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The "Help Save Pokey" Fund is an effort to raise money to fund the necessary surgery to remove Pokey's oral cancer.

I just fostered an 8 yr old Jack Russell Terrier (Pokey) who has a cancerous growth on his upper palate. I was told by the Humane Society that it was inoperable, and their vet said that he could live 6 months or 6 years. Another vet said that the tumor was NOT inoperable, but the surgery to remove it would involve removing part of the upper jaw, since this type of tumor was deep rooted, and unless enough of it was removed, it would grow back.

Pokey is a super sweet guy...still full of life and very active. The tumor is just under his upper lip, and covers his incisor teeth, and displaces his canine teeth (fangs). He's unable to completely close his mouth. He has to grab his food sideways, by tilting his head. He drools a bit, and his tumor bleeds easily. He was given up by his elderly owner when he was no longer to properly care for Pokey. He stayed in a crate for about 4 months at the Humane Society, being let out to exercise about once a day. I found him on Petfinder.com and had to meet him. I made the 70 mile drive and decided little Pokey needed a nice, loving home to spend (what I thought may have been) his last year or so of his life. When I heard that there was hope for him, I was elated. when I found out it would cost anywhere from $1000 to $1500 for the surgery, my elation was subdued. I found this site, and thought....I have to try! I know there are many kind-hearted people out there...maybe enough will be willing to donate to help save Pokey. I thank you in advance for your consideration and kindness.
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