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Magic Bullet Fund Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: MBF helps people who have a cat or dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment.

Results: We have helped almost 700 families who could not get cancer treatment for their pet.

Target demographics: people who have a car or dog with cancer but cannot afford to pay for surgery or chemotherapy.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 57 families by getting their cat or dog through cancer treatment

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Magic Bullet Fund raises donations for each pet, and pays their clinic for treatment.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The magic bullet has help me out when nobody else could; my Casper who had a tumor that was growing and I could not lose this poor baby I rescued him out of Florida and magic bullet stepped up and said yes because they said yes my Casper is by my side as happy as could be the vet was saying that he probably wouldn’t live forFive months or a year but he still with me and it’s been a long time and I’ll take as much time as I can get a magic bullet help me do that.

Client Served

Rating: 5

THE MAGIC BULLET FUND and its "A-M-A-Z-I-N-G" TEAM of highly dedicated, knowledgeable, caring loving and EXTREMELY supportive Volunteers LITERALLY saved My Sweet Boy Drake's life!!!... (And in this daunting process- saved his "MOMMY, LITTLE SISSY & LITTLE BROTHER, TOO!") Drake is not only my "FURRY SON" & "BESTIE"- But,
he's also my "SERVICE DOG!"... He's SAVED MY LIFE COUNTLESS TIMES!- ("AND NOW- IT WAS MY TURN TO SAVE HIS!"... (ONLY, I AM DISABLED AND WAS WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO DO VERY MUCH ON MY OWN!)

Drake had Lymphoma and he unfortunately required immediate Chemotherapy and other Treatments. Without the financial aid, moral support and guidance, my Baby Boy most certainly WOULDN'T BE WITH US TODAY!

I am ETERNALLY GRATEFUL to
EVERYONE at this Foundation for their WONDERFUL SUPPORT in our most crucial hours of need.
This is a MOST WORTHY CAUSE,
and I highly recommend this Charitable Organization to ANYONE WHO LOVES & WANTS TO HELP SAVE "GOD'S PRECIOUS
GIFTS TO MANKIND!"

ALSO, YOU CAN ALSO MAKE
"THE MAGIC BULLET FUND"
YOUR CHARITY BY SETTING IT
UP ON YOUR ("AMAZONSMILE") ACCOUNT. MOST PURCHASES
ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF EACH SALE
TO BE INSTANTLY DONATED BY AMAZON DIRECTLY TO THE FOLKS AT "THE MAGIC BULLET FUND"- (AND IT CAN REALLY ADD UP QUICKLY AND HELP SO MANY DESERVING PETS AND THEIR FAMILIES.)

"P-L-E-A-S-E!!!"... HELP the wonderful folks at "THE MAGIC BULLET FUND" continue their GOOD WORKS AND EFFORTS
in saving "FUR-BABIES" like mine!

(Utube link for Drake singing)
https://youtu.be/3CRnC69y4Cc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A few years ago my dog had lymphoma which brought me to my knees. It was such a difficult time and I didn't know what to do. I went online to get more information about the cancer and the Magic Bulbs Fund came up.

I felt so despair and the Magic Bullet Fund gave me hope. When you know you've done everything to help cure your dog it's a great feeling. It gave me a sense that this will come out okay.

Just that little bit of hope brought me into a fight for your beloved dog. My dogs name was Roxy and I hold her deep in my heart.

The process went fast and within a couple of days we were up and running. You have to qualify to get the financial help but I paid a certain amount each visit and the Magic Bullet Fund covered the rest. It was fair. I could have not asked for more.

