Preserve the White Tailed Squirrel
Since, we recieved a single large donation, we would still like to accept donations from the rest of campus. Further donations will go towards a ceremony for the squirrel sometime in May, a more intricate taxidermy job, and potentially a casing in which the squirrel would reside.
If you can't spare the money, at least share this GoFundMe with your friends and family to raise awareness for our cause.
**End of update**
Monday, March 20th 2017, was a terrible day for the University of Houston Campus. On this day, news spread that the beloved white-nosed and white-tailed squirrel that graced our campus had passed away. For years, this beautiful squirrel improved campus morale and positively impacted students with its snowy tail . Over time, the squirrel became a legend, and students were delighted when they spotted it, hoping for good luck before a midterm.
The thought of future coogs not being able to see this salacious squirrel has weighed heavy on the hearts of all students. In order to share the elegance of the white squirrel, we ask that you donate money to help us preserve it's legacy. We have made inquries to local taxidermists, and a quote we feel comfortable with asks for $550 to stuff the squirrel by the end of this semester. We want the work finished by May, so our students can recieve closure from this heart-aching loss.
The taxidermist who will be preserving the squirrel will be Taxidermy The Best. The base price is $375, but we asked for a rushed order that will ensure the squirrel is done in before finals and graduation. The rushed order increased the price to $475. After tax, this comes out to around $515.
We aren't sure where the white tailed squirrel will live after being preserved, but we'll figure that out somewhere further down the road.
We strongly encourage you to donate what you can to this cause. The money raised will go towards ensuring future students will get to experience the wonderful white-tailed squirrel just like we have.
We have exceeded our fundraising goal! Today, we took our beloved squirrel to the taxidermist's office, so we've officially initiated the process for her to be remembered forever. Additional funds will go towards our memorial ceremony that will be hosted when she is finished. This ceremony will be a celebration of her life, and the memories UofH student's have with her. At the ceremony we hope to have bagpipes, food for everyone in attendance, candles, and other items to celebrate her life. I encourage you to donate, so that this event can be as memorable as possible.
Kevin, This campaign is being run by a well-regarded member of our campus community. Robert Comer is known for addressing campus issues in a humorous way, most recognizably as the presidential candidate for the VoteForMeme party. He's a respected resident advisor and member of the honors college. Your offense at an innocent, lighthearted campaign to preserve a campus icon is more indicative of your prejudices that already existed about our university than any actual "snowflakishness" that exists at our school.
Robert, I believe as adults we are all responsible for the choices we make with our own money that we earn ourselves. I respect that you and others may find this something not as worthy or a "hoax" to donate to...but leave that up to those who donate and what they want to do with their money. I don't believe the need to start making accusations and name calling ("snowflakes") is appropriate or necessary either. Congratulations to your son on his achievement, have a good one, and as always go coogs!
Robert, call it what it is. The majority of the money raised will go in to your pockets, as one single donation gave you the money needed to pull off this idiotic hoax of yours. I'm embarrassed, for the first time, that my son will be attending UH next year. I have gone from happy about his getting accepted to disturbed that snowflakes like you are a part of this school. Enjoy that money.
Kevin whats the difference between this, and the deer and fish that your friends, family and self have mounted on the wall? There is not a difference. Don't be a troll just because the students want to remember something beloved on campus. The money left over after the cost to have him stuffed will be used to have a service for the students who want to remember the dead icon. As a college student who has been in charge of several clubs, I can tell you even an event for 15 people can cost several hundred dollars to host at a school when you include rental of equipment and the food and drinks. This is for an entire school which means it could cost a lot of money to have the memorial services.
RIP White tailed squirrel. Bless ya'll for loving this squirrel and making it part of your campus.
**Kevin, not Robert