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Medical Treatment for Animals when owners can't afford to do so.

My mission statement "In Honor of Zeus" exists to provide humane shelter and care for animals temporarily or long term that are in need of housing and to assist in medical treatment when owners cannot afford to do so. As a Lab Rescuer I have seen so many animals be put down if only the owners cared or had the money. 2 years ago our 4 year Lab Zeus was limping- the next day was his Vet appoinment so they told us not to worry and they will check it out when we get there. After initial examination the Dr. thought it was a torn ACL which is very common in Labs. But after further x-rays and ultrasound they said it was not. The very next day he had to brought back for biopsy. After a few days that seemed like eternity we knew something was wrong. The Dr. called and told us to come in, My husband and I with tears went and found out that Zeus had chandrosarcoma ( Cancer). A less agressive form we were told that amputation would be the way to go since the Cancer had not spread. We were given some options but decided to go with Board Certified Dr's. to give Zeus the best chance possible. 4 months after the day of amputation he began coughing so we rushed him in and it had spread to his lungs. Were given many medications for him and he seemed to be doing well- but after a short 2 months- we had to let him go. Our total bill was just shy of $25,000 but it was worth every dime to have him with us while he could still be a happy baby. The money that we receive will be spent on a building a facility on our adjacent lot on our property and to get vet care to people that cannot afford to do so for their beloved animals. This is my lifelong dream is to help as many animals as I can to the lifelong commitment of people to their pets." Saving as many animals as possible is the right thing to do.
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