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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Another Statistic. No, this time its too close to home

There is a town south of tucson. Very poor and colorful characters live there. Its a dumping ground for people who abandon their companion cats and dogs. There is a woman who has worked with us to S/N the abandoned cats in her yard. She is devoted to these cats and feeds them and watches out for them.

Last year her husband developed pancreatic cancer and died. We found out yesterday she is going to loose her house and has been using her food stamps to buy cat food for her companion indoor cats. her beloved dog is having serious health problems and she doesnt have money to take him to a vet. These animals have helped her get thru her hard times.

Our group has been supplying her with food for the ferals but didnt know she didnt have money for her indoor animals. We are going to try to raise money to help her dog go to the vet and help her with food for her indoor cats.

Its just plain wrong when the elderly fall on hard times like this with no recourse. Medical bills bankrupt so many families. Please keep this woman in your prayers and thoughts. We are going to have to try to move her colony of cats because once she is gone they dont have a prayer to be looked after in this community. Her name is Arlene.
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Re: Another Statistic. No, this time its too close to home

What a good soul she is and such a heartbreaking thing to hear
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Re: Another Statistic. No, this time its too close to home

That's so sad. Arlene is in my prayers, and I pray that all of the cats get care. Knowing that you are involved, Merry, I know that you will do all that you can.




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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-04-2009, 07:38 PM
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Re: Another Statistic. No, this time its too close to home

So sad. Somehow it's even more heartbreaking when something like this happens to elderly due to medical bills.
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I will keep her in my prayers, that's so sad!!

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This is so sad. Arlene is added to my prayers.

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Re: Another Statistic. No, this time its too close to home

It breaks my heart to hear things like this. I don't understand how people could do this to anyone. Is it possible to contact the ASPCA or SPCA to see if they may be able to help? I know the ASPCA has a no-kill policy and maybe they would be able to help you with getting health care for the sick dog? You could also try contacting some local shelters to see if they can help care for the cats or with the ill dog.

I wish I could do something Both her and her companions will be in my thoughts.
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That is heartbreaking. Sending positive thoughts her way.
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