Cancer Investment Saves Lives Now

University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) Canine Mammary Tumor Program

University of Pennsylvania

Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in dogs over the age of ten.

That’s why the Petco Foundation’s Pet Cancer Awareness (PCA) campaign invested $525,000 this year to support the University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) Canine Mammary Tumor Program – a unique program that provides cancer treatment for shelter and rescue dogs with mammary tumors – and another $350,000 for the University of Pennsylvania’s Cancer Care Support Fund that assists pet parents who can’t afford cancer treatment for their own pets .

Saving shelter dogs’ lives is a big part of the UPenn Canine Mammary Tumor Program. People often don’t adopt dogs with cancer and shelters often don’t have the resources to treat them. Through this program, 172 shelter dogs with mammary tumors have received lifesaving treatment. The research gathered on these patients and their mammary tumors will also benefit both dogs and people in the future.

UPenn’s Cancer Care Support Fund helps pet parents who can’t afford cancer treatments for their pets. The program provides lifesaving treatment to save pets’ lives and keep them with their families.