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The Dude



The Dude

The Dude, a dear cat from New York needs your help to have a tumor removed. His disabled Mom has added stress as she worries about losing her beloved emotional support animal. The Dude has always been here for her.


New York
Active Date
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Pets In Most Need
Cat or Dog


As the pandemic continues, so does the stress of The Dude’s Mom. The Dude is in need of surgery to remove a tumor that has rapidly grown over the past month. We are not just trying to save The Dude, but his Mom’s well-being due to another added crisis. The Dude is his Mom’s gracious and much needed emotional support animal through times of uncertainty and despair. His Mom took him in and cared for The Dude as if he was her own after her little brother (The Dude’s former owner) passed away suddenly. 

While on permanent disability, his Mom cannot cover all the costs to save her sweet boy. She has done what she can for this deserving cat, but her funds are maxed out. No one plans for this unfortunate circumstance, but The Dude’s Mom will not give up on him because they truly need each other to get through the day.

The Dude’s Mom is grateful and appreciative of any donations to help her baby get this surgery. Through your kind and generous hearts, you are not only helping this sweet boy’s Mom but bringing both of them peace so they can continue their love story of friendship and support.

Your donations will save The Dude’s life and magnify his quality of life. Every little bit helps this sweet boy survive.


Super Dude!
February 8, 2021 12:00 AM

The Dude is doing so well, because of donors like you

You can see he is wearing a cape and looks like a SuperDude! The cape is to keep him from scratching at his stitches. He's also wearing his cone, but the cape is more effective. Overall, the doctor thinks the surgery went well and The Dude is healing nicely. 

The Dude's mom cannot thank you enough! She said:

First of all, Thank you for the compassion and kindness shown toward my best buddy, The Dude. Your grants were given quickly and due to that The Dude has the best survival rate possible.
Secondly, my heart is filled with extreme gratitude for [the veterinarian who performed the surgery.] When I found out that she would be the vet performing The Dude’s surgery, it was like a huge weight was lifted off of me.  As noted in the biopsy, the mass that [was] removed (without rupturing the capsule and tedious removal off all foreign matter attached to The Dude’s muscle/tissue) was a malignant fibrosarcoma. It is believe to be a FISS brought on by the FeLV (double dose) administered in October and November of 2020. [The vet] stated that she felt that The Dude does NOT have to proceed with chemo or radiation at this time. We have a plan for now for me to do daily checks for any lumps or bumps when I’m petting him. This ensures that we catch any possible reoccurrence as quickly as possible.

Your donations truly have the power to save lives!

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For The Love Of Alex Inc. provides emergency funding for life-saving veterinary care of low-income families.