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    Live Like Roo Foundation
    Funded in 2022

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    The Live Like Roo Foundation provides emotional support and financial assistance to families whose pet faces a cancer diagnosis. Since 2016, they have granted over $1,600,000 to families, rescues, and shelters with about 90% of their funding being used to support dogs. The organization was founded in memory of Roo, a sweet boy who spent far too long in a shelter and then most of his remaining months battling an aggressive form of cancer. But he went on the bucket list journey of a lifetime and enjoyed every last day. Although Roo lost his cancer battle in 2015, his legacy lives on through Live Like Roo. Everyone should live every day as if it is their last....live like Roo.

    Live Like Roo will use this grant to help families, rescues, and shelters to cover the cost of chemotherapy treatment for senior dogs diagnosed with cancer. Chemo is incredibly costly and help paying for it is one of the most common requests Live Like Roo receives. The grant will pay for chemotherapy to help dogs like 13-year-old Chopper, who, thanks to lifesaving treatments, lived another year after his diagnosis.