Amanda from the John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals in Bloomfield writes:
I have been fostering a kitty named Molly for the Bukowski Animal Shelter since January. She is quite special, not only because of her cute personality, but because she is a breast cancer survivor. I would love nothing more than to adopt Molly myself, but she does not like other cats, of which I have 5!
Molly had a lumpectomy around Christmas time in 2009 and has had X-rays every two months since then, which have confirmed that the cancer did not spread. This is great news and she was a lucky gal that her lump was detected early.
She is declawed and about 10 years old. Molly was turned over to the shelter during the Spring of 2009 after she was found roaming alongside the Garden State Parkway.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering Molly, please call the shelter or email [email protected]
About 85% of mammary tumors in cats are malignant. One way to decrease the chances of your cat getting breast cancer is to spay her before her first heat.
To learn more, please visit this link:
Breast Cancer in Cats