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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.


Treatment for mammory tumors and Lyme's Disease

  • Breed: Brittany
  • Name: Cassie
  • Color: White
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: Senior

$4,695.00 raised of $5,000.00

March 25/19 - Cuteness alert! Sweet senior Cassie is on the mend. She is so good about not scratching at her stitches her cone has been loaned to her snuggle buddy.  Please keep your paws crossed for Cassie...she goes back next week for her recheck and biopsy results :) 

Update!  Cassie is up and moving around!  She's feeling SO much better and very thankful to everyone for their donations and kind wishes.  As you can see from her new video she is getting her groove back and even doing the stairs to go outside!!   She isn't out of the woods yet as she continues to take her heart medication to keep her blood pressure up and we are still waiting on her biopsy results to rule out cancer.  We will keep you posted on her progress and test results and appreciate all donations!  Thank you.

Sweet senior Cassie was found as a stray and landed herself at the shelter just before Christmas.  She had no microchip and no one claimed her so of course NBRAN pulled her out and put her into a loving foster home where she would be safe.  Not long after she came into our care we discovered that she had mammary tumors, needed to be spayed, had several cracked and broken teeth requiring attention and she tested positive for Lyme's disease.  It is suspected that Cassie was used as a breeding dog and that once she was too old to breed, she was left to fend for herself.

Cassie was put on doxycycline, which is a tetracycline antibiotic that fights bacteria in the body.  This drug was given to her to treat her  Lyme's disease.  Once her health improved, she was finally able to have her surgery to be spayed and to remove her mammary tumors.  Though Cassie fared mostly well during her surgery, she developed complications post-op requiring her to stay in the hospital for a few extra days to receive fluids. The doctors also wanted to keep her so that they could monitor her heart, as her blood pressure dropped drastically due to the anesthetic.  Cassie is now out of the hospital but has been put on heart medication to manage her blood pressure.  Her tumors have been sent out for pathology and we will find out if they are cancerous in 3 weeks time when she goes in for her recheck appointment. 

To date, Cassie's medical bills are almost $4000, with more treatment and medication still required.  NBRAN is committed to helping her get back on her feet, but we could really use your help!  Your donation will help Cassie and the many other dogs NBRAN currently has undergoing medical treatment. Thank you!


  • Cassie continues to do well in her foster home and is getting more confident every day.  She is doing the stairs now and will even go up to foster mom's bedroom at night now even though we have confirmed she has bone cysts in her hips.  Cassie's biopsy results were inconclusive, but the overall verdict is that her mammary masses will/have metastasized are quite high and x-rays show a 'spot' in her chest area.  But this has not impacted her sweet spirit at all.  She continues to flourish under the loving eye of her foster mom and she's even going for long walks with her.  Please keep Cassie in your thoughts and prayers and thank you for your donations.

    May 24, 2018

  • Great news for Cassie!  she had a good post-op checkup with the vet this week and her incisions are healing nicely.  She has developed a urinary tract infection, so a small set back, but with medication she be back on track and on the mend soon.  We are still waiting for her final biopsy results but Cassie is doing well under the watchful eye of her loving foster mom who would like to thank everyone for their donations and continued support.  We are almost at our goal!  Thank you

    April 10, 2018