Magic Bullet fund helps Oceanside dog

Magic Bullet fund helps Oceanside dog
Amanda and Mike Toler of Oceanside hug their dog Buddy, who will get funding from the Magic Bullet Fund to pay for his cancer-treatment bills. Courtesy photo

OCEANSIDE — Buddy is a 7-year-old Labrador retriever mix, the pet of Amanda and Mike Toler of Oceanside.


Buddy has osteosarcoma. The cost of treatment is out of reach for Amanda and Mike, but they are not willing to give up. The Tolers discovered

The Magic Bullet Fund (MBF), applied for financial assistance, and the fund agreed to help.

MBF helps when a dog would not be able to receive treatment without financial assistance. MBF was founded by medical animal writer Laurie Kaplan, in

honor of her own cancer survivor, Bullet, in conjunction with the release of her book,

“Help Your Dog Fight Cancer.”

Thanks to the assistance of MBF, Buddy will have a chance to survive cancer. A

diagnosis of canine cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Veterinary oncology has

made advances in the past decade and there are treatment options available

to those who want to fight their pet’s cancer.

Cancer is as unpredictable in pets as it is in humans. The real miracle for these families is that they can have an extended goodbye, time for special moments that will bring lasting memories, and the very important ability to say, “I fought for my dog’s life.”

Donate to help Buddy get treatment and a chance to survive cancer at Donate at to help more dogs

receive treatment and a chance to survive cancer. Donations can be made by mail to

Magic Bullet Fund, PO Box 2574, Briarcliff NY 10510. Donations are tax deductible. MBF operates through donations from individuals and corporations.




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