Czar’s Promise is an all- volunteer organization of heartfelt and compassionate members of our local community, who understand the meaning of a cancer diagnosis, whether it be canine or human. These unique individuals have  joined forces to help inspire hope and provide educational, emotional and financial resources for families in our community facing a cancer journey in their companion animals and children.  And, because we need to find a cure, Czar’s Promise also provides grant funding for companion animal cancer research at UW School of Veterinary Medicine, and pediatric cancer research at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

Yes, Czar’s Promise is a 501 (c)(3) organization, #47-2163857.

To make a donation via credit or debit card, please select the “donate” button on our Czar’s Promise website.

If you wish to pay via check, please make your check payable to Czar’s Promise, and send to:

Czar’s Promise
PO Box 5061
Madison, WI 53705

Your donations are 100% tax deductible and Czar’s Promise will provide you with a donation receipt.

We would love that! Please contact us via email or phone, and we will assist with any questions or schedule an in person chat with one of our Czar’s Promise team members!

Czar’s Promise mission includes three areas of support

  • Emotional, educational and financial support for local families whose companion animals have been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Funding for companion animal cancer research at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, WI
  • Funding for pediatric cancer research at American Family Children’s Hospital

YES! Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Winnequah Park in Monona. 

Your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist will be able to make recommendations for medical support, whether nutritional, alternative therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy and rehabilitation. Czar’s Promise hosts the Companion Animal Cancer Resource Group, which meets three time annually. This compassionate group provides emotional and educational support services to families whose companion animals have been diagnosed with cancer, and hosts a wide range of speakers and topics. Czar’s Promise also provides assistance to those families in need of financial support for chemotherapy or palliative care treatment.  Lastly, if there is a concern about the effect that the situation is having your own health, you should reach out to your primary care provider/physician or counselor.

For a Czar’s Promise financial support application, please send an email request to here. Czar’s Promise will provide financial support to any family whose companion animal is being treated at any one of the following board certified veterinary facilities in Madison, Wisconsin.  VCA Veterinary Emergency Service & Veterinary Specialty Center (VCA), Madison Veterinary Specialists (MVS) or the UW School of Veterinary Medicine.

Czar’s Promise will provide a funding decision within 72 hours of receipt of all required Czar’s Promise documentation.

Czar’s Promise provides financial assistance to families in bonafide need of financial support for companion animals requiring chemotherapy or palliative care treatment. Financial assistance provided is contingent upon estimates provided for treatment.

On December 30, 2019, Czar’s Promise awarded $15,000.00 in grant funding to Dr. Marilla Takada of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine for research to help find a cure for Histiocytic cancer in our canine companions.

Companion animals and children are diagnosed with the same types of cancer. If we find a new protocol, a new treatment, a new cure for either, it will assist the other. On December 30, 2019, Czar’s Promise awarded $15,000 in grant research to Dr. Paul Sondel of American Family Children’s Hospital for the study of pediatric neuroblastoma. Czar’s Promise also provided $15,000 in grant research to Dr. Christian Capitini of American Family Children’s Hospital and Dr. David Vail of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine for the study of osteosarcoma in both canines and children.

The most common worrying cancers in dogs are skin cancers (mast cell tumors), soft tissue tumors, bone cancers and lymphomas

It is important that you understand what the diagnosis is and what that means for your pet. What is the behavior of the cancer and how might that affect your pet?  What are the treatment options and how do they affect the outcome?  How are the various treatment options tolerated?  And finally, is there anything we can find out that might make your pet do better or worse than the average? Once you have decided on what your goals are (quality of life, longevity, budget and logistical concerns), you can discuss what treatment option the oncologist thinks may be the best approach for you and your pet.

A veterinary oncologist is a specialist who has focused their entire working life on the care of animals with cancer.  This means they see many pets with cancer and are very experienced at not only treating cancer, but diagnosing and staging cancer.  Most valuable is that they can use their experience to help understand owners’ goals and help guide decision making, as there are often many ways to help a pet with cancer.

If you do not see your question answered above, please submit your question below and we’ll get an answer to you.

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