My beloved cat, Lil Sarah, was diagnosed with breast cancer early spring of 2011 and had undergone double mastectomy. She survived and stayed with us, healthy and vibrant until the cancer came back in her lungs. She passed away as of 15 October 2011. Two weeks later, I entered this bra design in memory of Lil Sarah for Never Surrender: A Breast Cancer Support Organization bra contest.
Two years have passed, and I still have Lil Sarah in my heart, carrying the sound of her sweet meows in my mind. I am just thankful to have had more months with her. I miss her really bad.
Since Lil Sarah was a wild cat and showed up on my soon-to-be husband's front step back in 2003, we were not sure of her age but she was probably one or two years old, well past the recommended six months of age to be spayed.
So please be aware that animals do get breast cancer. If you have your female kitten or puppy spayed at six months of age, you are helping decrease your pet's chances of breast cancer. Take your pet to the vet for yearly checkup and vaccinations, as well to ask more information about cancers in pets.