Category: FACC Patient Stories

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Happy Labrador finds new best friend during treatment for canine cancer

Sig O’Rourke, a spunky black Labrador retriever, also known as Mr. Personality, joined Kathy and Pat O’Rourkes’ home when he was five months old. The couple has had many dogs over the years, but never a male, and they weren’t quite sure what to expect. “He’s the sweetest, best dog we’ve ever had,” said Kathy. […]

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Celebrating six years of Petco Love partnership in support of pet cancer care

Millions of pets are diagnosed with cancer each year and thanks to Petco Love and Blue Buffalo companion animals across the country have access to lifesaving care through grants to partner veterinary institutions. Over the last six years, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has been the grateful recipient of $575,000 in support. These dollars are […]

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One Dog’s Miracle Journey with Canine Osteosarcoma

When Danielle Nau and her future husband were considering adopting a dog, they did their research. “We knew we wanted a companion to share our active lifestyle,” said Nau. “After reading and even taking an online quiz, a Chesapeake Bay retriever kept coming up.” With their decision made, they located a litter of puppies ready […]

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Radiation therapy helps pup with canine sinonasal tumor

Wilson is an outdoor guy. He loves winter, hiking, and swimming, all the things that life in Colorado provides. “He’s just here to please,” said Helen French, Wilson’s mom, who adopted him from a shelter in Salt Lake City when he was a few months old. Today, the 10-year-old Lab mix shares his home with […]

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Canine Brain Tumor Vaccine Helps Happy Boxer Beat the Odds

“If she’s deaf, I’m keeping her.” Those were Michelle Beston’s words to her husband as they waited for their latest foster assignment from a local boxer rescue. Beston had adopted and fostered dogs throughout her life and always hoped to bring a deaf dog into her home. When Fiona arrived, the three-month-old pup with one […]

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Ginny’s Story

I am writing this letter to introduce someone special and tell her story. Her name was Ginny.  She was a female Goldendoodle who touched mine and countless people’s lives. Her story is a glorious yet sad celebration of life and just how precious it can be. Ginny entered this world on December 4, 2018. She […]