KarmaSue's mission is to provide education, counseling, and financial support to Coloradan families that have companion animals living with cancer in an effort to honor the human-animal connection. As of January, 2019, KarmaSue has expanded to incorporate the Harley-Grey Project (the Project).
The Harley-Grey Project is dedicated to Crystal and Harley-Grey Kopp. KarmaSue received their application for financial assistance associated with a cancer diagnosis in September of 2018. KarmaSue staff accompanied the family to serveral oncology appointments and spent time with them outside of veterinary appointments. Harley-Grey lost her battle with osteosarcoma at home on November 2, 2018 at one and a half years old. She was an 84 pound Rottweiler; getting her to the vet was not a viable option at the time and alternate services were needed. After analyzing the situation and processes that might have been beneficial, the Founder/Executive Director drafted and introduced the Harley-Grey Project to the Board of Directors in Fall, 2018. The Board of Directors voted to begin establishment of the Project in December of 2018; the Project became live January 1, 2019.
The Project is comprised of restricted funds, housed under the Financial Support Program of KarmaSue and is available to current KarmaSue families (those utilizing any or all of the programs offered). The Project is designed to supplement the costs associated with euthanasia, removal of the deceased companion animal, cremation, or a combination of these services. KarmaSue will pay some or all of the costs related to the service(s) to minimize trauma experienced by the family enduring companion animal cancer.
Any balance over $1,000 in the Project at the end of any fiscal year will be transferred to the Financial Support Program. Any balance at or under $1,000 will remain restricted to the Project. The reason for this transfer is to remain consistent with KarmaSue's mission and programs; not holding funds that may support others enduring companion animal cancer in time of need while still restricting a reasonable amount for the purpose of the Project.
KarmaSue has obtained community partners to enhance the Project and support Coloradan families as they confront events that they know are inevitable, but traumatic and devastating at the same time. KarmaSue commits to honoring the human-animal connection until the last moments are upon the family (and beyond); please help us as we make such a difficult time just a little bit easier for Coloradan families enduring companion animal cancer. Thank you for your time and compassion.