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I made this fundraising page to make it easier for people who wish to make a donate for Ziggy & Zoey's healthcare.

Dear Friends & Family,

For those of you who do not already know, on Wednesday September 14th Patrick and I rescued two dogs from Nashville, TN. I first saw their picture on Facebook with a caption explaining that they were homeless and going to be put down if they weren’t adopted within a few days. (Nashville’s “no kill shelters” were full.) On a Monday we found out that they needed us. We shopped for them on Tuesday evening and spent 11 hours roundtrip the next day to pick up our new pups. While we’d talked about someday getting a dog to join our family, this adoption happened a bit unexpectedly. But equally unexpected was our instance on needing to save them - and then how quickly we would fall in love with these new additions to our lives. Mom Zoey, is approximately two years-old; her son, Ziggy is 13 weeks.

While I felt confident taking on this responsibility and budgeting for the daily living essentials, I didn’t expect the very substantial health issues that came up within a day of bringing them home. (I probably should mention that I told Patrick I would cover the dogs' expenses until he got a new job.) Within two days of having the dogs, we had to make an emergency trip to the vet and are now facing bills over $1,000. In addition to being malnourished and having intestinal worms, we found out that Zoey also has heartworms. This means she will need at least $1,000 more treatment, beyond what we’ve already done, to rid her heart of the parasites.

We’re of course trying to be optimistic, but I don’t realistically know how I am going to cover all of these unforeseen costs to keep our puppies well. One of my classmates and friends suggested I start a fundraiser - and here you go, my note to you!

If there is anything at all you could contribute to keeping our puppies well - we’d be so deeply grateful. As everyone knows, a little bit of help can often go a long way. Any small amount, in addition to well wishes, would be greatly appreciated.


Patrick, Karissa, Ziggy & Zoey

PS Thank you to those who have already offered help, donated toys and provided moral support in this process. A special shout out goes to my parents, Patrick, Grace Mattie & Megan Lindstrom! :) With their help, $440+ will help cover Ziggy & Zoey's vet bills.
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