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I will never, ever… forget the day that our vet told us that the growth in Emma’s jaw was “cancer”. We immediately refused to believe what she was telling us, this was incomprehensible to us… and could not be happening to our sweet little girl!

I spent hours on various websites researching diseases in dogs… cancers, tumors, benign tumors… just looking for anything that would help me to prove to our vet that this wasn’t cancer and that she was wrong. Unfortunately I was wrong… and Ron and I were heartbroken.

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We followed up with two specialists, we were told that our options were to have her jaw partially removed, this could possibly extend her life by an additional 10-12 months (if we were lucky)… or do nothing and keep her comfortable. We were very concerned about her quality of life. We knew that we would have to help her to eat… this was heart-wrenching to us and knew we couldn’t do it. We would not put her through that, she deserved better and deserved dignity.

Her cancer grew rapidly… from the day of diagnosis to the day our vet came to our home to help us say goodbye to Emma… it was 34 days. We kept her pain free as best we could and we knew that she would help us to know when it was time and she did… the morning that she stopped eating we knew. Our wonderful vet came to our home and together we helped Emma to gently, peacefully cross over to the Rainbow Bridge, while holding her tightly in our arms.

We started Emma’s Foundation to keep her memory alive… and to also help other dog owners who cannot afford the cancer treatments for their beloved pet. We want to make a difference in the lives of our pets and for the people who love and need them. We know Emma would be proud!

RIP Sweet girl until we meet again… 8/4/00-8/19/10

Upcoming Events

Wag It Forward

Date: October 2, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Champlain Valley Expo, Essex VT
Wag it Forward 2022

TICKETS Entrance fee is $5 Children under 12 years old are free. Parking is free. All proceeds are donated to the WIF Fund, to be split equally between all participating local animal welfare groups. PETS Leashed pets are welcome! An animal waiver is required upon entrance for all pets in attendance. Waivers are available in […]

Barktoberfest

Date: October 30, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rosselli Park, Treasure Island FL
barktoberfest-2022

There will be a doggie costume contest with registration from 10 to 11 a.m., music, giveaways, food, beverages and vendors.

Dogtoberfest

Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Highlander Park, Dunedin, FL

A BIG THANK YOU!

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Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation together with Blue Buffalo. These funds will be used to provide financial support to pet owners who otherwise would not be able to afford this type of care for their pets. Thank you Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo for your incredible, ongoing support!

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Thank you to Salty’s in Gulfport, FL for raising $4000 for Emma’s Foundation!

Spanked Puppy

Thank you to The Spanked Puppy in Colchester, VT for raising $4181 for Emma’s Foundation!

Tito's for Dogs

Thank you to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Jason Brotsky for their generous donation – $5000 for Emma’s Foundation!

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This is so beautiful, I had to share ❤️🐾🙏Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:Dear God,"Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her."Love, MeredithWe put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the mailbox at the post office. A few days later, she asked me if I thought God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page were the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:Dear Meredith,Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.Thank you for the beautiful letter. ♥♥♥♥ ... See MoreSee Less
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Mission Statement

Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer will work to heighten canine cancer awareness, provide resources and to provide financial funding to pet owners who do not have the financial ability to pay for the canine cancer treatment of their beloved pet. Our focus is on sparing or prolonging the life of our canine friends, by assisting with financial support.

Its unfortunate yet comforting that something like cancer can bring people together to do such wonderful things….

Tina Hatin

Founder

Funding


Please note that Emmas Foundation is ONLY able to help New England and Florida Residents at this time.

To apply for funding, please download and fill out this application OR fill out the form Online by clicking here.

Emma’s Foundation is a non-profit organization whose Articles of Incorporation were filed with the state of VT on September 21st 2010, we received our official notice of our 501c3 status with the IRS on February 1, 2011. Our federal tax exempt number is 27-3588308.