Love Stories

August 15, 2022

Gabby C.

“When my vet told me Ellie's Rainy Day Fund was going to pay for Gabby's surgery, I started crying so hard I couldn’t stop. It felt like winning the lottery! Your donors are nothing short of a blessing. To all of you Ellie supporters, THANK YOU for giving us both this second chance. I truly don’t know what I would do without her.”
– Gabby's Mom


August 8, 2022


“When we found out our fur baby needed more diagnostics and to see a specialist, we really didn't know how we were going to make it work. Cobaka has always been there for us so thank you for helping us be there for her.  We will do everything we can in the future to make sure we are a part of helping other families through their tough times as well.”
– Cobaka's Family


July 6, 2022

Frankie B.

“Thanks to many empathetic, generous donors to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, we’ll never have to face that heartache. I can’t find adequate words. If it weren’t for you, our beautiful baby boy would be gone. Our whole family is forever grateful. Thank you for saving Frankie and making our family whole again.”
– Frankie's Family


May 25, 2022


“A cold sadness overcame us and our hearts we thought couldn't possibly break anymore were then shattered. Just then our wonderful angel of a vet came in and let us know about Ellie's Rainy Day Fund. I am so thankful. Otherwise we would have lost a family member that we have had for only 6 months but yet has transcended our lives forever.”
– Whinnie's Family

April 30, 2022


“Leela is everything to my son. I wasn’t sure how he’d make it without her. But the hospitalization and treatments were going to be thousands of dollars we just didn’t have. She wouldn’t be home right now glued to my son if it wasn’t for you kind, generous people. She wouldn’t still be on this earth. Thank you for saving Leela. Thank you for saving my son.”
– Leela's Grandma


April 27, 2022

Sadie D.

“I’m fiercely independent. I’ve always paid my own way. But I cried when I was told that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund was going to help us. Those scammers stole my money, and if it wasn’t for your donors, they would’ve stolen my family too. Bless you for keeping that from happening.”
– Sadie's Mom


April 13, 2022


“We are beyond grateful and super excited to get our sweet Charbaby back—happy, healthy—alive! You have saved my kids from so much suffering. I can’t put into words the relief, joy and gratitude I have for you fund and all the kind people who support it.”
– Meeko's Mom


April 13, 2022

Charlie H.

“We are beyond grateful and super excited to get our sweet Charbaby back—happy, healthy—alive! You have saved my kids from so much suffering. I can’t put into words the relief, joy and gratitude I have for your fund and all the kind people who support it.”
– Charlie's Mom


March 28, 2022


“It means everything to me that the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund came to the rescue. I know we haven’t had the kitten long but he was already a part of the family. I have a special bond with him and if it wasn’t for you, I would’ve lost my baby.”
– Scar's Mom


March 20, 2022


“I’m a single dad, living on a policeman’s salary. But a member of my family needed help! I had to get her out of pain and give her back the ability to move well again! She provided for me for the last 8 years. She did her service. The donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund have honored her legacy of the thousands of citizens she’s protected. Thank you for giving her back her life and for keeping my family whole.”
– Zeta's Dad


March 9, 2022


“What did it mean to us that you made this surgery possible? The world! You saved our world. There aren't words strong enough to say what this means to my family. I was going to try to mortgage my home to save her. But it wouldn’t happen fast enough. I am crying just typing this up. I truly feel like it's a miracle. I am so beyond thankful to every single donor to your organization.”
– Indy's Mom


March 8, 2022

Lupin (Mowie)

“I was never a cat person but this sweet boy has become my third child. During the two months I was in bed because I was so weak from COVID and then having a heart attack, Mowie is what got me through. With no paycheck for those two months, when he needed surgery, I was sure it was over. I just laid in bed and cried because I felt like I was killing him. I felt I had nowhere to turn and I’d be forced to just let him die. But then you amazing people swooped in and saved us. I can never tell you what it means that you saved my best friend, my other child”
– Lupin's Mom


February 21, 2022

Lil Bit

“We desperately wanted to try to save her but living on a widow’s social security benefits, and already paying to care for my Mom, didn’t leave me any options. That is, until the folks who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund stepped in. Now our baby will have the surgery that will keep us all together for as long as possible. Thank you for giving Lil Bit a chance and for keeping Mom and me together with the pup we adore.”
– Lil Bit's Mom


February 21, 2022


“To have received help from great people we don’t even know, through Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, was a New Year’s miracle! 2022 started out as the worst year ever but thanks to you, now it’s the best! Brutus is getting back to his sweet, loving, high-energy self and we are all so thankful to still be together.”
– Brutus's Mom


February 7, 2022


“You saved her life.  When the vet came back, we we’re ready to tell him we’d have to put her down.  It wasn’t fair.  She was so young.  My kids think of her as a sibling. There were so many memories still to make with her.  And now thanks to your supporters, we’ll get to make them.  There are no words to express the depth of our gratitude, or what your kindness truly means to us and our girls.”
– Darla's Mom


