on going

Money will be used to help with expenses (food, vetting, medicine,insurance) of caring for the boys and their sister until such time as I can get back on my feet. 


Okay, as much as I hate doing this, I have been left no choice. Some of you may know whats been going on, but a lot of you do not. I lost my job in November, and have been trying to maintain this house on about $800.00 a month (after moms health and life health insurance and auto. deductions are taken out, which only covers a small insurance policy on her and car insurance, I will be dropping the boys insurance as I can not afford it right now). Of course, this can not be done. I am about to loose my car, in danger of loosing the house and have been turned into every possible creditor there is. Which, as far as the creditors go, is no big deal. I am presently fighting for my unemployment, but have not been given a decision as of yet. Today was the hearing for it, Will not know anything for at least a week, then checks will not be released until after the appeal time runs out on the decision, and I will only get the checks if the decision is in my favor. Which puts me in an extreme bind.

I have been resisting this as this is not the way I was raised. I have run out of options. Soon I may be looking at separating The Boys and Cinnamon in order for them to be taken care of. Believe me when I say, this is the LAST thing I ever wanted to do as I am sure it will involve them being separated. I love my Boys and Cinny, and never want to see them hurt by my actions. Right now, I have been forced to get food from the Pet Ministries, which to feed this bunch, is about 6 bags for a little over a month.My intentions where to set up an auction for them so that there was money to provide for them while I continue looking for a job, however, at this point, time is of the essence and not all the things for the auction are ready.I have enough dog food to last for the month, but with the situation of the car and house, I honestly can not say that I will be able to get a place that will rent to me with the whole gang.

And anyone who wants to criticize or ridicule, I ask that you dont, as I am very close to a breaking point right now.

Honestly, the Boys and Cinny have not had their required shots nor have health issues been attended to. Brutus is on meds that I will not be able to get for him this month due to lack of money. Their well being, and that of my mother, who is 90 yrs old, need to far outway my pride or my emotions at this point. I am not worried about me, as I can survive on very little, but the rest can not.

Therefore, as much as I hate to do this, I really need HELP!

I have looked into bankruptcy, but the court will not approve unless I have money to sustain us coming in and right now, I do not. If I file total bankruptcy, I loose the house and the roof over our heads. I am caught in a catch 22, and it feels as though there is no escape.

 I am out of options, and believe me, Ive always been taught to stand on my own 2 feet, no matter what, but I have faultered and I have no answers......

Mom needs meds, we need a roof over our heads, and if Im going to find work, I need reliable transportation.The Boys and Cinnamon need to eat and be taken care of, Brutus needs meds, and as Spock said, The needs of the many, far outweigh the needs of the few or the one.

Therefore, I am going to have to open up a chip in. All money will be accounted for, and accurate records and displayed for you to see. Believe me when I say, this is the last thing I ever wanted to have to do. I will provide the link, and I understand that everyone is in a bad economic situation and its okay if you cant contribute, I above anyone else, understand that at this time. Thank you for listening.....


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Lori Sferro 
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