Search & Rescue Dog Needs Donations For Cancer Treatment

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gage is a search and rescue dog. His job is finding missing people. But now Gage needs to be rescued from cancer and he’s counting on lots of people for help.

Gage and his owner, veterinarian Sarah Garfunkel, also spent a year in Iraq. He’s been trained as a search dog from the age of six months.

“What he has is what’s called a T-cell lymphoma. Lymphoma in dogs is very treatable with chemotherapy, and the chances for several years of remission is actually decent,” said veterinarian Jennifer Bouthilet.

But the treatment for Gage will cost a lot. So, his organization, K9 Emergency Response Teams has organized a chip-in page on Facebook. Gage is only 5 years old.

“That’s why we’re so urgently wanting to treat him, because he’s a very, very talented dog and should have a lot of years of service left,” added Bouthilet.

If you would like to help fund the chemotherapy for Gage, you can find more information here.

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