Ringo is my rescue Pomeranian who recently developed 2 growths on the right side of his mouth close to his throat. They are growing in size and affect the way he drinks, eats and swallows. It's very difficult for him to get a simple drink of water because he has to push his tongue past the growths to get it to come out of his mouth. In addition, these growths are blocking his airway making it very difficult for him to breathe. This makes him cough constantly and deprives him of oxygen. If left untreated, these growths will completely block his airway and he will die. The problem was discovered back in August when one of the growths swelled up and protruded out of his mouth. A procedure was performed that reduced the swelling but did not remove the growth. More tests are needed to determine if these growths are cancerous. Your generous donations are needed to fund the examination, tests, and biopsy to determine if Ringo has cancer. These tests need to be done as soon as possible! I'm hoping Ringo does not have cancer because this dog brings a lot of joy to my family because he is a member of the family. Plus Ringo brings a lot of joy to people who see him when I take him out for walks or out shopping. I get to see the excited reaction on people's and children's faces when they see Ringo for the first time and it is pure, genuine and very real. This dog has stopped babies from crying and can crack a smile on the most stoic of faces too. Thank you for your donations and helping Ringo to live a full, joyful life. I look forward to walking him in the future when perhaps we can run into the kind people who donated to help save his life and say thank you in person to all of you who contributed to Ringo's fund.