To date, the Magic Bullet Fund has assisted more than 100 dogs through cancer treatment. Most people are uninformed about canine cancer, treatment options and the availability of financial assistance through the Magic Bullet Fund.
Online PR News – 20-March-2011 – – Gracie is a beautiful 7-year-old Gordon Setter, the beloved pet of Karen in Columbus, OH. Gracie has cancer: Lymphoma. Without chemotherapy, lymphoma typically ends a dog’s life within 1-2 months. With chemotherapy, they have a very good chance of surviving 12-18 months or longer with great quality of life. The cost of treatment is out of reach for Karen, but she is not willing to give up. Karen discovered Magic Bullet Fund (MBF), applied for financial assistance, and the Fund agreed to help.
Magic Bullet Fund (MBF) helps when a dog would not be able to receive treatment without financial assistance. MBF was founded by medical animal writer Laurie Kaplan, in honor of her own cancer survivor, Bullet, in conjunction with the release of her book, “Help Your Dog Fight Cancer.” This book has given tens of thousands of dog owners the knowledge, confidence and optimism needed to see their beloved canines through cancer treatment. The 2nd edition of this award-winning book is currently available.
Thanks to the assistance of MBF, Gracie will have a chance to survive cancer. A diagnosis of canine cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Veterinary oncology has made tremendous advances in the past decade and there are treatment options available to those who want to fight their pet’s cancer.
Cancer is as unpredictable in pets as it is in humans. We don’t expect miracles for the dogs in the fund but we celebrate the ones that we get. The real miracles are that the owners get to have an extended goodbye, time for special moments that will bring lasting memories, and the very important ability to say, “I fought for my dog’s life!” MBF operates through donations from individuals and corporations. Donations can be made online at www.themagicbulletfund.org or by mail to Magic Bullet Fund, PO Box 2574, Briarcliff NY 10510. To volunteer, call (914) 941-0159.