February 7, 2022


“Monty couldn’t have had the surgery for his perforated bowel without you kind people who give to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. I don’t even want to think what would’ve happened without you. I have no words to describe how much it means to me. Thanks to you Monty will live a healthy and love-filled remainder of his prime years. And we will enjoy each other’s companionship and love for as long as possible. Thank you for giving me back my boy. Thank you for giving me back my life.”
– Monty's Dad


February 7, 2022


“I don’t know how to thank you for keeping that from happening. I’ve always believed that animal people are good people—caring people. The donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund have certainly proved me right. We’re still awaiting the test results that will guide the treatment for our sweet girl, but thanks to you we have a chance to make her whole again. Thank you for keeping her as a part of our family.”
– Badglee's Mom


December 31, 2021

Libby C.

“Thanks to the donors of ERDF, Libby is home with us this Christmas, albeit, in some post-surgery pain, but in a few short weeks, she will finally be able to walk, run and play! Thanks to you, the remaining years we will have with Libby, she will finally be pain free and will have quality of life! Thank you, and Merry Christmas to all the fur babies out there!”
– Libby's Mom


December 11, 2021

Roscoe E.

“We couldn’t have afforded to keep Roscoe in the ICU for days while he recovered from this emergency. I honestly believe that the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund saved Roscoe’s life and we will forever be grateful. We can’t thank you enough for your help through all of this, you have brought us so much relief, and a lot of happy tears. Thank you!”
– Roscoe's Family


December 3, 2021

Willow S.

“I cried when I found out you were going to help us. Now our baby is back to her normal, funny self. We still get to experience the best part of our day. Thanks to your donors our family is intact. I can’t thank you enough for saving our family and for all you do to help so many fur babies.”
– Willow's Mom


December 1, 2021

Luna R.

“Since the generous folks who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund gave us the gift of her full treatment, our sweet girl is back home being the love bug she, and we, enjoy. Her sight has returned and (so far at least) the seizures haven’t! Thank you for giving Luna a chance to live her best life for as long as she is able. Thank you for keeping our family whole!”
– Luna's Mom


November 12, 2021


“I just say, thank you for keeping me on the job: making my kids feel loved, protecting the newest little one, making Mom and Dad’s lives lighter, and making sure there is joy in the house no matter how hard my family’s challenges get.”
– Boomer


October 19, 2021


“You have no idea how thankful we all are. I cried until I couldn’t open my eyes. For this to have been a real option and to receive this help is truly something I can never say thank you for enough. All we want is a healthy puppy that can live the happiest life possible in our family. Thank you so much for allowing Sandor an opportunity to heal and continue making us so happy!”
– Sandor's Mom


October 19, 2021


“Barney could’ve died and I could’ve remained homeless trying to get him the surgery to save him—if it weren’t for you! I’ve called all my friends and told them the folks who give to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund are the answer to my prayers.”
– Barney's Mom


October 18, 2021


“I am overwhelmed with the generosity of the donors of Ellie's Rainy Day Fund. You are such a blessing. I am overjoyed with knowing he will never suffer again. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!—for giving our guy back a normal life and for protecting our newly formed family.”
– Bryan's Mom


October 18, 2021


“We’re blessed to have Twin Maples Vets and the supporters of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund as part of our extended family. Your making the surgery happen was the best news I’ve ever received in my life. Words can’t begin to express what this means to our family, especially to my daughter.”
– Pumpkin's Mom


October 1, 2021


“Luke is no longer in pain. He will likely be able to move normally and resume his kitten antics once he heals. That’s all thanks to generous people we don’t even know who use Ellie’s Fund as a way to help other families who love pets like they do. I’ve lived with pets since I was 5 years old. I can’t imagine life without them. Now, they are our kids. Through this troubling time in my life, by helping my fur baby, you are keeping me from being lonely. You are giving me a big dose of hope. Thank you. You are a Godsend.”
– Luke's Mom


August 19, 2021


“We had no idea how we were going to afford to help Roscoe, and weren't sure if we had to make a choice to put him down. That was an unbearable choice for us, until Dr McKinsey mentioned there might be a way to have his foreign object surgery without needing to put him down. It felt like a parachute being thrown to us. To the donors of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund we say, thank you for your kindness. You have literally kept our family together and we will never forget your generosity.”
– Roscoe's Mom


August 13, 2021


“We’re so thankful that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund is giving us the best chance to get Jax through his surgery complications. We are financially strained already from the huge vet bills we’ve paid to get this far. I would do anything I could to keep Jax in my life. He’s truly my best friend. It means so much to our family that there are other people who want to help us keep him in our lives.”
– Jax's Mom


July 26, 2021


“It’s amazing to us that so many people care about us and other dog families and give money to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund to keep sad things from happening. Marlin has made such an impact on our lives, and now so have you. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without him. Thank you for keeping us from having to find out.”
– Marvin's Mom