Welcome to 2014! I hope you are all having a great year. Now that the holidays are over, I’d like to get back to our regular blog posting schedule.
A few of you have asked whether there are financial resources available to families who are facing canine cancer. I have found a couple of resources for you. The first is the Riedel & Cody Fund, which is a public 501(c)3 charity providing support for people whose beloved pets are suffering with cancer. The Fund was created in memory of Riedel, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and Cody, a Rottweiler, who waged their own heroic battles against cancer. You can learn more about their organization at http://riedelcody.org/our-story. Membership is free and provides you with access to all areas of their website.
What does the Riedel & Cody Fund offer? A lot. They provide support, resources and treatment funding for people whose pets have cancer. Consider filling out a financial aid application if your household income is below $50,000. Regardless, become a member and get access to their online resources and community forums.
Another possibility for those located in the state of Massachusetts is Fairy DogParents at http://fairydogparents.org/. Fairy DogParents is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters. They provide assistance with food, medical and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts. If you live in the state of Massachusetts and you are facing canine cancer with your beloved dog, Fairy DogParents might be able to help you keep your dog.
If you know of any other organizations that provide similar services, please let me know, so that I can add their information to this post.