Friday, May 5, 2017

Tails From Rainbow Bridge: Pet Cancer Awareness Month


I arrived at Rainbow Bridge almost four years ago after succumbing to lung cancer.  Every day I meet a new dog who is at Rainbow Bridge for the same reason.  Pet cancer is the number one reason that pup and kitties come to Rainbow Bridge.  If you are over ten years old chances that you will be diagnosed with cancer.  Doctors and researchers are working very hard to bring these numbers down.
Starting May 6, 2017 Petco, for three weeks, is teaming with Blue Buffalo to raise money for several organizations including The Morris Animal Foundation (http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/) The National Canine Cancer Foundation (http://wearethecure.org/)  the Riedel and Cody Fund (https://riedelcody.org/), the Kate Koogler Canine Cancer fund (http://www.katefund.org/) and many more who are working to lessen the amount of dog who come to Rainbow Bridge because of cancer.  You can also click this link (http://petcancerawareness.org/what-we-do/where-the-money-goes-map/) to see if there are any organization in your area that is getting money.
Your parents can donate to these organizations by going to Petco from May 6 to May 29 and making a donation at the register.  You can simply round up the total of your purchase to help the cause, but it you make a larger donation it will really help, and could give me a break from having to swear in so many new dogs here who have passed from cancer.
Also, my dog friends, you can help out too.  When our parents take us to the pet store they are anxious to see what we want as we sniff every bone and peer under the shelves to see if there is any discarded kibble.  For the next three weeks, I ask you to bypass the bones and ignore the toys.  Go to the register and put your paws on the credit card reader and let your parents know you would prefer the chance to spend many more day with them than one more toy.
If you cannot go to a Petco or don’t have one in your area, you can make a donation by going here (https://petcancerawareness.org/donate/).
Because of our short life spans, humans have multiple dogs during their lifetimes.  Chances are very good at least one of those dogs will get cancer and the parents will need all the help they can get.  
If you can donate let me be the first one to say “Thank you very much.”

4 comments:

  1. Good post. We are donating in hopes that the dreaded C can be abolished.

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  2. WE do have a Petco, we will tell mom to takes us so we can help out
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  3. Thanks for spreading the word. It is such a terrible disease!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. That is pawesome. We will sure tell Mama to donate next time her is in Petco picking up my doggy food.

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

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