The Magic Bullet Fund is a great organization and they have a special spot in my heart!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I first met Juhoo he was in a plastic shopping bag with his deceased sister, having just been tossed out the window of a moving vehicle. I immediately took him to a vet who gave him a clean bill of health for a 7 week old pup. My other half, of 18 years, had passed away about the same time, so I chose to make that date Juhoo's birthday. (It's also my birthday)
Juhoo helped me with the loss I was feeling and our bond grew closer as time passed. He had no objections to being my very spoiled son. My girlfriends spoiled him as much as I did.
This past March, while he was demanding attention from one of these girlfriends, a lump was discovered in his neck. The next morning he was off to see the vet. That was when my world was shattered - He had Lymphoma. Without treatment he had 6-8 weeks to live.
The only Oncologist in Fresno comes from out of town once a month and that was not acceptable. I located an oncologist in Campbell, 150 miles away, who would see Juhoo that week, but I don’t have a car. One of my girlfriends agreed to drive us. They confirmed the diagnosis of Lymphoma and recommended the LCHOP protocol at a cost of about $7,000. Juhoo started his 26 weeks of treatment that day. My girlfriend said she would drive us each week but I had no idea how I was going to be able to afford the cost.
Week 7 found Juhoo in remission but my savings was about depleted. Juhoo needed more treatments and there was nothing I could do. After everything we had gone through, I felt like I had failed him and that cancer was going to take him from me.
Then along came Magic Bullet Fund. Like a Guardian Angel. There to pick me up when I had fallen. They helped me raise the funds to continue Juhoo’s treatments, but more than that, they provided encouragement. They informed me of additional ways I could help Juhoo fight Cancer. They welcomed us into their family. Every person I came into contact at MBF showed genuine concern and compassion for what we were going through. It was like they had known Juhoo for years.
The fundraising part only lasted 30 days yet I am still in constant contact with one member of their staff or another. They want continued updates on his condition and they all joined me in celebrating his 7th birthday in June. Had it not been for the Magic Bullet Fund I fear there would have been no reason to celebrate. Juhoo is still in remission with only 4 treatments remaining. I pray his remission holds but the odds are not in our favor.
Magic Bullet Fund has helped prepare me for the future by providing the tools needed to continue this fight. They have made me aware of the varied situations that I might encounter in the near future. I feel it is easier to handle a situation if you have time to prepare for it, rather than it sneaking up on you and hitting you blindsided. The most valuable thing they have given me is the knowing that they will be there for us, no matter what the future holds.
Last week they called me about being a volunteer with the organization, which I consider an honor. Not only will I be able to give back to those that have given so much to me but I will become a part of an organization that will profoundly affect many others in the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic Bullet Fund is an organization like no other! Without their help, I would not have been able to help Mouse after he was diagnosed with MCT. In addition to fundraising to help pay for the costs of his treatment, the Magic Bullet Fund family has been with me through the emotional ups and downs of our journey, every step of the way. We couldn't have made it this far without them and we are grateful for everything they have done for us!

Nicole Jerner C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer since 2013 when my lab Hudson passed from nasal cancer. I found Laurie's book and it gave me some peace and I wanted to give back and help others going through the same thing. I'm so proud to be a part of this organization helping dogs (and now cats) and their owners raise money to pay for these incredibly expensive treatments so they can spend more time with their pets.

Linda F.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic Bullet was a godsend when we were faced with a lymphoma diagnosis for our dear sweet Gulliver just prior to the pandemic. As self-employed dance teachers, my husband and I had no income to help him battle his cancer. Our hearts were broken, but we had to find a way to help him. Many organizations were on pause because of the pandemic, but Magic Bullet put through our application and gave us the needed platform to quickly raise funds. Tragically, our beloved Gulliver succumbed to his cancer, before most of the funds raised were used, but we were so emotionally relieved to know that financially we were armed to fight what we could, and at peace knowing the funds raised for Gulliver would go to help another deserving and beloved pet.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boy Max was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Laurie with the Magic Bullet Fund jumped into action. They were quick at helping me afford his amputation which was already a hard decision to make. They supported us every step of the way. Truely amazing people and im super happy i found them.

