Buster's Love Story
Ellie's Rainy Day Fund helped bring Buster back!
I cannot thank you enough for your support in helping us to have Buster back with our family. I am a true believer in Karma. I always give and help in whatever ways I can. Now I’ve been helped in a time of need and there are no words that adequately express my appreciation.
Two years ago we lost Buster. During my divorce, we sold our bigger house and moved to a place a mile away. Buster wasn’t happy with the move, and kept getting out and going back “home.” An old neighbor back there took him in and refused to give Buster back, leaving my two kids and me devastated. Every week, we drove the old neighborhood, hoping to “steal” him back.
After almost exactly two years had passed, we saw a post on Facebook from a vet saying that a cat had been hit by a car and brought to their office by a good Samaritan. The picture and location seemed right so we answered the plea to find his family. It was our boy!
As I told the the story of his being taken, my kids cried, I cried, and the vet tech cried. The vet x-rayed our boy and discovered his hip was badly broken, requiring a costly surgery to repair. I shared with her the circumstance of my divorce, and the financial ruin it had placed me in. We discussed the option of no surgery, and how long he would have to be crated to let him heal. With that option, though, it was uncertain whether he would heal properly and be able to fully function.
It was during the holidays. and both of my children said to me, “Mommy, please, if you can pay to have Buster back, we don’t need any other Christmas gifts under the tree.”
That’s when the vet told me about her partnership with Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. No words could ever express the overwhelming feeling inside of me when I found out Buster could get the surgery he needed. Tears were the only thing that would come out.
We all three contributed (me paying what I could, our wonderful vet, Dr. Gossett, discounting her services, and Ellie’s Fund picking up the rest) to make Buster’s surgery a reality. We couldn’t wait for Buster to come home that night after surgery.
Here we are, three months later and he’s running around, wrestling with his dog, and giving us nothing but pure love.
I cannot thank you enough for your support in helping us to have Buster back with our family. I am a true believer in Karma. I always give and help in whatever ways I can. Now I’ve been helped in a time of need, and there are no words that adequately express my appreciation.
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