Did You Know Pets and People Get the Same Cancers?
I found out when I was told my dear cocker spaniel Puccini had melanoma; I thought it was a human skin cancer. (Scroll down to see the video of Puccini’s story.) I was devastated. But experts say half of all pet cancers are curable if detected early.
Learn the signs of cancer in your pets (click here). It can save their lives.
I created the Puccini Foundation to raise awareness about cancers that can affect our beloved pets and people. These are called “shared cancers.” We share the same environments, exposure to toxins, we share love and companionship through the human-animal bond, and we even have similar genomes as our pets, so it is natural that they would share the same cancers.
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Our pets are our companions, our partners, our family.
Please give whatever you can and help save the lives of the pets and people you love.
Very truly yours,
Linda Cohen Wassong
The Puccini Foundation was recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit in August 2007.
The Puccini Foundation offers resources for informational purposes only. We recommend you consult your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist for all matters pertaining to your pet’s health.