I will try to keep this short but I'm known for rambling, so please bear with me.
Throughout the years Rich and I have gotten stray and abandoned mama cats, mama kittens, kittens, cats, and senior cats dropped off either into our yard in a box or on our road near our home. There was even a time when newborn kittens were shoved into our mailbox in the dead of winter, only 2 survived out of a litter of six.
This year things are different. Rich retired in March, so no more overtime to pay the Vets with and most of you know that social security barely covers half the bills that a paycheck does. That plus COVID pandemic has really taken a toll on us financially. We are getting more and more calls for help and donations have dropped because people just aren't in the position to be able to help. We are all in the same boat here but when you can afford $5, $10, or $20.00 to donate, please think of the furbabies we are trying to help.
In the last year and a half, we've lost 4 of our senior dogs, mostly to cancer or old age, both of which are horribly expensive. It takes a lot out of you when you lose a beloved pet. ALL of you know that. It's hard at times, to continue moving forward.
We read your comments, Rich & I and we worry about all of you. We KNOW how much you are hurting when you have lost a pet. We get it. When we see something that we think will help you deal with your pain or at least bring you comfort or a smile, we post it for you. We care.
We have seldom posted about or for help with the cats/dogs/kittens that are dumped here for two reasons. It takes funds away from the more serious cases that need funding and up until this year, we have always been able to handle it out of pocket.
We vet the kittens to get them well, then we spay/neuter and get them their shots so they can find their forever homes. The people who contact us about pets have to supply referrals, the name and number of their family Vet and we do a home check and also speak with the neighbors. We do our utmost to find the perfect home. All of the vettings have come out of our pockets and we are okay with that. We don't charge an adoption fee because we do not have the luxury of time. As soon as these babies are better and vetted, we need to find them their home.
As much as I hate it, I'm posting this because we can't do this any longer, not alone. We need your help. We need to build a community of people who care. We need donations. If you can donate $5.00, $10.00, or $20.00 dollars to help save their lives and give them a future, it will help so much! And there simply are no words for how much it is appreciated. Working hard for our money, we KNOW how hard you also work for yours and it matters to us that you are willing to help fund the survival of these furbabies.
You matter. YOU make a difference. There are a LOT of ways that you can help these babies. In October, a friend of ours saw how sick 2 of the baby kittens were that were just dumped off the day before. She asked her boss if she could take up a collection at work for them and put up a collection jar, which she did. In 2 weeks she had collected $152.14 which was enough to vet those two babies and pay for their meds. You CAN make a difference, even if you cannot donate. Tell people about us, about what we do and have done in the past 13 years. Share this campaign with family, friends, and coworkers. Share it often because once is never enough. :)
Join our community of people who care. Make the difference! Your caring, your donations, prayers, well wishes, good thoughts, and your sharing WILL save lives. And we can never tell you enough how much that means to us. Thank you!