Hope For Hank

Sam and Nick are two of the most selfless people I have ever known. Anyone with fur babies know that they are our children, and how devastating it is to have them not well. Medical bills add up extremely quickly, and anything helps to relieve the financial strain that comes with a sick pet.

As some of you may already know, their eldest fur baby Hank is currently in the hospital. This has been an emotional rollercoaster for them during the past few days.

They noticed Hank wasn’t his normal self a couple of days ago. He is a cat that jumps as soon as you go to get his food, follows you everywhere, sleeps in his parents bed every night; and is never far from their side.

He wasn’t eating or drinking, and was doing a lot of gagging and hacking. It was heartbreaking to watch. They thought maybe he had a fur ball he couldn’t get up, but he kept running away and hiding, and they feared the worst. 

Hank started drooling and foaming from the mouth, convulsing, and hiding so he couldn’t be found. He wouldn’t let anyone near him. Immediately, Hank was rushed to the vet where he had blood work and xrays. They couldn’t give anyone a definitive answer, and wanted a radiologist look at his scans. It’s a terrifying feeling to have to leave your pet over night, but they knew he was getting the help he needed. 

The next morning, Hank was rushed to the Emergency Animal Hospital where he has been ever since. All of Hanks organs started shutting down due to dehydration, and they found something on his heart. He is in immense pain, but the vets are doing everything they can. Hank will now have to have an exploratory surgery to find out what is going on, and Sam and Nick are doing everything they can to help him. 

Anyone that knows Hank, knows he is the most friendly, snuggly, sweetest boy with such a huge personality. He can turn even the most apprehensive animal person into a softie. With Nick being away with work, Hank is always at Sam’s side to keep her company. He is the best big brother to Ebby and Hugo, and he lights up every room he’s in with his charming personality and antics. At the young age of 3, he has so much love to give and life left to explore. 

This GoFundMe is set up to help both Sam and Nick get through this extremely tough time. The financial stress of having a sick pet can be huge, and any dollar will help. Between blood work, scans, tests, having IV fluids, and now surgery, the costs are creeping up to over $9000. They are prepared to do whatever it takes to help Hank, but any help is greatly appreciated. Whether it be $1 or $10, or even your well wishes, Sam and Nick are two of the most deserving people and are forever thankful. 

  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Krista Holden 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • robyn reynolds 
    • $25 
    • 37 mos
  • Janis Campbell  
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
  • Sarah Humphries 
    • $20 
    • 37 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Nicole Davis 
St. John's, NL
Sam Butler 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more