All Better Pets as many of you know helps pets in their 11th hour. All of the pets we care for have no one to care for them due to various circumstances. While we make every attempt to keep pets with the people that love them, many simply do not want the stress of a pet that could have a long recovery.
We generally do not ask for assistance for pets that are living in a home. However, there are some circumstances that we feel reaching out for help is the right thing to do.
Honey Pot came through the ER today. Her uterus was infected and her owner thought euthanasia was the only option. She was surrendered and taken immediately to surgery. Honey Pot is recovering this evening.
We learned this evening more about the family's situation and are asking for some assistance for them. Regardless of funds, AVC will get Honey Pot home, but would you consider helping us defray the cost? Below is the letter we received.
I am emailing you asking for any possible assistance you can give.
My Wife and children took our dog (Honey Pot) to the Manchester location. After being seen it was determined that she needed surgery.
Currently I am deployed with the Army and away from my family. We have had Honey Pot for over 11 years. My children grew up with, and love Honey Pot more than you can imagine, and I know Honey Pot loves them. Honey Pot also has another companion Dog named Radar that already misses here more than anything. Since I have been deployed there has been a myriad of bad events that has made this a specifically hard for my wife to deal with. Since I have been gone there have been many issues with the Army pay system which resulted in me not getting for a long time and still hasn’t been resolved. We have been attempting to make ends meet and can’t do much more than that. My wife also just learned that I may be unable to see her or my children for another year because of our mission and the changes that have happened with it. The bottom line is we just couldn’t pay to get this done and cannot afford to be more in debt.
I completely understand your policy and appreciate the fact that you are able to complete the surgery and give Honey Pot up for adoption so that she can live.
I can assure you there is no other house or family Honey Pot would want to be in except our home, and with my family. My children and wife are going through an enormously tough time with me being gone. My wife is doing the best job she can to make ends meet but it is very difficult being a stay at home mother with no help what so ever. Honey Pot is one of the best things that happened to our family. She loves our kids and us, and we all love her.
I am not attempting to justify our actions or my work. We made the choice to accept this life with the understanding I would be deployed. But I am hoping that there is some way, or maybe some sort of grant that would cover this surgery so that at least while I am gone my wife and children at least have the comfort of having their Honey Pot there for them while I am away.
I can promise you if there is a way for your organization to help us in this time of need you will have a huge impact not only on Honey Pot, but also my wife, and children.They have done nothing but cry since they left her. I would be forever in your debt.
I understand that your organization has policies. And it is what it is. But I would ask that you at least consider helping us out so she can be in the home she belongs to.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message.
If there is anything you can do to help get Honey Pot back to her home with her family I would make a difference that I could not ever explain.
LT Tom Hossfeld
3-197 Field Artillery Regiment