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This fundraiser ended on 11/23/12

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The family and friends of Dana Tellier are helping her raise money to help pay for unexpected surgery for Jingles, her beloved family cat.

Jingles. Jingle Bell. My beautiful cat. Not just a cat, a member of our family for 5 years. My best friend adopted Jingles from the Human Society when he was 8 weeks old. She gave him to me as a Christmas present, hence the name. The best present I ever got. Jingles is a great hunter and loves to leave us little "gifts" on our doorstep every morning. One evening, in the middle of the night he must have spotted something across the street. According to a witness he was hit by a car twice and no one stopped! The witness stopped and tried to find Jingles in the woods by our house. Jingles just kept running from him. The witness went to our door and my son-in-law answered the door. The next thing I know I was awoke by my daughter in the middle of the night saying Jingles was hit by a car. I thought the worst. When I saw Jingles he was bleeding from the mouth and obviously in shock. I wasn't about to let him die. We took him to our vet which fortunately is open 24 hours for emergencies. Unfortunately it costs $160 just to bring him in! That didn't matter to me, but I knew to save him it was just the beginning of expenses. Just how much I didn't know, but I knew if there was anyway he could be saved I would do it. So after x-rays and exams they determined he would be all right. The bad news is he had to have his right hind leg amputated because it was shattered and his jaw wired because it was broken. He spent nearly a week in the hospital for observation and to make sure he was eating ok before he left. Some people said I should have put him to sleep because after all he's "only a cat" and that's the only thing to do to avoid the cost. But I couldn't do that. Jingles in not "just a cat", he is a member of our family and has a lot a life left in him. The vet says that animals adjust just fine with 3 legs. They are not like humans who tend to feel sorry for themselves and attach emotions to it. They adapt quickly. So Jingles, thank God is going to be just fine. This couldn't have happened at a worst time though. I recently lost my job 2 weeks ago and acquiring this medical expense hurts. I am asking for donations to help ease the burden of this unexpected but worthy expense. This is just the hospital expense. I still have to follow up two more times for follow ups and suture removal. Anything you can give to help would be immensely appreciated. Thank you.

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