Jenn Needs Help
Jenn needs to be spayed. Not only is she an older girl and needs pre-anesthetic bloodwork to check for liver and kidney function, but she also needs some, if not all, of her mammary glands removed. She has hard lumps in some of her mammary glands and we are very worried that she may have breast cancer. The major cost of this procedure is not just the actual surgery, but the cost to have each gland tested in a laboratory for any signs of cancer.
Another huge cost of this procedure is the chest x-rays before the surgery. The x-ray is going to see if there is any metastasis that has affected the lungs if these tumors happen to be cancerous.
A needle aspirate was already preformed. This is where the Veterinarian inserts a small needle into one of the tumors and extracts out cells. It came back inconclusive.
Jenn has been a breeding dog for an unknown amount of time. She is sweet and adores people. She gets along great with all dogs. She deserves help! As many of you know, our rescue runs off of donations and adoption fees. The amount that we need to help Jenn ranges from $1500 at the low end and $2000 on the high end. This depends on how many mammary glands need to be removed. The reason for the difference is based on what the Veterinarian feels needs to be sent off for histopathology to determine if Jenn has breast cancer.
I would be willing to contact and get estimates from the low cost, rescue friendly veterinary clinics in Denver if someone is willing to do a medical foster after the surgery and help her heal. This is going to be a major surgery and she is an old girl. She needs a soft bed with peace and quiet, not a kennel with other dogs barking. Even keeping her in my home would be stressful for her with the younger dogs bouncing around.
If you have any questions or concerns, or are willing to foster Jenn, please contact me right away!