Magic Bullet Fund

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

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Location: Briarcliff NY 10510 USA

Mission: MBF helps people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment.
Geographic areas served: United States

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are proud to support Magic Bullet Fund through our Cars 4 Causes Vehicle Donation Program. The funds generated through this program go far to help them fight canine cancer by helping raise funds to assist with the costs of cancer treatment for these animals. It is our pleasure to assist Magic Bullet Fund in their open-hearted efforts to assist these animals and the families who love them in their time of need. This organization is making a difference!

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Ukiah is a Beautiful Malamute who was dropped off in front of my home in march 2008 weighing 60 pounds and dying from HeartWorms and Pneumonia.He made it thru those issues.Then a worse issue came up during a routine Teeth Cleaning in March of 2010.A small spot was discovered-in his mouth- and removed.The Diagnosis was Aggressive Oral Melanoma.Ukiah would need Radiation Therapy PLUS he would need to receive a DNA Based Cancer Vaccine-every 6 months for the rest of his life.I found a group called MagicBulletFund.org....and a Lady by ythe Name of Laurie Kaplan...Had it not been for Ms.Kaplan and "The MBF"-Ukiah would not be here-15 months and counting.....after this awful sentence of Death.We owe Ukiahs life to MagicBulletFund,Laurie Kaplan and her staff.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Funding assistance for My Beautiful Miracle Rescue Boy-UkiahHairball-to treat Oral Melanoma

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Draw more attention to this group so as to garner funds to assist more Needy animals and their humans.

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11 people found this review helpful

This organization is the greatest to work with, the staff is very nice and great to get along with. No matter how bad or good it gets they are there with you. They work wirht you to get the funds you need amd the support you hope to get. I can't thank them enough foir what they did for my Xena. With out their help I would have lost her long ago but they gave her more time on this earth to spend with usand to be free of cancer for a little while longer. Unforuneately Xena has went to the bridge now but I know that she is there playing with the other furbabies that went before her nad some day we will be together again soon. There are happier cases thart the dogs go into remination and live a long life thnaks to them. Lori Kaplin works had to help the people in need of helping their furbabies and she doesn't give up. She has one of the kindest hearts I have ever known and to give her time to do this for people that needs the help for their dogs well what more can i say but she needs to get a medal for her life time work Thank you Lori Christensen

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bt them helping my dog along with so many others that were there with meand Xena

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

would turn it over to Laurie Kaplin for no one can run it any better then what she can

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the kindness they have shown in every aspect of the steps we took.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all of them

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help alot more canines out there that need their help

Ways to make it better...

if my Xena would have went into remission but that is not their fault by any means

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting funds in time enough to help the canines

One thing I'd also say is that...

they are the best

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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14 people found this review helpful

This is a fantastic organization. They really came through for me when my 8 year old lab, Luna, was diagnosed with cancer. I plan on donating money to this fund once I land a job. Thanks from Luna's Mom!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so helpful and friendly. They really get to know each person & dog. When I was in need of advice, I received many personal phone calls. The woman who started this organization, has a heart of gold and is a wealth of information and resources.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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13 people found this review helpful

When Mooba, my beloved basset hound was diagnosed with Lymphoma and a mast cell tumor, I was devastated. The prognosis was grim, without Chemo he would only survive another three weeks. I wasn't prepared for that and having just been laid off of my job, unable to pay for treatment. Letting him die because of the lack of finances was unaceptable. Money or the lack of it cannot be the bridge between life and death. So, I searched the internet for help and found the Magic Bullet Fund. I feel like they literally saved him in the eleven hour. I was crying and thinking that I would have to put him down, when I recieved the life saving call from The Magic Bullet Fund Organization. The very same day we were on our way to the Clinic for treatment and within days of the first treatment I saw a huge improvement. Mooba has been under the care of the Veternarian and supported by the Magic Bullet Fund and all of the wonderful donors for nearly six months, he is in complete remission and soon will be having surgery to remove the tumors. Without the support from the Magic Bullet Fund Mooba would most likely not be here now. I am forever grateful to them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many beautiful dogs fighting and surviving cancer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try to promote organization more. More media coverage.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the quick responses to my emails and the support from other clients whose dogs have had or are having treatment.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very polite and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help save the lives of so many more beautiful animals who do not deserve to die.

Ways to make it better...

there was a little more phone contact, especially in the beginning when you really need the reasurrance that help is on the way.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the recession.

One thing I'd also say is that...

at a time when the world is in a dark place and happiness is difficult to reach, the Magic Bullet Fund is a shining star, because no matter how bleak things are, your best friend (dog or cat) can always make you smile.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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11 people found this review helpful

When my golden retriever Scout was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the rib, I had just lost my job and the timing was awful. I began selling personal items to pay for the surgery and then realized she would need chemotherapy--a very expensive treatment. The Magic Bullet Fund helped to raise funds for Scout's chemo treatments at a time when we needed it most. They worked with the veterinary hospital and took the pressure off us so we could spend quality time with our beloved dog. Regardless of the outcome, the MBF gave us more time with Scout.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that more pets are allowed to stay with their families after treatment. That time given, with the help of MBF, is invaluable and priceless.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a full time PR person hitting the road to all the newspapers, TV stations and national news programs to alert folks to the fundraising efforts and also the information collected about canine cancer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Thanking those who have contributed to the fund, and who ultimately follow the progress of your pet through its illness.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, sympathetic and compassionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help fund canine cancer research and provide money to the pets out there who need treatment, but are euthanized because the owners don't have the money. All pets should be given a fighting chance, and the MBF helps to do that.

Ways to make it better...

I paid more attention to the requirements of what I needed to do to help. I also think phone calls work better than email for this group.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

small staff, difficulties raising money in an economy where people are holding on to their money tighter, and the perceptions that pets are simple chattel.

One thing I'd also say is that...

You need to work with this group. You don't just accept the donation and disappear. It might be a good idea to have recipients volunteer a bit of time after all is said and done.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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11 people found this review helpful

My dog Wendell has cancer and the MBF help me raise the money for Wendell's treatment. In addition to the help with fundraising ( and they really know how to help organize that!) they have a support group that is invaluable. I am so happy t have found the MBF. Wendell is doing very Well!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way they help organize my fundraising efforts, made immune system supplements available to my dog to help him fight cancer and in the support fromthe other owners.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and supportive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more dogs get the very expensive treatment for cancer that not all dog owners can afford.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Hi. My name is Erica Cameron and I had a dog in MBF for about 3 months last fall. My American Bulldog, George, was only 3 years old when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Left paralised with fear and diminishing funds, I did and internet search and found Laurie Kaplan's Magic Bullet Fund. They are a great organization that both donate and help you to raise the money necessary for your dog's cancer traeatments. Laurie also provides you with great advice. Although George did not win in the end, he was worth every minute and every penny I spent helping him in his battle against cancer. And, he fought and stayed in good spirits all the way to the end. I would recommend joining the MBF family to anyone else going thought this with their dog.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own dog.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the support.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a lot of dogs that wouldn't otherwise have a chance.

Ways to make it better...

my dog would have beat the cancer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

work overload.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I really miss my dog, George.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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