Update on Beloved Toms River Dog with Cancer
Recently we introduced you to Billy and his dog Baunji. Now new prayers are needed as this brave dog takes part in a clinical trial.
Billy rescued Baunji from an overcrowded shelter where he was scheduled to be put down. But that was only the beginning of the story. After Billy fell head over heels in love with his beautiful pet, Baunji was diagnosed with cancer.
Billy had too much love in his heart to give up on this dog after already rescuing him once. So he reached out to The Brodie Fund, a relatively new non-profit organization that donates money to those fighting to prolong and save the lives of their cats and dogs that have cancer.
Billy knew it would be a long road, but he also knew that his beloved Baunji had the strength and energetic attitude that it would take to get through everything from a leg amputation to chemo treatments, all in the hopes of qualifying for a new, experimental drug that could save his life.
Very recently, Baunji was pronounced able to become a participant for the new drug, and is now a part of the clinical trial at Ryan Veterinary Hospital of University of Pennsylvania! Baunji received his first vaccine and, although he was tired for a couple of days (a side effect), Billy is happy to say that Baunji is now eating better and trying to play with his two doggie brothers.
Sally Williams, who heads the Brodie Fund, says she is thankful (as is Billy) for everyone who has supported and donated money to help people who would rather try to save their pet's life than put them down. Many people who would love to give their pet a shot at a longer life simply cannot afford the treatments.
So if you would like to donate to the Brodie Fund, either specifically for Baunji or for any pet with cancer, CLICK HERE!
For the full, heartwarming story about Billy and Baunji, CLICK HERE.
To follow Baunji's story on Facebook, CLICK HERE.