The Story of Beans:
We adopted Beans from a local animal shelter in February of 2013 as a companion for our other rescue dog, 6 year old Cooper. Although we were keen on finding a Boston Terrier, we knew he had to be ours after seeing him at the pound, playfully trotting around his enclosure, casting his head back to release a mighty bark. We brought him home with us shortly after, and he and Cooper eventually became best buddies. Over time, Beans has revealed himself to be quite a lovable trickster; opening doors, curling up in your seat when you get up, and stealing toys from Cooper.
On January 9, 2013, Beans was diagnosed with mast cell cancer. These types of tumors are common to the breed, and although the word "cancer" carries a frightening connotation, his prognosis could potentially be quite encouraging. Beans needs to have his tumors surgically removed, which will cost just over $1,000. After his tumors are removed, testng will be done to determine the grade and stage of the cancer. If it is a low grade and stage, it would mean that the surgery is all he needed to become healthy again.
We want to be very honest about our situation. We know that dogs are not humans, but they are a part of our family, and deserve to have their physical, social, mental, and medical needs met. We don't want to deny Bean the chance to live a long and healthy life, especially if the surgery cures his cancer, and no other treatment is needed. He is a young dog with no other problems other than a high metabolism.
What We Are Asking For:
We are seeking to raise $500 (about half of the total cost), to help offset the financial burden. Any donation amount can make a difference and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for any amount that you may be able to give.