Platty's Journey

$13,149raised of $5,000 goal

Beneficiary: Platty the Golden Retriever Organizer: Sherry Stinson / TylerDog Photography

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The Story of Platty...
Platty is a 10-year-old Golden Retriever dumped as a stray at Tulsa Animal Welfare in Oklahoma. He has a monstrous growth in his mouth, initially believed to be cancer, that's deformed his entire face. He was facing euthanasia due to the lack of funding a municipal animal shelter has to meet, what could possibly be, extensive medical needs.

Alli Elmore, a volunteer at TAW, saw him and fell in love. She didn't want Platty to die in the shelter, so she brought him home. Today Platty had a biopsy and the diagnosis wasn't good. It is cancer and it's metastasized into his lungs. He's been given maybe two weeks before the cancer finally wins.

At first, we intended to cancel the fundraiser. But at the urging of Platty's fans and friends, we've decided to keep it open until Platty crosses over. We're calling it Platty's Memorial Fund and we'll be using any funds not needed for his medical care for animals with special needs like me at Tulsa Animal Welfare and other deserving rescues. We want to leave a legacy to remind people just because a dog is old or not perfect doesn't mean they're not full of love. Platty is definitely full of love.

Any donation is appreciated and we'll provide updates here and on Platty's Facebook page, so everyone know's how he's doing. Visit him at

If you'd like to send Platty snail mail (or Cheez Whiz!) you can mail it to:
Karel Bagwell
3000 W. El Paso St.
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Thanks to all of you for caring about Platty!

In his own words...
Hi! I'm Platty, a really handsome old boy. Yeah, my face looks a little funny, but I think it gives me character! I love my new mom, Alli! And my new Dad, Charles. And my new Grandma, Karel! They are all so awesome! Mom Alli gives me Cheez Whiz! It's my favorite! And I likes cheese crackers, and biscuits, and steak, too! I like exclamation points! Did I mention I love Cheez Whiz?! I also like to sleep on the couch, I love my new brothers, Tuffy and Hitch and Alfred! This is the best life ever! Did I mention THE. BEST. LIFE. ever! Ooops gotta go! Have a tree to sniff! 
Luv, Platty
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