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Help us put an end to companion animal cancer!!

From Jo & Barry, "Grizz's" Mommy and Daddy.....

Excerpt from Grizz's Story. "When we were first told that Grizz had cancer, we reacted as anyone would. The first impression you have is that it is an immediate "death sentence" but we decided to fight back with everything we had. It is important to remember that after the initial shock there may be options open to you and your pet. I found an incredible amount of information and support on the Internet. Check with your Veterinarian and don't be afraid to get another opinion from an expert in the field of Oncology. Research is being expanded every day and new treatments options are being developed which can make this disease more treatable if not curable. Yes, it can be expensive and not everyone can afford it but a lot of facilities also offer trials which can help minimize the costs. This is a very personal and individual decision. In our case, it was not a question of money as much as it was a question of maintaining Grizz's quality of life. He was a member of our family and we did what we had to do to make sure that he got the treatment that he needed. Not everyone is in a position to do that. We also took into consideration the fact that Grizz was otherwise healthy and happy and had no underlying health conditions that would have endangered him. He had a strength and courage that you could see in his eyes."

Here is a list of the states and countries that Grizz's Story has made it to....  Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, Illiniois, Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, Michigan(lower), Iowa, Maryland, Washington, California, Texas, Florida, Kansas, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Maine, Utah, Massachusetts, UPPER Michigan, Idaho, ..... and England, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Australia....and now SOUTH AFRICA !!! 

Count them!!    states!  Plus 5 countries besides the United States!!

Jo Helms-author of "Grizz's Story  A Greater Courage"

Copyright  October 2003-2012.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No portion of this web site other than the order form may be reproduced or downloaded under any circumstances without the written permission of the author listed above. The "Grizz and Friends Companion Animal Cancer Fund" is a 501c3 cancer research fund set up in Grizz's memory so that others may live and a cure can be found. 

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Please support your local animal shelters and rescue groups.    

DO NOT SUPPORT PUPPYMILLS BY BUYING YOUR PET FROM A PET STORE!  Please do your research and find a reputable breeder or shelter/rescue.

Don't feed the greed !!  Contact the Fox Valley Humane Association in Appleton to find out information about current legislation being introduced hopefully to control these horrible places.  Petitions are being circulated for all citizens in Wisconsin.  Call today or email 

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The excerpt below is Courtesy of Prisoners of Greed at

Quote: Hundreds of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills in this country. The dogs are prisoners of greed. They are locked in small cages. They freeze in the winter and swelter in the summer. The dogs never get out of their prisons. They are bred over and over again until they die. The only way to free them from the misery of these horrid puppymills is to eliminate the demand for puppies by refusing to buy a puppy in a pet store and boycotting those pet stores that sell puppies. When people stop buying puppies in pet stores, the puppy mills will go out of business and the misery will end. The state and federal governments do not enforce the laws to protect the dogs. The commercial breeders and brokers have huge well-funded lobbying efforts. Please join this fight to free the prisoners of greed. The only person who is going to make a difference for the dogs suffering in puppy mills is you. You, the people, can free them from their puppy mill prisons.

Copyright  2003-2007


Please support rescues and shelters.....

**This is the Official logo of the Grizz & Friends Companion Animal Cancer Research Rund.  Graphic design by Jo Helms. No reproduction or duplication of this logo is allowed without  written permission.**Click here to donate online.

Please consider giving a donation of food, toys, blankets, or cash to your local rescues and shelters in memory of a past companion or human friend.  These angels of mercy who care for those who have no voice need help too.  Thank you!!

Our prayer for you is that you will always know the love from a furry companion and that your heart will lead you to help insure that they have a brighter future.  God Bless you and keep you in His arms..

God Bless you and yours.

Jo, Barry, Sarge, Kodi and Grizz in shining spirit


We have joined forces, not financially but in heart, with "Biting-back", an organization devoted to helping animals who are fighting cancer.  Please click on the ribbon above to visit their web site. We received one of their ribbons from the staff at UWSVM for Grizz which is proudly displayed on the frame of his memorial paw print.  That meant so much to us because with every purchase, a donation is made to help our pets fight cancer.  
Cancer - Dogs, Conditions and Diseases, Cancer  

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