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To better serve our animal-loving community as we move into the future, we plan to expand our offering. And in the process, we thought a name change was in order is now

"Cuddly" is how we feel about animals and it's how animals make us feel. That being said, while there are many upcoming changes, our mission remains the same. We aim to help animals around the world live better lives through innovation, community, and kindness. Thank you for being a part of our movement and, now, the family.


Rihanna's Cancer Fund

  • Name: Rihanna
  • Color: Brown
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female

$3,180.00 raised of $4,500.00

On May 11th, 2013 5,800 amazing people rallied together in the desperate hope of saving Rihanna from being euthanized at the ACC. Because of her condition, at two years old, she was listed as geriatric before they had a better idea of her real age. It had become clear that she was used as a bait dog for dog fighting. All of her teeth were broken off, filed flat, and her face was severely swollen. She was underweight, bruised and most of her body covered in scars, but she held on, waiting for her angels to give her another chance at life. 

Second Chance Rescue NYC heard her story and knew we had to help. Rihanna's life has been anything but easy. Used as a bait dog and then dumped on the street once she was no longer of use to her abusers, she then ended up at the high-kill shelter in NYC. When a dog is finally rescued, we all assume their plight is over. But sometimes, the end is farther than we think. When Rihanna came into our care, she was in boarding for two years and then placed in a training program. At no fault of her own, she waited almost full three years for a forever family. She is nothing but gentle, loving and willing to please, but she had to be placed in an only dog home. That fateful day finally came when she found her family, but she has been given yet another challenge to overcome. 

We here to help rally once again for our sweet Rihanna; she was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma that has spread to her liver and spleen. After everything she has been through in her very short life, we will do everything to help Rihanna survive this and live the best life she can. We have taken on the commitment to help her.

Please contribute to Rihanna's lifesaving care. One of our oncologists saw her, and he has highly recommended that she be put on CCNU aka Lomustine which is used as a first-line drug to treat lymphoma of dogs with a response rate of 80 - 90%. She will be receiving the treatment every three weeks. She is due to start the treatment as soon as possible. The total cost of the treatments is $4500. Please help us save Rihanna.

Thank you.


  • Rihanna is doing well. Her last lab results showed a positive marginal difference in values. She is eating regularly and living an active life.

    She is still going for recheck exams on a regular basis. Her next appointment will include exam findings such as routine lab work and possibly ultrasounds to monitor progress.

    It is most likely that Rihanna will never be in full remission, but she will continue to live a good quality of life surrounded by love. 

    June 26, 2018

  • Rihanna is getting treatment for cancer every 3 weeks. So far she is responding well; her spleen has gone down and she is in very good spirits.

    January 09, 2018


    Because of all of you, we were able to get Miss Ana's first aggressive chemo started at Blue Pearl--she had her first treatment of Elspar yesterday , resumes a few medications at her home and then goes back to see her oncologist next week. There are no words to express our gratitude to all of you for helping fund her Cancer treatment.. Miss Ana experienced more loss and suffering than most of us would deem fair. She was a survivor of a dog fighting ring. 4 years ago nearly 6,000 created a media frenzy to get her out of the kill shelter and again, she needed you and you all could be counted on.. I am profoundly grateful from the lessons I have learned from this survivor and I can only pray she gives us at least another 4 years on . She will be in and out of the vet for the next few months and we are hopeful to have some positive changes in her health.

    November 30, 2017