Bear has been Phyllis's loyal companion for many years. He was there for her when she was single and provided protection and friendship. Sadly, he has developed cancer on the roof of his mouth (see photo in gallery below). It can be removed by a veterinarian, but finances are tight. The friends of Phyllis can't bear to see both of them suffer as he slowly dies of cancer. It can spread pretty quickly, so we'd like to raise the money within the next two weeks. Please don't let this sweet dog die needlessly. If everyone just contributes $5 or $10 or $25 we can do this! The vet will charge about $1,000 for all the initial tests, and approximately another $2,000 for the surgery, will keep the number adjusted as we get a more precise figure.