Dog Returned to Rescue Is Now Fighting for His Life

“My chemo and meds cost about $700/mo. That will continue, until I can no longer fight. Unfortunately, bladder cancer is almost always terminal.”

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This plea comes from the parents of Sabre:

My name is Sabre KazDrummond, I am not quite 3 years old. I was adopted at 1 by my furparents after my previous family gave me back to the rescue saying that I was too much to handle.  (That family even put me on Prozak.)  But my furparents, Andrea Kaz and Steve Drummond would have none of that medication stuff for me!!  

Momma gave me exercise and boundaries.  She taught me how to behave like a gentleman around cats.  I had issues to work out…  separation anxiety, mouthy behavior and mange.  It took close to 6 mos for me to understand that I had to work for what I wanted and I had to behave to get treats.  Luckily, I am a smarty pants and I am SUPER food motivated.   

 

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Momma and Poppa also like to bring me EVERYWHERE they can.  They even had me at their wedding!!  I was all dressed up and was titled, the BEST dog…  🙂

Last fall I was diagnosed with bladder cancer.  Instead of just giving up on me, like everyone else has in my past, my furparents decided, without blinking to treat my cancer with chemo and medication.  As long as I continued to have a good quality of life, they were gonna do what it required of them as doggie parents.  

Without pet insurance, my chemo and meds cost about $700/mo.  That will continue, until I can no longer fight off the cancer.  Unfortunately, bladder cancer is almost always terminal.  

 

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Sabre happily rolling in the grass.

My vets at Veterinary Specialty Center say that I am doing really well, but my mass has grown.  The ultrasound showed that it is pushing on my kidney, it makes me feel like I have to pee, all the time.  I still have hope that I can enjoy life, like every other dog and continue to bring joy to my furparents lives.

Will you help make the financial burden a little less for my furparents??  Every dollar counts!

If you would like to donate and help save Sabre’s life, please CLICK HERE.

 

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Sabre waiting at the vet after a chemo treatment.

 

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6 thoughts on “Dog Returned to Rescue Is Now Fighting for His Life

  1. Beautiful baby. I am so sorry about Sabre having cancer. My husband and I took our girl Sasha to VSH for her chemo right after her arm amputation. She survived bone cancer for 2 years. Best wishes to you and Sabre and kudos for doing all you can to extend his life.

  2. The really sad thing about dogs and cancer is that some, can be removed and the dog will revive to somewhat his old self but they they die.
    My Standard Poodle had a mass on his spleen, he had surgery, they got the mass ..
    He healed and then began to decline. He died within 6 months of having had the mass removed.
    That is when the vet said that dogs most often do not live that much longer.
    As very sad as this is and I do sympathize, for the dogs sake, stop the chemo etc and when he is ready , put him to sleep. That is showing love for your dog.

  3. Set up a gofundme or youcaring page. I see them for all sorts of causes, many of which are (imho), far less worthy than this. Keep him happy and comfy, until the pain gets too much and let him go with love. Good lucke!

  4. There is a GoFundMe set up for this fur baby. It’s gofundme.com/q7kbzs. Might take you to somebody’s fb page, but you’ll see Sabre’s name…just click on that and you can donate.

  5. I have to agree with C. I never will understand people who say they love their dogs, yet put them thru chemo & more. I would much rather just make my dog as comfortable as possible & make whatever time he/she has left be the best it can be.
    I manage a ranch for some people who had a Border Collie that got bladder cancer. Fortunately for her the cancer was toward the back of her bladder & not blocking her ability to pee. She was put on meds & she lived another year or more. As soon as we saw her declining, we made the dreaded decision to let her go. In the mean time, she got to be home doing what she enjoyed doing & not spending her time in a vets office for treatments that could never cure her cancer.

  6. I would just like to thank you for posting about Sabre kazdrummond and his gofundme page. Your page and post resulted in an amazing outpouring of donations and emotional support.
    If it would be possible to post an update on Sabre… Maybe on his birthday? (June 1st) of course, include his gofundme link and some current pics from his Facebook page.
    Sabre is still fighting and has a great quality of life. I would like to stress that due to some comments made by people that seem to think he is suffering. Sabre enjoys life and does more than most dogs that do not have cancer. Just check out his Facebook page and that is very obvious.
    Thanks again for helping us, as fur parents, Sabre is our K-9 boy and we love him dearly.
    Sincerely,
    Andrea Kaz/Steve Drummond

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