London teacher Lizzie Griffiths, 25, has decided to spend her life savings on chemotherapy for her beloved bearded dragon, George, whom she adopted from a rescue center a year ago.
After nursing George back to health from a chest infection, Griffiths spotted a tumor on the little lizard's face, and found out he had developed cancer. Following two unsuccessful surgeries to remove the tumor, chemotherapy was the only option left to save George, who is the first bearded dragon in the UK to undergo the treatment.
Griffiths has spent the $4,750 she and her fiancé had been saving for their wedding on the reptile's medical bills, and she drives 200 miles each day to see her pet at the treatment center.
"I think it's adorable and I understand he is her number one. I don't know anyone who could love George as much as Lizzie does," said her fiancé, Chris Fisher.
Doctors said this weekend that it looks like the chemotherapy is working, and George is beginning to recover.