Lab In Need

Rocky Boo


2020-02-27: DARK. LOUD. SCARY. CONFUSING. That’s what I thought of the animal shelter when my family dumped me there 2 weeks ago. The people that I trusted and loved took me for a car ride just to drop me in a noisy place they call shelter and walked away. Because they didn’t want me anymore. I was heartbroken!

Hi, I’m Rocky Boo, an 8-year-old black Lab who is in dire need of your help. I have several big masses in my groin area, one of them is about the size of a cantaloupe. I can’t believe I found myself at the shelter in pain, lying on a cold floor. They bother me when I walk and at times they leak blood!

Luckily a kind volunteer found me crouching in a corner and knew that a dog my age with medical issues had no chance of being adopted at a shelter. So, she scooped me up and brought me into the Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue family.

Right after bailing me from the shelter they took me to a nice lady vet and they poked me around to do cytology on my masses. It turns out I have CANCER – soft tissue sarcoma. This sounded so scary to me even though I am not even sure what cancer is. The nice lady vet said we need to see a specialist for my masses as it is a complicated surgery.

We had an appointment after with a wonderful oncologist surgeon Dr. Donner at Blue Pearl in Irvine. She checked my tumors out and said that she will do the surgery on me then implant chemo beads at the site of surgery. See, regular chemo doesn’t work for this type of tumor but the removal with chemo beads has high chances of success. The preliminary tests and surgery costs are around $6000.00. I am told that is a LOT of money and I have no money but I have plenty of love and kisses. My foster mom says I’m worth it. I’m already giving her lots of snuggles and kisses for bailing me out of the doggie jail and welcoming me in her home.

So here is where you come in. Can you donate a little bit to SCLRR to help offset my vet bills? SCLRR is filled with such good, kind, and loving people… but they have to raise money to help dogs like me. You can donate for my care on SCLRR.org to donate through PayPal or mail a donation to us at SCLRR – 24325 Crenshaw Blvd #137, Torrance, CA 90505.

Thank you in advance for helping me. My new family at SCLRR will keep you updated on my progress… hopefully it’s all good news from today forward!

This is my tumor:


Please help support this senior Lab’s recovery by making a contribution in his name to our Senior Lab Rescue Program Fund. SCLRR started this fund as a resource devoted exclusively toward the rescue, rehabilitation and unexpected medical care of our older foster dogs. Your financial support is essential in providing these deserving Labs with a second chance at life with a loving family. The Senior Lab Rescue Program Fund is dependent on your donations. We are a federally recognized non-profit tax exempt group. Any donations to us, whether to SCLRR or to SCLRR’S Senior Lab Rescue Program Fund, are tax deductible.