Magic Bullet Fund
Fighting Canine Cancer One Dog at a Time

Dogs Who Need Funding

Dogs Who Need Donations for Cancer Treatment

* Each dog receives a General Fund distribution to start their fundraising campaign.  Fundraising campaigns remain open for one month for dogs in chemotherapy. For dogs having surgery or radiation therapy, campaigns remain open until the day before treatment, up to one month. Donations that cannot be used for the dog they are meant for will be reallocated to the General Fund so that we can help other dogs. You will receive a thank you from Magic Bullet Fund, with information for your accountant.

No donations needed!

Harley will receive $1,000 for surgery from a Petco Foundation / Blue Buffalo grant.

Petco Foundation / Blue Buffalo
4-year-old Great Dane
Amputation Surgery
In MBF: 4/21/15

Harley is my sweet baby boy. He likes to sit on the sofa or chair just like a human, with his front paws on the floor and his behind on the seat. People find it pretty amusing. He loves to ride in the car and get bites of meat or cheese for a snack, but most of all he loves his Mommy.
   I raised and loved Harley's real Mom and his Dad. I let them have just one litter of beautiful, healthy puppies. I was right there, assisting Chyna from the moment that Harley was born. I have been in love with him ever since and he truly is family.
   I was devastated when the vet told me he has osteosarcoma. He is only 4 years old.
 Being disabled, and with a very low income, I didn't know how I could ever afford medical intervention for Harley. That's when the vet tech gave me a sheet with programs that help owner's afford medical care that otherwise wouldn't possible. That's how I found the Magic Bullet Fund. They have offered financial assistance so that Harley can get the treatment he needs. They have been wonderful. I am sincerely grateful for their aid in saving Harley, and for the kind people who donate the funds to make this happen.Thank you so much from myself and Harley.

- Linda Fleming-Smith, Conway SC - Make a Donation to Cochise Gaither - Live Donations Tracking for Cochise Gaither
Cochise GaitherMichale GaitherCOCHISE GAITHER
7-year-old Pit Bull
In MBF: 4/16/15
Campaign Ends 5/16/15

I got Cochise when he was just 8 weeks old. He would ride in my lap in the car everywhere I went. Several years later I was mowing on a riding mower, and he came running out and jumped on my lap. He wasn't even afraid of the noise that the riding lawn mower made.
    In 2011, after a bath, I brushed his collar off by mistake and he ran right out in the road. Cochise was hit by a van hit at 45 mph. I was crying, I thought he was gone. Then he jumped up and ran. I ran after him and when I finally caught up to him, he was very dazed but, believe it or not, there was no damage at all. I was divorced by now, and Cochise was all I had left.
    I can't afford Cochise's treatment because I am a homeless veteran and am disabled. We live in a hotel and I pay $900 a month. I only get 1,060 a month so there is not much left over to live on. When I learned Cochise had lymphoma, I was floored. Cochise is my reason for living. He has been all over America with me in a tractor trailer, day and night. He is very loyal and he is a survivor. If I lose him... well, I can't imagine life without him.
    I am begging you for help with this treatment. Dr. Gillis said he is a good candidate for chemotherapy. Right now, he is still happy and active. We are praying and hanging in there for now. Thanks in advance for your help.

- Michael Gaither, Winston Salem NC - Make a Donation to Shadow Bostedt - Live Donations Tracking for Shadow Bostedt
Shadow BostedtBrittney BostedtSHADOW BOSTEDT
4-year-old Pitbull mix
In MBF: 4/11/15
Campaign Ends 5/11/15

Last year I went with a friend to take her dog to the vet and met deputy officer that volunteers at the Humane Society. The Deputy told me about this amazing dog that he fosters and how this dog was brought into the shelter with multiple lacerations most likely from abuse. The next week I visited Shadow at the shelter. When I met Shadow I had to laugh he was such an expressive dog with a sweet heart and I immediately fell in love. I adopted him that day.
    Shadow has become a huge part of my life and I absolutely love having him in my home. I can always tell how he is feeling just by looking at him because of his facial features. Because his face is so expressive, I immediately knew when something was wrong.
    A month ago I took Shadow to the vet and he was initially diagnosed with kidney failure with possible cancer. After a second opinion from an oncologist, he was diagnosed with lymphoma and samples were sent out to find out which type it would be. What I thought was kidney failure was due to chemical imbalances in Shadow's body. Shadow was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma a week later. Shadow is looking at a long road of chemo treatments and with the cost of the treatments I truly need help. I am a full time Student and I work part time in a center for abused children.
    Shadow warms my heart every day and I really don’t want to lose him. I was referred to Magic Bullet by my oncologist. I will be thankful every day for those who donate to help Shadow.

- Brittney Bostedt, Rockledge FL - Make a Donation to Nygel Horton - Live Donations Tracking for Nygel Horton
Nygel HortonAubree and Curtis HortonNYGEL HORTON
7-year-old French Bulldog
In MBF: 3/26/15
Campaign Ends 4/26/15

Nygel loves snuggling, chasing lizards, and socializing with anyone who makes eye contact with him. He has never been known to turn down a chance to sit in a comfy lap or take a “puppy nap” with his mom and two four-legged brothers, Chewbacca and Edgar. Nygel’s favorite toy is a stuffed pink unicorn - proof that he isn’t concerned with having a “tough bulldog” image.
    We have been blessed with Nygel since he was two months old. He has always been an energetic, loving, and much adored member of our family. We were heartbroken with his diagnosis of lymphoma- he showed no signs except swollen lymph nodes by his throat. The diagnosis hasn’t dampened his spirits, though. He is just as feisty as ever. As his human parents, we are struggling emotionally with the fact that we might not be able to save a perfectly happy and otherwise healthy pup because of money. I was unemployed for a few months while transitioning into a teaching career and it took its toll on us financially. We couldn’t even pay our mortgage, so the thought of chemotherapy costs weighed on me tremendously. I didn’t know what to do- I couldn’t bear the thought of losing my Nygel because I couldn’t afford proper treatment. I was devastated.
    Then my friend sent me a link to the Magic Bullet Fund. I cannot express in words how thankful I am that there are people out there who care so much! Instead of crying every day for what I thought was the inevitable loss of one of my beloved “child,” I now have hope that we can get him the treatment he needs. Thank you to everyone who can help donate to save our Nygel!

- Aubree and Curtis Horton, Fort Meyers FL
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