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Save Garden of Love Pet Cemetery

$2,625 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 19 months
Created September 28, 2017

Hi,

Tragically our German Shepherd Rex was called home after a valiant fight with lymphoma the funeral home took Rex to the cemetery where we met a very sweet 92 yr old and her son they gave us time to say our final I love you and to hold told him for a moment longer. When the time came I stood there in disbelief and the owner came over to me and hugged me while I cried they showed extrodinary compassion in the rain and cold for my family. Over the last years they are not able to do as much understandably and it shows we must uncover and locate graves that have sunk, replace broken stones and crosses, remove branches and trim trees, countless loads of debris will need to be removed with dump fees per load . The unsightly trailer must be removed and lighting for the new enterance sign must be replaced and countless stones need to be reset. I secured the assistance of a landscaper from KY, to begin the long stressful, and back breaking, work to get this cemetary back on its feet and a place where I am proud for our family members to rest. He loves animals and understands why this is such an important place and what it means to bring it back to life. The owners bought the land in 41 stared the cemetery in 74 with such love for animals it brought them closer to the community to I think it should continue to be a place where love and compassion for animals is shown. 

I do not have the slightest idea where to begin this process and when I told the Landscaper that he suggested since this is going to be a significant cost upfront as well as continued monthly maintenece that I start this page to assist with the equiptment required, fuel, labor, lights, signs, etc. I went to get him lunch at Panera because he likes that place and it would be better for him in ths heat I sat next to two amazing women who I told this story to and they agreed we should tell people this story and if people donate even  a dollar that will be such a significant help. We left this part for the end because I was not sure about telling it for fear of anti police sentiment and worrying about destruction but it should be told. In the pictures you see a huge stone that is severly sunk that is the resting place of a hero named KING he is a police officer for the city of Clarksville TN, he was savagely murdered in 1978 just before his fourth birthday you can see him on the officer down page. I contacted the SGT. and asked if the FOP would cover the cost of resetting KING's stone but so far he has not had much luck either and this stone is almost 4x4 it is massive and only a proffessional can do the work needed which will be a significant cost which I will pay because hell will freeze over before we let our HERO's stone sit that way.  It took us two hours to dig the stone out it was almost completely covered. We were not prepared to assume these costs our Rex's headstone is not even here yet and anyone with critical and terminal pets knows how fast and how big  and how relentless the bills are but this work must be done.  We realize how tight money gets so we appreciate everyone who read this and looked at the pictures and if you say a huge prayer for us that would be the greatest gift imaginable. If anyone would like to donate thank you in advance as we progress we will show you pictures I want this to be a part of a community of people near and far who love animals. If my police department, and my 911 operators,  are reading this WE LOVE YOU! 

Thank you have a good day and hug the furry kids from us.

Traci & Dillin Cool

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Hi. I hope you had a nice Easter. I was at the cemetery it didn't look good at all. I heard ms. devers sadly was put into a home that is so sad she was full of life. I do hope she is doing ok. I wish he the very best no matter what I guess I will always have a fondness for her. I guess her son is taking over maintenance of cemetery. Flowers have been run over there are chunks everywhere.

The 4 crosses by the drive we replaced 3x well there is damage again. The grave that had the punk bowls that were shattered we replaced added a light, stuffed animals, now the lights gone, 2 animals gone, 1 bowl gone, I found the feeder a few feet away. The lady who has the white picket fence with the white cross toward back of cemetery put up last year sides ofthe fence were knocked down I don't know if it was broken I didn't have time to put it together. I will go back and try worst case ill bungee it. The cross looked bent some. So please go check on your pets and make sure everything is ok. If course if I see something wrong and I can fix it I will or ill get my husband to try but I urge people to go regularly. I know what ur loved ones places look like I pay attention. I care very much about that cemetery even still after all that happened. I love all the pets there I know their names I given names to some I talk to them. This place is personal to me I can't help it I just can't. My doctor has 3 pets here I think I located them. .
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Jill McAfee I honestly do not know what's wrong with people. We are so disgusted. Today we put Rex's headstone here at the house so there he is with no stone because we're worried it'll get damaged. I hope that the police will put more effort into knocking on doors and realize how important this is to everyone and treated the same as they would treat someone any human Cemetery.
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SO ALL THE POLICE REPORTS, MEDIA COVERAGE, AND THEY ARE AT IT AGAIN. THIS TIME THEY RUINED THE SPOTLIGHT AT FOOT OF MY REX'S GRAVE AND THEY FLAT OUT STOLE THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE POLICE MONUMENT THAT WAS LIT IN POLICE BLUE FOR KING DONATED BY HOME DEPO OF CLARKSVILLE! REMEMBER THE 2 PINK DOG BOWL SMASHED AND THE STUFFED ANIMALS WELL I REPLACED THE FEEDER, BOWLS, AND 3 NEW STUFFED ANIMALS IN PINK AND THEY SMASHED THE BOWL AND TOOK STUFFED ANIMALS AND I PUT A NEW SOLAR LIGHT THEY BROKE IT OUT OF GROUND, IM PISSED! REALLY PISSED! SO IF U KNOW WHO IS DOING IT I SUGGEST YOU TELL THEM THIS
IF YOU DAMAGE ANYTHING ELSE I WILL FORGET MY PRINCIPALS! I AM GIVING YOU A LAST AND FINAL WARNING!

VERY PISSED OFF FED UP PET PARENT!
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Raised by 18 people in 19 months
Created September 28, 2017
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