A local woman has started a fundraiser for her dog who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer developed in her right shoulder.
Bria Darlington’s seven-year-old Rottweiler, Layla, was diagnosed with cancer last month, and the vets recommended immediate surgery to remove the tumour in her shoulder and the removal of her shoulder bone, resulting in full front right leg amputation.
“Layla has the happiest, brightest, most positive personality and she only wishes to share her love and happiness with everyone,” says Bria.
Layla went through three different vets to figure out that she had osteosarcoma and would need surgery for amputation.
Bria has incurred $5,700 in just pre-diagnosis costs, not including $6500 for surgery or for any further costs for rehabilitation.
Layla underwent surgery on Monday April 12.
She is resting at home and learning how to move around again at home in a safe environment without her front right limb, says Bria.
Fundraising costs will go directly to support Layla’s surgery and rehabilitation costs, as this has been an unexpected journey of vet bills, Bria says.
“We are very grateful for the support and love we have received so far, anything anyone can do is greatly appreciated,” she says.
“This has been a tough time for so many people. I wish everyone the best and please keep Layla in your thoughts. Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated by Layla and so many others.”