Friday, April 02, 2010

There is HOPE

Yesterday I phoned the Animal Care Society. They help low income people when they need to take their pets to a vet and don't have the money to do so. They paid for the vet visit when I had to take my cat Shadow in two years ago. Unfortunately, Shadow passed away, but at least he was made more comfortable during his last hours. When I had to take Reba in a few weeks back, they paid for that visit too. When I phoned yesterday it was to see if they could help me with the cost of putting Reba down. I talked to the very nice man at the other end of the phone line and he wants me to take Reba back to the vet so she, Dr. Bev DcDougal, can have another look at Reba and decide if she needs to be put down or not. Dr. Bev wasn't in yesterday, and being Good Friday, everything was closed today, so she will be phoning me in the morning. I'm not sure, but it really sounds like, if Bev thinks Reba is 'worth saving' and is 'save-able', then they will pay the bill for the surgery. WOW, that would be sOOOO awesome!!

While talking to the man, who's name I don't know, I told him that I am getting together things to donate to their May Garage Sale fund raiser. I also told him that I am looking for a new Volunteer job and would love to give my time to the Animal Care Society. He said this is his wife's area to deal with and she's currently away, though he will pass on the message to her when she returns this weekend.

I didn't tell him, but I need to make a will one of these days. I don't have much in the line of cash though I do own my own home with only a few thousand dollars owing on it. I have no children to leave my estate to, only my animals are my family. I have decided to make the ACS one of my beneficiaries. They are doing good work to help animals to have better lives.

I hope that people will be generous and make donations to the Animal Care Society. They work totally on donations, there is no other funding.

Thank you to all of you that have left Reba & I messages, supporting me/us in this very emotional, difficult time. I totally appreciate this.

2 comments:

Twain12 said...

i hope it all works out ...good luck with the vet visit

Thom said...

How cool Alice. I think that is just awesome and what you want to do is excellent to. I so hope that the Vet can do what is necessary to help Reba. Know my thoughts and aloha are with you and your family :) Keep us posted :)