Xena

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About 11 years ago my dog Xena was stricken with cancer. I fought for her life and then I found The Magic Bullet Fund and they tried to help Xena have a longer life. They treated us really great and they were so helpful. then 2 mos later tragedy struck again my dog Kirby got the dreaded disease of cancer I went back to the Magic Bullet Fund again for the help and they did try again. unfortunately, I lost both dogs within 3 months of each other. But I was so grateful for them just being there trying to help my babies, I have been volunteering for The Magic Bullet Fund for the last 10 years, now trying to help others that are going through the same disheartening thing. Couldn't ask for any better fund to work for.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Magic Bullet Fund is just a wonderful organization. They walked me through every step of the way in the process. They are kind caring people and helped out with what they could. I had 2 dogs go through the fund. And I appreciated them so much that I have been a Volunteer for over 10 years.

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Janice Gallick Rosato W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Back in 2017 we had our sweet rescued blue nose Pitbull Champ who required surgery originally to remove Mast Cell Tumors. We didn't have the money and had no idea where to turn. Then I found The Magic Bullet Fund and became a fund "family member". On the day of his surgery we discovered he had several very large Tumors internally and the surgery was cancelled. Again I panicked and called the fund in years. They said don't worry they would get the information required and would help cover the Chemotherapy treatments instead. Unfortunately the cancer had spread more than anticipated and we lost him in March of 2018. I was and still are forever greatful to them and because of their caring so much I became a volunteer with them I have held 3 volunteer positions sine 2018 and have loved them all. Being able to help others who love their dogs (and now cats) is a great feeling especially when they learn that we have been in their shoes already. We become a small part of their support system to help them navigate through their pets cancer treatment. Our sweet boy Champ

Melissa C.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my baby Jasmin was diagnosed with Lymphoma, I did not know what to do. I knew I didn't want to give up, but times were hard. I was told about the MBF and that Jasmin may fit the criteria to be helped. I was ecstatic. I had to at least try and was welcomed in with open arms. I can never thank them enough for what they have done for my baby. She is in remission because of the help I received from Magic Bullet Fund.

1 Justina G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Magic Bullet Fund was the only organization to reach out to us to help us with Kevin, our terrier mix who is now in remission from a mast cell tumor. The fund helped us raise money to be able to afford his chemotherapy treatment. I also volunteer for the fund and Lori is great to work with!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot thank the Magic Bullet Fund enough for helping us get our sweet Sasha girl the surgery she needed in order to get rid of her cancer. I’m not sure what we would’ve done without their help. They are doing amazing work helping families save their loved ones who can’t afford to save them theirselves.

Susan N.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our beloved Ryder was diagnosed with a mast cell tumor on his ear, we were devastated. Our goofy, affectionate, handsome boy was simply too young to lose to cancer! For twenty years our family had raised bullmastiffs and we had lost 7 wonderful dogs to cancer. When we lost our last one to bone cancer before she had even turned four years old, we decided not to have any more bullies, but to rescue needy pitbulls instead. We hoped that pitties and pit-mixes would be less prone to cancer. Then suddenly we were faced with cancer yet again in our first pitbull rescue. But the Magic Bullet Fund stepped in to help us with Ryder's surgery. We are so grateful for their assistance and support. Ryder is currently health, happy, and still goofy. And we pray he has many, many more long, cancer-free years with our family.

Andrea T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my Delilah. A few months ago my 7 year old dog was diagnosed with Lymphoma. When I heard her diagnosis I was in absolute shock, heart shattered and my world completely stopped. I adopted Delilah when she was a little baby. When we met, it was love at first site. She follows me around everywhere I go. She is the most loving and caring little angel. She will get on her back legs and put her front paws up to everyone she meets to give them love. She's my little baby bear. I make her breakfast and walk her before my first cup of coffee. She's my child. She's my heart. She's my everything. Our Oncologist informed us without treatment, Delilah would only have 2 months to live. The medical bills are beyond belief. When I adopted her, I promised her I would take care of her and make all of our moments the very best. Through sickness and in health, I can't give up on her. She deserves a fighting chance and I will move mountains to make that happen. I contacted every Pet fund imaginable and if it wasn't for Laurie Kaplan from the The Magic Bullet Fund, Delilah wouldn't be sitting on my lap today with her head pressed against my heart. I was so lost and confused but Laurie Kaplan helped me and guided me by email and phone every step of the way. She even contacted Delilah's oncologist to discuss treatments. Words can not describe the amount of love and gratitude I have for Laurie Kaplan and The Magic Bullet Fund. Delilah and I both carry Laurie Kaplan and The Magic Bullet fund in our hearts every day.

