Many of you may know Russell Belcher as the longest reigning bartender at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead, or as the English lad that hates making hot teas, or as the gentleman that will greet you with “happy days!”. But whether or not you know Russell personally or just by meeting, you will never know the difference because he treats everyone with kindness and always strikes up conversation. Russell moved over many years ago from England, and along the way he had two fur kids- Nelson, and Moose. When he is not with Nelson or Moose, Russell spends his time volunteering his time at the Humane Center to play with the cats and dogs that are there. He will post pictures all over facebook, and actively try and help find homes for these animals. Russell has a huge heart for animals, and Russell needs our help! Nelson happens to be Russell’s cat. And not just any cat, Russell found him, and took him in off the streets! Nelson just went in a week ago for his routine checkup and vaccinations. Nelson didn’t seem right after he got his shots. Nelson went home, and became very lethargic, wouldn’t move, would not eat, and seemed ill. Russell took him to the animal hospital once he noticed a pattern where they kept him to run tests and such. Come to find out Nelson was diabetic, and those shots really affected him! The doctors at the animal hospital said that he should have never received those shots in the first place, and ended up putting Nelson on an IV drip for a week. Russell is ecstatic to have brought Nelson home just 2 days ago, but says he is still very tired, and just not his usual self. It is safe to say Nelson is going to recover well, but unfortunately has a huge diet and medicine adjustment that will come with his homecoming. The diet and medicine he is now on is very expensive as well as the hospital and vet bill has left him with a $5000.00 bill. Russell is a huge animal lover, and just an all around great guy! If you can donate anything to contribute to Nelsons recovery, and medical bills it would make the world of a difference to Russell, and Nelson. Thanks in advance!!
- Kylie & Ashley