WATKINS' WISH: "Do Unto Others"


Watkins' Wish is to pay it forward and raise money to cover outstanding veterinary bills totaling $2,112.77 for TWENTY-THREE (23) animals, including two amputees, a blind kitten, kittens saved from a home fire, an abandoned dog with an embedded harness that had to be surgically removed, (and more) being helped by the very people who saved his life - The Humane Society of Buchanan County, a 501c3 non-profit ogranization. This outstanding bill is NOT for Watkins! His bill has been paid in full. This is to help other animals in need.

 Now an official ambassador for this Humane Society in Grundy, Virginia, Watkins fought hard on his lengthy journey to health, including multiple surgeries, after being found near dead by the group.

Dr. Catherine Rasnake and her compassionate staff at Appalachian Animal Health Center work with the Humane Society of Buchanan County by extending generous discounts and letting them run a tab in order to help unclaimed stray and abandoned animals as well as those assigned to their Humane Society through the court system when owners are deceased, hospitalized or incarcerated and won't be returning to their pets.

The itemized invoice for these animals is currently 37 pages long, and the calls to help others in distress keep coming in. Raising this amount of money in their economically impoverished coal mining community is a struggle at no fault of the animals.

 Watkins' Wish is to start 2018 with a vet bill marked "PAID IN FULL!" so his friends at the Humane Society of Buchanan County can continue their mission to help others in need. In the event we are fortunate enough to raise funds in excess of our goal, we will earmark the additional donations to help those next in line!

Watkins hopes you will share our fundraising campaign with your friends. Your donation may qualify for charitable contribution as allowed by tax law. 

"Dr. Watkins" appreciates your help and thanks you in advance for "doing unto others" and making his wish come true!
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    • $50 
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Susan Buckman 
Webster, NY
Humane Society of Buchanan County 
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