Animal Rescue Efforts

$2,519 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 25 months
I live in rural Texas, and therefore, like others living in rural areas, I'm the target for people who dump their unwanted cats or dogs. Seeing animals suffer in so many different ways is a difficult thing to see. I've seen some animals so emaciated from being "lost" or dumped, they couldn't eat food at first. I've seen stray animals be killed on the roads, because they were trying to eat some piece of the previous animal that was killed. I've seen kittens walk into traffic out in the middle of nowhere on some of the country roads of Texas. When a cat or dog comes by my place because they smell water or something they think could be food, I found myself unwilling to turn them away. But the expenses of food and vet bills are difficult on my budget.

I'm currently caring for 16 animals after many months of failed attempts to find whatever previous owner might have existed. I expect more will find their way here, although, I know other rural residents have this happen, too.

Finally, I will not foster any indifference and cruelty to these animals that others sometimes suggest or practice. And as long as I can, I will not ignore their needs. My hope is that one day someone will become their family. Until then, I am their family and this is my GoFundMe effort to help with food and vet bills.
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It's cold, but I've got some type of warm solution for as many of the animals as possible. However, I'm looking for a heating pad which has NO automatic shutoff switch. This is for nighttime to add some heat to animal bedding. Anyone know?
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For anyone who has pets, HEB Grocery Stores in my area are offering the equivalent of a 33% off in-store coupon on Friskies cat food. For many who have been helpful in the past with the food costs for the rescued cats I am feeding (was 13, now 14), your dollars for food can go further right now. Please, help if you can. But, as always, even your moral support and encouragement is truly helpful.
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I wish I could do it all by myself. I took on the care and feeding of animals that others abandon. But, I am not able to do it all by myself, so once again, I ask for those of you who would like to help, please go to my GoFundMe page and donate what you can. I appreciate it and the animals are helped by all of us, together.
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My cache of Friskies cat food cans, which I bought during a fantastic discounting few weeks at HEB, is being used up. It's time to look for another great discount avenue for the cat food. So, if anyone knows of a Friskies cat food, can or dry, couponing or discount time going on at either HEB or Walmart or online, please drop me a line. I focus on Friskies because it's affordable for me and it's acceptable in quality.
So, Walmart, HEB (here in Texas) or online. PS. The discounted price I got the last time this happened, was about .37 cents/can of cat food. Currently the shelf price is .45/can for cases and .48/can. If anyone
objects to Friskies, and feels I should go with a much better quality of cat food, I'm happy to accept your purchase for the cats. I'm willing to give you my address for delivery of your cat food purchase donation.
Thank you, everyone.
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Venice Rembold
15 months ago

Bless you for your loving compassion.

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$2,519 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 25 months
Created September 28, 2016
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$25
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Jeanne Silver
3 months ago

Jodie, thank you for all you do for the animals.

KF
$25
Kristin Fredriksson
3 months ago

Spread the love Jodie

$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
VR
$25
Venice Rembold
4 months ago

Friskies wet food is what I feed my cats, they love it! Dry food I try to do Iams or Purina One.

$150
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5 months ago
Venice Rembold
15 months ago

Bless you for your loving compassion.

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