We Could Be Heroes

Some sad numbers to ponder: today, on average, one in four doggehs die of cancer. For kittehs, it’s one in eight. These numbers are unacceptable. Looks like Canada has taken the initiative here- watch the video and then click here to learn how you can help! (PS- wait ’til the very end to see who the producer of the video is!)



  1. smallthunder says:

    This video is All Kinds of Awesome!
    I’m going to look into this charity …

  2. Brilliant. Brought a tear to my eye. Cancer is very real even in our beloved animals….

  3. I love this idea. My beautiful 15yr old kitteh passed away 8 weeks ago of cancer. I miss her so much.

  4. OUTSTANDING!!!!!! I agree with smallthunder…ALL KINDS OF AWESOME!!!


  6. Clairdelune says:

    Oh my yes!!! I will go to this site and do what I can to help the puppehs and kittehs!!

  7. Just like with humans, early detection is critical. Especially with your senior pets, get to the vet at the first sign of something wrong, for example any swelling or lump on a cat that doesn’t go away in a week or so. There are treatments, and even (fingers crossed for my two breast-cancer survivor kitties) cures!

  8. Sweet video. My foster pug Quincy had mast cell cancer, had chemo and went into a sort of remission (still had small tumors but they didn’t grow). He passed peacefully in his sleep (not from cancer) almost two years ago. Still miss that sweet face.
    It is because of him that I got pet insurance for my other pugs. Because he was in rescue, the rescue paid for his chemo. Otherwise, it would have been more than $3K for surgeries, chemo and meds. He was surrendered because his owner could not afford to pay for his treatment. I never want money to determine whether my dog lives or dies.
    Like PatC said, be vigilant about your pet’s health. Check them for lumps and bumps, watch for changes in appetite or activity level. Mast cell cancer tumors typically look like a callus that turns red when you press on it.

  9. Also any sore that doesn’t heal, or heals and then breaks out again. Especially keep an eye on white parts of animals that spend time outside, horses included. Our cat got skin cancer on his white nose, and a friend’s cat on his white ears.

  10. canadianmary says:

    Awesome(pawsome) LOVE the producer ,and YES, GO Canada!!!!

  11. This video was almost too much for me….
    My kitteh died 2 mo. ago from breast cancer… she first got it 2 yrs ago, had surgery; now it recurred & killed her…. her buddy, died 5 yrs ago, from brain cancer, at 6 yrs old…. my dog got cancer 11 yrs ago and died; my parents both got cancer, and most of my relatives as well…all dead… Dear God in Heaven, please let someone find a cure for this, and soon….. 😥

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss, fluffybutt. I bet she lived a great and joyful life with you.

    I had no idea that cancer was this prevalent in dogs and cats. It’s frightening.

  13. Oh hon, I’m so sorry. Big hugs to you and yours.

  14. AWW 😥 I am so sorry to hear all that, cheshirekittehkat 😥 (BIG CYBER HUG)

  15. AWW 😥 I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear sweet kitty, fluffybutt 😥 (BIG CYBER HUG)

  16. Sad but true, Dog Lover 😥 We lost two of our dear sweet kitties, Tygger and Spot, to cancer several years ago 😥

  17. I’ve lost 3 bunnies to cancer. It’s devastating no matter what species your anipal is. {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}} to fluffybutt.

  18. {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

  19. I know how you feel I lost two ferrets to cancer. When one of them had passed away he had developed 3 different cancers… I hope they find a cure soon.

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