“My owner said she was about to be homeless, what does that mean? Do you know why I’m here?”
“You have a nice yard! Your grass is awesome!”
“I could get used to this. You’re a nice guy, Ricky!”
“Hi! I’m Auggie!”
Auggie is a young Bull Mastiff who was surrendered to a rescue this past July by her distraught owner, who was losing her home and had nowhere to go—certainly no where that would take her with a 110 pound dog. She loved him very much and thought she was doing the best thing for Auggie, since the rescue pledged to find him a loving home.
The rescue didn’t have a foster available at the time he was surrendered, so he was sent to a boarding facility for the first week. Shortly after, a foster stepped up. Upon a routine visit to the vet to examine why Auggie had a swelling in his leg, it was discovered he had Lymphoma B cell, which is treatable with a good prognosis.
The rescue organized a fundraiser to pay for Auggie’s chemotherapy, but after only a few treatments, the chemo infiltrated into the leg, causing swelling and pain.
“Why does this hurt?”
The cancer wins the first round.
The rescue organized a fundraiser to pay for Auggie’s chemotherapy, but after only a few treatments, the chemo infiltrated into the leg, causing swelling, and amputation with additional chemotherapy was required to save his life, as his only other option was euthanasia.
Ricky, Auggie’s foster, and Mary, a kind volunteer with the rescue, realized the rescue could not afford additional funding since they are helping other dogs, so they have been dilligently searching all available options to pay for the necessary treatments to bring Auggie back to health. They personally have poured money into the amputation and fundraised for the treatments and are still working toward covering the additional chemo, which is expected to be $5-7,000 or more.
Ricky & Auggie head to the Emergency Vet for his procedure.
Auggie is winning the second round… can you help him with a knock out punch?
Since his amputation, Auggie has been doing really well! He is learning how to live with his loss and is getting stronger and more agile every day. He still loves his people and thanks everyone who comes within his range for their support and help, and is back to playing with his toys and enjoying his foster friends. He’s even been exploring on short walks around the neighborhood!
Please consider a small gift to help our Good Samaritan Fund make sure that all of Auggie’s expenses are covered, so his fosters can find him the perfect forever home.