About Georgia’s Legacy


Georgia's Legacy - Canine Cancer Resource

Providing hope and help to those dealing with canine cancer.

Georgia’s Legacy was founded in 2007 and is an ongoing tribute to the life of a beautiful bulldog named Georgia, cut short by multicentric lymphoma, at only five years old. 

 The mission of Georgia’s Legacy is to provide information and resource referral to others whose four-legged family members have been diagnosed with cancer.  Most of all, Georgia’s Legacy was created to provide hope and emotional support to those in the fight.  Our website is www.FightCanineCancer.com.

Georgia’s Legacy does not provide veterinary or medical advice, and always recommends consulting with your veterinarian prior to introducing any dietary changes, supplements or other holistic therapies into your dog’s treatment plan.  Information provided should be used as a guide for pet owners to use in discussing issues and possible treatment options with their cancer care team.

Georgia’s Legacy is based in Wisconsin, but provides support and information to Anyone, Anywhere, who is affected by canine cancer, and has helped individuals from all over the world since its inception in 2007.

Kerry Malak, Founder of Georgia’s Legacy, is the proud mom of an English Bulldog named Sampson, and a devoted animal lover.  She is a Reiki Master/Practitioner and has studied Animal Reiki with Kathleen Prasad.  She has also completed a traning program in through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement to provide qualified pet loss counseling.  She is also a graduate of Clayton College of Natural Health, completing their Holistic Care for Companion Animals certificate program in 2009. 

For all of those out there fighting the good fight, continue to have hope and believe that a cure is possible.  For those who have had to watch their companion go to the Rainbow Bridge, please share the valuable lessons you’ve learned with others and help us to raise awareness of this devastating disease.

For more information about canine cancer, key cancer resources, or to contact Georgia’s Legacy, please visit www.fightcaninecancer.com.

6 Responses to About Georgia’s Legacy

  1. Olivia says:

    OH yes, And thank you to Dr. Sarbu and her incredible staff at the VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle http://www.vcavsc.com/
    The most awesome team of specialists. Just ask Mike!

  2. Elaine Jacques says:

    My beloved CJ (Female Scottish Terrier) was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer in Sept. 2007 and operated on at Tufts and given one year to live! I told the surgeon one year is not good enough- long story short – Chemo was talked about but I opted not to do that given the stats– also CJ’s quality of life is what is important to me– she was put on piroxicam (conventional medication) and I then consulted a Holistic Vet and she has been on a cancer fighting diet including vegetables and Chinese cancer fighting herbs. They thought they saw thickening in her bladder in 2009 and operated a second time- her recovery was not as fast (she’s 11-1/2 years old now) but she has done great — her quality of life is good and she has pretty good energy most of the time.
    The reason I write this — Scotty dogs have a genetic
    link to bladder cancer — we should be looking for that early on- early detection makes a difference- we happened to notice a tiney droplet of blood in CJ’s urine — most times would go unnoticed- the ultrasound told the story – also all the toxic things that can trigger the cancer are a real problem. The special food in my opinion has helped her to live as long as she has — she is now off the piroxicam for fear it will damage her kidneys– she remains on the
    Chinese Herbs. Like your article above- it costs lots and lots of money and lots of hard decisions. It’s been the fight of our lives- I also talk to CJ every day and we pray to her guide angels — I do believe everything we have done conventional and unconventional has given me more time with her.
    I would not change one decision–

    Hope this gives hope to dog owners with a diagnosis of Bladder Cancer- it’s a terrible cancer — caught early and if the tumor can be removed you have a chance!!

    God Bless!

    Elaine & CJ

    • Great insights Elaine, thanks for sharing CJ’s story to give others in the same situation hope. We’re actually collaborating on a brochure at the moment to educate pet owners about TCC and high risk breeds as well as the link to lawn chemicals. I’m so glad that CJ is doing well right now and you were able to find the right combo of drugs and therapies to help her. May she continue to live a long and healthy life.

      • Elaine Jacques says:

        Thank you for your kind words- I just wanted to let you know that I don’t have a lawn so no lawn chemicals but she did use flea and tick medication in the early years– she never ate “dogfood” I always cooked chicken and she had some vegetables like cauliflower and carrots- now she has more cancer fighting ones like broccoli and asparagus. I don’t know why she got the tumor but we have so many chemicals all around us it could be anything! PS- I also use a water purifier for our drinking water- important for bladder cancer– she also gets Stonyfield plain fat free yogurt as part of the cancer fighters! If my story can help even one person to make decisions it is worth telling! Will your booklet be available via this website?

      • Yes, the brochure will be available on the blog and at http://www.fightcaninecancer.com when it’s ready. Also, I hope I didn’t sound like I was implying that you were in any way responsble for CJ getting cancer. There is so much we don’t kow about this disease and personally, I think it’s almost always the result of a “perfect storm” of environmental, genetic, immune system and other factors we don’t even understand. Sounds like CJ has been a VERY lucky girl to have such a great Mom and her diet and lifestyle sound like models for how more of us should raise our pups.

  3. Elaine Jacques says:

    I think you are right and I guess the point I was trying to make besides lawn chemicals the immunizations as well as the flea and tick, etc. seem to me to be toxic as well as the chemotherapy! I did not take your input wrong in any way – I did the best I could for CJ
    as most people try to do — one more thing your perfect storm theory may be right on the money- my Dad was very ill for a number of years and CJ was always with my Parents while I worked- I did notice she was depressed and my Dad passed away in 2007 a little after the time she was diagnosed- coincidence or cause??? Again, thank you for what you are doing to give the public all your knowledge!!

    God Bless!!


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