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Matilda Jo's Lump Removal

Organized by: Lynette Pelletier

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I have a difficult time asking others for help, and that's why the lumps on Matilda have gotten entirely too large, but I have to put the plea out there now. The moment I make an appointment for her after saving the money, I need new tires for my car, it's time to renew my three month Rx, or another uncontrollable life situation occurs. Living paycheck to a few days before paycheck makes it difficult as a single person. Matilda Jo is a Beagle Terrier mix, as I was told the day I adopted her at the shelter. She was about six weeks old and it was her day to be euthanized. I had seen her at the beginning of the week and told the high kill shelter I'd be back that Friday, and, if nobody else adopted her, I'd take her home with me. That was about eleven years ago, and we've been through a lot together; six states, which include moving cross country twice, a month long stay at ASPCA when I couldn't afford to board her and trying to hire someone to take care of the dogs was impossible. I made a deal with the owner where I boarded and worked off her rent by painting the building, so I was able to go back to ASPCA and "re"adopt her. Matilda is so full of energy to this day and doesn't show her age, other than the white in her face, and the growing lumps. The one on her foot was the size of a pea for many years and the vet said not to worry about it, until it started growing. Now it's way too large and has stretched the skin to the limit. The lump on her belly was half the size it is now. When we lived in Nevada, the vet there wanted over $1300 to remove just the lump on her foot! When I moved to Southern Ohio, during a drive, I had picked up an emaciated dog the owners said couldn't get enough food "because the other dogs are too aggressive and she doesn't get to eat much". I put her before Matilda with the vet visit, but took Matilda with us. With my belief in No Dog Left Behind, they all go for a car ride, Matilda tagged along to the vet. I asked him how much to remove her lump on the foot and he told me around $200, and he thought it's about another $90 to have a biopsy sent for testing. That's where we are today. I have an appointment for Monday, 6JUL15, and hope to raise enough funds to have these two lumps removed, tested, and possibly have another one removed from behind her front leg on her torso, if the doctor thinks it's necessary. Anything will help....and if it helps you make your mind up, I have also donated throughout the years with $10, $20, $25 to various charities and fundings; it's easy to kick the little amount out to others than to come up with a large amount for oneself...any and all help is greatly appreciated, even prayers and positive vibreations : )


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Lynette Pelletier

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