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Plea from Peanut & Trouble

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Raised by 78 people in 22 months
Hi, my name is Peanut.  I’m a sassy little tiger who was adopted with my brother, Trouble, from the Humane Society four years ago by our human Mama Susann.  We were little, and really scared at first, but Mama Susann, her brother Frank, and their mama did everything they could to make us feel safe and comfortable.  Our Mama Susann is a really good artist.  She wants to draw us, but we would rather play than sit still for stuffs like that.

But then Mama Susann’s mother got sick and had to go to the hospital in the middle of the night.  When she came back a week later, the vet lady who came to check on her said she had survived something called a thyroid storm.  That was how they found out our human Grandma has an irregular heartbeat.  Mama Susann and her brother did all they could to take care of us and human Grandma.  But human Grandma fell and had to leave our home.  She now lives in another place that’s far away from our home.

Mama Susann and her brother Frank are sad, but they let Trouble and me know they still love us and work harder.  It’s not enough though.  Frank has to file for something called bankruptcy.  We are losing our home now.  Mama Susann and Brother Frank are gone for long hours.

Brother Frank works far away, and while Mama Susann drives, her brother doesn’t.  So she would drive him to work and have to stay there until his work time was over, then drive him home again.  But Mama Susann has problems going out in public.  She gets scared and will panic, so she stays in her car.  Trouble and I come to her rescue when she would come home.  We greet her at the door with meows and purrs, letting her know how much we love her...  and want food.  We cuddle with her to let her know that even though we are young and still small, we will look after her the way she looks after us.  Trouble and I catch the mice that try to sneak into the house, and I beat Trouble to the long moving string that I found in the dining room.  I still don’t know why Mama got rid of  it outside, I thought she would like it.

Last winter, Mama Susann and Brother Frank almost didn’t come home.  Their car broke down, but they managed to get help to change the broken wheel and get home before the other wheel broke.  But Brother Frank lost his job because the car was broken and he couldn’t get to work.  We were all scared, but we made it through the winter.

Still no job for Brother Frank.  Mama Susann cries more often.  She’s scared, but doesn’t want us to see.  She tries to act brave, but we know when she hugs us that something is wrong.  She and Brother Frank are putting everything into boxes.  We want to play in the boxes, but they say no.  They let us climb and sleep on them instead.  Then new people come over and are moving our things.  Big scary trucks take our things away.  Mama Susann and Brother Frank come home tired and bruised from moving everything so fast.  Then Trouble and I are packed into our carriers and put in the car.  We don’t like car rides, they scare us.  We cry from the back seat, and Mama Susann and Brother Frank tell us it will be ok.  We stay in a small room for a few nights.  Trouble and I are scared and hide under the beds while Mama Susann and Brother Frank figure out what to do.  Another long road trip.  Another small room.  They have to take us with them when they go out now so nobody will hurt us or let us out of the little room while they are gone.  Mama Susann cries because she knows we’re scared.  She cuddles Trouble and I before putting us into our carriers, telling us how sorry she is and that she loves us so very much.  She says she wants us all to go home, but we no longer have one.  We love our Mama Susann and Brother Frank, we know they are trying their best for us.

So please, if you can, please help our Mama and her Brother.  They have been through so much.  Trouble and I are trying our best to keep them calm and to make them smile when they need it the most.  

We just need the funds to help to find a home for all of us, and a job for Brother Frank as soon as possible, because they are running out of money. It will run out as of next week and then we will be living out of our car.  We are all afraid of that. 

Thank you all for listening to my plea.  Many purrs to you.

Peanut
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This is the very last update, as I am deactivating the campaign. If it were possible to do so, we'd give a big hug to everyone who donated and showed support by sharing our campaign and story.

We are safe (safer) and sound in our new home and are slowly adjusting to the new situation.

Thank you all so very much for all you have done for us. Cuddles and purrs from Peanut & Trouble and warm hugs from Sue & I. Again, thank you and God bless you all.
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Hi everyone, I just wanted to give you a final update. We are finally out of the tent and barn, and in a nice apartment. Sue is currently suffering the effects of a stomach bug. Peanut and Trouble are enjoying the more open space and being able to look outside.

We hit a snag with the last donation, and just now getting the paperwork together. So we must now close down the campaign to prevent further complications.

From all of us here, especially Peanut & Trouble, we'd like to say thank you all for your help and support. We couldn't have done it without you.

Thank you so much, and God bless you all.
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As of January, Sue went through a hysterectomy, which led to a number of health concerns, as we're still in the tent and barn. I was sent for an MRI to see if there were any signs of strokes, but it came up negative.

We're still having a hard time trying to get a place to move to. Our case manager from Catholic Charities sent a number of links from Craigslist to look into. They all turned out to be scams. Two from the same individual.

Then I received a letter...

A subsidized apartment complex in Oswego has a 2 br. available! We went, looked it over, and talked with the landlord. We signed the last of the paperwork on Thursday. Now trying to get - at least - out stuff in the barn moved into the apartment before the next drop into the single digits.

The bad news is that on last Monday, I slipped and fell on the ice, bruised my ribs, and while doing minor activities (bending down to pick up some trash off the floor) discovered that my ribs were fractured. Day before the signing, went to St Joe's on Syracuse NY, got checked out, and sent home.

Some stuff has been taken over, but we could use a bit more help. No more funds will be accepted, but anyone willing to come out to help would be welcome. The main move is slated for Tuesday, even if you bring out a single car load, we would be grateful. Going to try starting around 8am, and see how many trips we can get in.

In closing, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you whom donated, gave advice and support. It really means a lot to all of us here.

Our next venture will be a decent vehicle.

Again, thank you all so much, and God bless you.
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Hello, we are still in the tent, in a barn, in Fulton, NY. We're trying to get help, but it would take everything we have away from us.

In order to get immediate assistance, we'd have to get rid of this GoFundMe account. It's this account keeping our important papers and possessions in storage. It's this account that is allowing us to stay in touch with all of you. Now the cost of help is to lose all of it? Sorry, we don't see it that way.

What we have in storage are bare necessities of clothes, bedding, and books. Some furniture and hobby supplies. And some personal items we'd like to keep.

It's not a huge amount, but we'd prefer to keep them, if for nothing more than sentimental reasons.

I hope you will help us. We need to raise at least $200 before the 15th of August. If not, then we'll need to ask for local volunteers to help us collect our possessions from storage and transfer the lot to the barn with us.

If things go the way it did when we were moving our things to storage, it will take about three weeks maximum.

So unless someone out there has a place we can rent for around $600/ month, in Oswego county, utilities included, cats accepted, we will need help raising the $200 or enough volunteers to move our possessions from storage to the barn with us.

Thank you for all your support.

God bless.

Francis Snyder
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