It's been a year since I launched this campaign. I went on hiatus & decided to do more research & spend time with Rescues, fosters, Adoption agencies, pet sitters, Vets & hospitals to make certain this is my Calling...& NOW I'm READY to implement my journey, as I originally wrote...
I've been wanting to write this for '5' years - but felt my story wouldn't be read. But the more I heard about horrific stories of dogs & animals being abused...I was compelled to write it finally & hope it will be read.
I had a 12 pound tumor removed & died & was brought back to life with '6' units of blood, which is pretty much your Total blood composition which is 8 uts. Before that, I had '5' hernias and 2 years ago had a hand injury from a slum-lord who wouldn't service an exposed electrical socket & when moving a microwave, fell onto my thumb. It blew up like a mini-globe (around my finger) & when I went to the hospital a 3rd time - the Dr. said if I hadn't come in then, that my finger would have burst open, gone into my bloodstream to my heart & I would have been dead. My 2nd brush with death! Then I almost had '2' near fatal accidents with two different 4 X 4 vehicles. After pulling over to compose myself after the 2nd incident, I realized I was put on this Earth for a reason. And that purpose, is to open up an Animal Haven in the Poconos, (PA) to provide shelter, Caring, rehabilitation, Adoption, fostering & protection for Abused, unwanted, even animals separated from their families & loved ones after Natural disasters (like hurricanes, tornadoes & fires) until they're reunited with their families. Reasons why I share my near death experiences, is to say "Tomorrow is NOT Promised to Any of US". & I would like to start my Mission in life & complete my purpose with You...& your much needed Help.
Their Story: ~ My '4-legged' children ~
I tell people when they ask me my name…it's 'D' for dogs because I have '3' that are my children. If they smile, I say their names are 'Kibbles, Bits & Pieces’ & they're All Malteses!! & that's their Real names! & if they laugh...I continue saying ~ I have an 8 1/2 pounder now 10 lbs named 'Bits', a 4 1/2 pounder named 'Pieces'....'Bits & Pieces' & they're both Malteses & we just added 'Kibbles' to the batch! Then I say, "she had '1' puppy - one puppy Only thru C-section, so they're a Real family...husband, wife & son & they Know It!" (sounds better when I say it in person :)
So, one day when I went to work & came back to find, we had a puff-back due to the landlord not servicing the furnace & my 'Gang'/KBP were exposed to smoke & sut for '10' hours & as a result, have lung problems for life. So I had to find shelter for them & resorted to my father's 100 year old house that had mice. We migrated to 'one' room for 3 yrs. & became bonded. At that point, is when I started hearing horrific stories about Pit Bulls & other breeds & their abuse.
I NEED Your HELP
I've wanted to write my story on GoFundMe ever since I shared my story of opening up an Animal Haven with a woman on line at the DMV. She told me about this fund-raiser, but I waited almost 5 yrs to write it because again, I feared my story wouldn't be read. But the more I heard stories of Pits being tortured, I was compelled to write it. In turn, I heard stories of:
- a Pit being thrown from a 5th floor rooftop in Brooklyn NY
- a puppy being kicked profusely in an elevator, caught on surveillance camera in a housing complex, which caused me to call the detective on the case, to find out why they took so long to report it on the News. I was told this incident happened over a month before - to find out they just caught the culprit the next day...& he didn't even live in the complex!
- another Pit Bull that was tossed out a window from a moving car
- then another Pit's limb was severed off
- then heard numerous stories of dogs & cats being housed for months in DEPLORABLE conditions, being starved & sleeping in their own urine & feces.
Then until recently, I heard of:
- a dog chained to a tree in a park by a River & was found by a jogger who saw the dog the night before, left to die unattended. She returned the next day to find the dog still there & she rescued him/her
- then that same week - another dog was put in a cage, tied to a post in the water & when the tide would have risen, the dog would have 'drowned'
- then, I heard of a Dachshund (frankfurter dog) who was severely beaten, abused & starved to 'skin & bones' by its owner in Bayshore, NY
- then finally, I met 2 Chihuahuas who were related, were found tied to a pole abandoned...who knows what abuse they were subjected to?
This has to STOP!!!
I know I can't STOP cruelty & harm to animals by Myself ~ but I can HELP some & let it be known that I have shelter & protection for '4-legged people' who are ABUSED & in NEED of a home, food, caring ~&~ LUV!
Would You Help Me ~ HELP the HELPLESS?
I want to Open an Animal Haven in the Lake Wallenpaupack region of the Poconos & need funding, contributions or donations for their caring, rehabilitating, food & housing for the animals & staff. I thought I could generate funds of my own, but haven't been able to since acquiring certain ailments, which is why I shared 'my story' with You. I have since acquired 4 out of 5 herniated disc, but this won't STOP Me...making me more determined to start my Legacy. I have a staff willing & waiting to move & settle in with me in the Poconos. I even have a 'cat' lady/woman waiting for '3+' years to work with me. Rain or snow, freezing or hot - she's in her car every morning at 6 AM to go feed strays & unwanted cats.
I died once already & almost two more times. Shared my story with you & what my Purpose is here on earth. I procrastinated LONG Enough. Why the Poconos?..because of the vast land out there & ample amount of room for my '4-legged friends' to have the Freedom they never had or felt before, to breathe Fresh air & romp around like children at play, till they recuperate & find homes...& the cost of living is much more reasonable to afford their care. But I just need some HELP...& would like to match the funds I raise.
~~~~~& for the Fortunate, Well-established & Financially stable folks out there....if you ever wanted to contribute to helping unfortunate animals/'4-legged people' & NEVER DID...I hope I enlightened you to a cause to Help them, because once we GO & leave the face of this Earth ~ We LEAVE with NOTHING! So why not, please help the needs of those who you might have wanted to Help, but never did. Anything is better than nothing & would Help my cause tremendously!~~~~~
It took me almost '5' years to share my story with you. I deeply appreciate & 'Thank You' so very Much! for reading my story & donating with confidence & Belief in ME..& on behalf of 'Bits' who passed away, since writing my story :( (middle picture below).
And the reason why I share pictures of my 'four-legged children’ is to show you, even though we've experienced challenges - if I can maintain their beauty & are going on 16 years old...can you IMAGINE what I'd do with an Animal Haven?...& how they'll be treated ~ like Humanoids & be Loved!
We will be caring & saving our '4-legged friends' from all localities & bringing them to 'Relief with Luv' in the Poconos.
****& One last Note...Please don't be swayed or influenced by fraudulent stories in the public eye, to deter you from Helping our 'four-legged' friends****
Mercy, goodness, charity, compassion, Sympathy, Pity
interest, sympathize...& I Hope you've experienced My PASSION!
For it is Giving....that We Receive ~ St. Francis of Assisi
God Put Dogs on EARTH to HELP Us Do GOOD ~ # DO a Good DEED...please
- Cheryl Auterson
- Sabrina Torres
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