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The JuneBug Memorial Fund is dedicated to helping needy families meet the financial demands of veterinary bills for emergency vet visits.

The famous wildlife photographer Roger Caras once said, "dogs are not our whole life, but they make our life whole." Junebug was not just a dog, but she become an extension of our family and she undoubtedly made our lives whole.

Junebug came to us in June 2009 and was befittingly named Junebug, and commonly referred to as lovebug, because she showered her family, friends and even strangers with an overwhelming amount of hugs and kisses. Junebug was an active lover of life, who enjoyed running, sunbathing and most of all, playing with her favorite boy.

But on August 14, 2011, Junebug became ill with a severe, critical condition. June was diagnosed with a very rare condition where her intestines became trapped in something called "adhesions." This led to the blood supply to the intestine being cut off and an inability for any food to get through her intestines." In an emergency exploratory surgery, the vet had to remove 2 feet of dead intestines. Junebug spent 10 days in emergency care. On August 27, 2011, Junebug passed away.

Junebug's family was not only devastated by this loss, but they were hit hard with the high veterinary bills, which would amount to thousands.

During these difficult financial times, many families have been forced to give up their beloved family pets due to the insurmountable costs for pet care. No family should have to make such a decision. And Junebug's family did not want to give up!

First, we want to thank all of the generous donors who donated to our original "Save Junebug" fundraiser. All of the support and prayers during this difficult time gave us the positive hope that was needed in our Save Junebug campaign.

And now we hope an even bigger cause: we not only want to meet our initial fundraising goal in the Save Junebug campaign, but we also want to create "The JuneBug Memorial Foundation," which will provide financial support to families with sick pets. This foundation will not just support lower income families, but even middle class Americans who also struggle with every day finances.

Please help us to keep the lives whole of thousands of families across the U.S.
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