Georgia’s Legacy was founded in 2007 and is an ongoing tribute to the life of a beautiful bulldog named Georgia, cut
short by multicentric lymphoma. The mission of Georgia’s Legacy is to provide information and resource referral
to others whose four-legged family members have been diagnosed with cancer. Most of all, Georgia’s Legacy was
created to provide hope and emotional support to those in the fight.
Georgia’s Legacy does not provide veterinary
or medical advice, and always recommends consulting with your veterinarian prior to introducing any dietary changes, supplements
or other holistic therapies into your dog’s treatment plan. Information provided should be used as a guide for
pet owners to use in discussing issues and possible treatment options with their cancer care team.
Georgia’s Legacy is based in Wisconsin, but provides support and
information to Anyone, Anywhere, who is affected by canine cancer, and has helped individuals from all over the world since
its inception in 2007.
Kerry Malak, Founder of Georgia's Legacy, is the proud mom of an English Bulldog named Sampson (pictured left), and a devoted animal lover whose life was forever changed when her beloved companion
and baby girl Georgia, was diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma at four years old. Georgia’s year-long battle with cancer,
and her subsequent death in 2006 inspired a new mission in life -- to become a canine cancer advocate and to study as much
as possible about animal health and holistic therapies to help animals live longer healthier lives. In 2009, she completed
a certificate program in Holistic Care for Companion Animals offered through the Clayton College of Natural Health and
continues to read and study the latest information about animal wellness, holistic treatments and veterinary oncology in order
to help educate others about all of the options available to their pets.
is a Reiki Master/Teacher and a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals. She is a devoted practitioner who enjoys offering Reiki to both people and animals and has studied Animal
Reiki with Kathleen Prassad. In 2009, Kerry became a certified pet loss
counselor through the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, to better help families coping with anticipatory grief and pet loss. Providing support
and guidance to pet parents who are dealing with feelings of loss has since become a passion and she currently serves as a
weekly assistant chat room host for the APLB in addition to providing one-on-one support to pet parents through Georgia’s
Kerry is also a founding member of the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and has a strong interest in promoting and educating veterinary professionals
and pet owners about the benefits of hospice care for animals.