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Cavalier Rescue of Florida, Inc.: Emergency Medical Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The Emergency Medical Grant was used to pay for chemotherapy treatments for Honey, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, who was rescued by Cavalier Rescue of Florida.

This grant allowed us the opportunity to provide Honey with lifesaving medical care to treat her cancer. As an all-volunteer rescue without support from endowments or tax dollars, we must fundraise to provide care to all of our rescues. With the support of the Petfinder Foundation, we were able to help Honey without delay.

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Honey is an almost 9-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel who arrived in rescue from a breeder/hoarder situation having delivered multiple litters of puppies. Upon arrival she had a visible tumor that needed to be removed. The tumor was biopsied and she was diagnosed with a grade-3 mammary-gland adenocarcinoma. Through consultation with the oncologist, it was determined that chemotherapy would offer Honey’s best chance at a long life without a recurrence of cancer. She would need between five and six treatments, delivered over a four to five months. She began her treatments in September 2017 and had her fourth treatment on Nov. 21, 2017. She is responding so well, so she will require only five total treatments. Honey will be available for adoption once she is given clearance from her doctor. We hope that by the New Year, Honey will be ready for a new forever family.

We greatly appreciate the support of the Petfinder Foundation, because the cost of Honey’s overall medical care, from arrival to adoption, will exceed $5,000. This donation made it possible for us to provide her with the care she needed immediately. We were able to fundraise the rest while also providing care to the other Cavaliers in our care. Honey now has an excellent opportunity to live much longer, and we will make sure she is treated like a princess!

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