Donors step up to pay for police dog's chemotherapy

Jan 27, 2015 10:49 AM by News Staff

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) - Public donations are rolling in to help pay for cancer treatment for a police dog in a small Northern California city.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports ( ) Sebastopol Police Sgt. Nick Belliveau had received more than $11,000 by Monday night to pay for a 19-week course of chemotherapy for Frank, a 7-year-old German shepherd.

Frank, who lives with Belliveau's family, was diagnosed last week with a deadly form of lymphoma. Veterinarians said chemo has a 90 percent chance of successfully putting the cancer in complete remission.

But because it's likely that Frank won't return to police duty, it was unclear who would pay for the treatment.

Belliveau launched a crowd-funding campaign and the public stepped up.

Belliveau calls the generosity of the town's residents "unbelievable."


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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