Mindy-n-Furkids

Board Member

Rating: 5

The MBF is an amazing non-profit! I met Laurie, the founder, on-line many years ago when the furry love of my life was diagnosed with cancer for the 4th time. Although I didn’t use MBF funding, she was an inspiration to me. I decided that I wanted to do more to help others fighting the same fight with their beloved fur kids and became a volunteer. I am proud to be a part of the MBF, which helps so many that would otherwise go without treatment.

Momoko M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization providing much needed hope and financial support for medical treatments for pets with cancer. A great team of volunteers and leaders that makes the operation very efficient and effective. As the cost for pet medical care rises and with increasing number of families who can't afford veterinary cancer treatment bills, this is an indispensable organization of compassion and hope.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I came upon the Magic Bullet Fund shortly after the agony of losing a third Golden Retriever to cancer. I wanted to get involved in some way to help others who needed help going through this trauma while wrestling with the expensive treatment necessary to help their dog through it.

I’ve been a volunteer with the Magic Bullet Fund for many years now. It may have started from a grass-roots effort by it’s founder but has since grown into a full-fledged non-profit organization helping more and more dogs get critical care while helping the owners raise the funds needed to cover the costs.

I’m more than gratified to be part of this charitable effort and the upstanding way that Magic Bullet Fund operates and supports this profound cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped my wonderful Service dog Gracie get a surgery she needed on her paw. She is doing so much better. Without their help I wouldn’t of been able to afford it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wow where do I start?
Well in 2017 my brother had a cat that got along really well with my boxer, and they were playing one day and he popped tugg playing. Over the next 6-7 seven months I noticed that it wasn't going away so I contacted a vet.
Grace Animal Hospital, they told me that it was mast cell tumor cancer! Out of shock, and disbelief I have no money to pay for this surgery.
I started praying as I do over just about everything and I was told about the Magic Bullet fund. What a remarkable, remarkable group of people they took about a week to approve me and it was so simple, even my veterinarian told me wow they are so good and easy to work with! After two weeks tugg had to get surgery he has recovered 100%!
I cannot say enough good things about this organization I hope that God truly blesses them, as well as each and every person that uses them will be blessed! My veterinarian has posted them in their office and they are sharing the word about this organization and how easy they are to deal with in their financial situation as well as the love they felt from Magic Bullet staff.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic Bullet has helped our family keep our dog going!! We are so grateful!!! Angel is in remission and without Magic Bullet she wouldn’t have been so lucky!!! There are no words to express how grateful we are!!! Thank you!!!

Jordyne S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is axe a 4 year old pointer mix. Axe is an emotional support dog and he was diagnosed with MCT cancer. Axe needed surgery and chemotherapy and I didn’t know what I was going to do. If it wasn’t for magic bullet I wouldn’t be able to give my pup the chemotherapy that he needs. I am so grateful for this foundation. They’ve helped so many including my Axe.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Magic Bullet is an organization you wish you never had to contact. For my family they have made it possible for our beloved Sadie to still be with us and be on the road to remission, and that has made all the difference. We can't put into words the amount of gratitude we have for the good people involved at this organization. Because of them our 3 year old daughter still has her best friend around and our 2 month old son will hopefully get to know her as our daughter has.

Jenette Eloisa L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MBF has been amazing with helping me, help my Mello. We thank them for there amazing hearts. We're so appreciative.
Thank you MBF❤

Cars 4 Causes

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Pam B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.