helped an elderly couple treat their equally senior pup Benji for a massive tumour in his leg (Read the story here). While the tumour turned out to be a non-metastatic type, given the size of the growth, the vet had warned that it may recur. And recur it did. Just a few weeks ago, we were contacted once again to help as Benji's family had noticed a lump growing on the same site.
The vet advised surgery as soon as possible lest it grows as quickly as it did the first time. Given that this is a recurrence, should the tumour grow again to the size it did, Benji may lose his leg this time. So, rather than wait to gather the funds, Uncle and Auntie Soh decided to go ahead with the surgery, borrowing some money from their kind neighbour.
Benji is a happier, tumour-free dog after the surgery so it was all worth it. However, Uncle and Auntie Soh now owe almost $2000.
Benji still needs to go back to the vet to have his dressing changed every few days and he will also need to be put on a special diet for the rest of his life. We would like to help Uncle and Auntie Soh keep Benji healthy and happy for the rest of his days. We do not know if the tumour will recur again but Benji is taking it one dog-day at a time. For now, we are appealing for funds to help Uncle and Auntie Soh pay for Benji's vet bills.
If you can help with Benji's vet bills, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to pay directly to their vet. Any amount will go a long way to help Uncle and Auntie Soh, and Benji!
Written by: Sam