We all watched and waited for the Christmas miracle and it happened. K9 Poseidon was reunited with the only family he has ever known, and now the Patterson family is complete once again. Unfortunately, that homecoming came with a high price for the Patterson family, and we need your help.
When we found out that Steve Patterson was going to have to pay $4,250 to the Village of Camp Point to get K9 Poseidon back, we set up a fundraiser and were able to raise $3,000. Once the Village decided to do the right thing, we knew that they would not wait for their money, so an anonymous friend of the family advanced the additional $1,250 so Steve could have a cashier’s check in hand to bring Poseidon home immediately.
We are asking for your help so we can help pay back the $1,250 to the anonymous friend, and we need to help the Patterson family with the legal expenses incurred during the fight and negotiations to have Poseidon returned to his home. It was unfortunate that it had to happen the way it did, but without the help and guidance of a great legal mind and advocate for animal rights, this could have ended in heartache. The legal expenses totaled $2,287.50 and when added to the money that was advanced for the “purchase” of Poseidon, the Patterson family has been left with a balance of $3,762.50 that must be paid as soon as possible.
This entire situation was heartbreaking, but we all stuck together and the support across the country was amazing and very heartfelt by the Patterson family.
Protection4Paws is hosting this fundraiser for the Patterson family and this is a great opportunity to make that year-end, tax-deductible donation to help this incredible family. Time is of the essence. Any donation, big or small, will help take this financial burden off the shoulders of the Patterson family. All funds raised will be used to repay the money advanced for the purchase of Poseidon and to pay the legal fees incurred to bring Poseidon home. A small amount was added to cover the fundraising fees.
Protection4Paws is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax-deductible. The EIN No. is 82-0602489.
K9 Poseidon, the entire Patterson family, and all those who love Poseidon can’t thank you enough for our help. We wish you all the best for a safe and happy 2018!