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Closed 12/07/2018

raised of £1,500 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £565 to Help Baloo get controversial treatment for his osteosarcoma, only available from the USA.

    Funded on Thursday, 12th July 2018

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    Baloo was diagnosed on Feb 3rd 2018 with canine osteosarcoma - bone cancer - which is considered to be terminal. The vet's options were amputation of his affected leg and chemo - neither which offers a long term solution and would put him through immense distress. The good news is that x-rays suggest it hasn't travelled and so it is only in his front leg. We have been seeking alternative solutions and have already had some success with a variety of natural remedies including Artemisinin and CBD oil. However the most effective remedy is a controversial, natural product similar to one of the treatments he is already receiving but only available from the USA at the moment -at a cost of £1000 per month. This is not covered by pet insurance, for a number of reasons, but if effective may only take 2-3 months to work and so we think it is worth giving it our best shot. This is, however, a significant amount of money to find in a short period and so we are asking for some help, if only to help take the edge of the full cost. Baloo is otherwise very happy, vibrant and full of life and so we want to do everything we can to get him back down to the beach this summer.



    • Janet Kelly2 years ago
      Janet Kelly

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      2 years ago

      Unfortunately Baloo lost his fight yesterday (29th April and one day before his 8th birthday, today). Although the treatment was showing signs of working, the tumour on his leg erupted and the bleeding couldn't be stopped. He was put to sleep and passed gently and in the lap of his owner, before he had to go through any more suffering. We all thank you so much for all your support and help. It is truly appreciated.

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    • Janet Kelly3 years ago
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      3 years ago
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    • Janet Kelly3 years ago
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      Janet Kelly

      3 years ago

      Thank you all so much for your donations. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of friends and also strangers who are helping Baloo get his treatment. He has just started with the new medicine and walked further this morning than he has done since diagnosis. He is also very happy and cheerful, so we are very hopeful. We are aiming to extend the fund so that anything over and above what is needed for treatment can be put to help other dogs - such as those of Brighton's homeless who might need vet treatment. Thank you so, so much.

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    Page last updated on: 4/30/2018 17.21



    • Natasha Clarke

      Natasha Clarke

      Apr 21, 2018


    • Lillie family, Saltdean

      Lillie family, Saltdean

      Apr 15, 2018

      Good Luck, Baloo...we're thinking of you


    • Fran Chalmers

      Fran Chalmers

      Apr 9, 2018

      Sorry it’s not more. Lovely Baloo deserves it xxxx


    • Stella Gray

      Stella Gray

      Apr 1, 2018


    • Tamzin Plank

      Tamzin Plank

      Mar 25, 2018

      Good Luck and we will follow his story , we will look out for you when we are out with our white German Shephard Missy x


    • Vanessa Cruickshank

      Vanessa Cruickshank

      Mar 25, 2018

      Hey sweetie. Hope he gets the treatment xx


    • Marnie Naylor

      Marnie Naylor

      Mar 24, 2018

      Hope to see you both at forthcoming Lido events 😊. Love Marnie x


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