Date of Death:
It is with deep sorrow and the worst hurt in my heart, that I reach out to you to inform you that our sweet Frankie (formerly known as Gypsy- adopted in March 2018), lost her battle to Lymphoma today. She was diagnosed with Lymphoma in May 2021– we had called MAGSR back in May to inform the rescue but never received a phone call or email communication back.
My husband, Michael Shaffer, and I took every possible Avenue that we could to help our sweet Frankie. We worked closely with Dr. Stacie Binstock, canine oncologist, at Lancaster Veterinary Services. Frankie underwent chemotherapy starting in May, but only had a short remission. We attempted two other chemotherapy drugs, but neither of them proved successful for remission. The Lymphoma grew resistant to the treatments we attempted.
I cannot begin to express how much my heart hurts, but I am proud to say that heaven welcomed one of the best four-legged angels it could ask for. Our sweet Frankie lost her battle to cancer today. Even though she was with us for three short years, she has changed us for a lifetime. We will continue to love her and cherish our time and memories of her for the rest of our lives. We are so blessed that we were chosen to be her human parents— she came to us when we least expected it, and it was divine intervention, in my mind, that we were brought together. We didn’t want to let go today, but she knew that she was not alone and that we were with her in every moment. While this quarantine has not been ideal for anyone, it was a blessing for us that we got to spend these last two years at home with Frankie, loving and cuddling her when she needed us most! We will always love her, forever and always! Until we meet again, sweet Frankie Bean!
If you could please notify the other family’s of Frankie’s litter mates that she passed from Lymphoma, and that they, too, should be aware and cognizant of their pups’s health, we would be most appreciative!
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We hope to adopt from MAGSR again in the future. While we’re obviously not ready now, if there is any information you can provide regarding how previous adopters can should start this process again, please share with us.
Brittany and Michael Shaffer