Get the Gibson Family Back Together

Our good friend, Karen Gibson (and her furbabies, Dory and Molly), has fallen on hard times the past couple months. Back in December, she was unfortunately evicted from her apartment (with a cruddy 24 hours notice) due to a new neighbor complaining that her dog, Molly, barked. She stayed with her dogs in a hotel for a few days until she was able to get them into boarding at their usual daycare place.

She's been able to stay with friends, but hasn't been able to keep Dory and Molly with her anywhere, so they've been boarded at daycare.

A couple weeks ago she got a new FT job, with great benefits... things were starting to look up! Not for long, though, as on 1/31, the boarding place gave Karen 24 hours notice to come get Dory and Molly. They said they were going to fill up with dogs whose owners could pay full-price instead of the reduced rate that they were giving to her. We networked all day trying to find foster for them but had no luck.

Another unfortunate act happened the next morning: Karen wound up in the hospital. She'd had some recent health issues (yes, amidst all the other things the past couple months) but thought they'd been worked out. Unfortunately, with all the stress over the past day or two, her BP shot up, she passed out and was taken to the ER. After testing in the morning and early afternoon, she was then admitted to Vanderbilt. And of course, she's not been at her new job long enough for her benefits to kick in. 

Her friends she was staying with thankfully took Dory and Molly to Red Rover to hang out. Now all of this is costing more money, and we're trying extremely hard to help her out... she's going to have new medical bills and still needs help with Dory and Molly to stay safe somewhere with hopes that she will not have to give them up. They're her babies and all of us pet lovers completely understand.

So, basically, Karen needs help... and we think and hope there are enough of us who care about her who can help her out. While money is only part of the problem, it's a significant problem and anything that anyone can help with would be wonderful and we'll be eternally grateful!! Please, let's help them be able to stay together. <3
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 52 mos
  • Mary Creger 
    • $50 
    • 52 mos
  • Emily Kalscheuer 
    • $100 
    • 52 mos
  • G Lishus 
    • $25 
    • 52 mos
  • Jill Garinger 
    • $20 
    • 52 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Mueller 
Columbia, MO
Karen Gibson