My name is Danielle, I have been happily married for fifteen years and we have a daughter who is 14. I have loved animals my whole life and when I was a child all I ever wanted to be was a Veterinarian. I started rescuing kittens in 2006, it was the best decision I ever made. Though I have struggled at times with my health (I was born without a thyroid and have high blood sugar), I do my best to stay positive. Rescuing kittens has its challenges, especially since I rescue out of my house; I do not have much room so I am unable to take in as many as others. However, I am ok with this for the time being, rescuing a few kittens at a time allows me to focus on their needs and lowers the cost of veterinary care and other basic needs. However, one day I do hope to own more property so that I can rescue more but for the time being I am content with rescuing a few at a time. I rely heavily on donations for spay/neuter and vaccination costs which is a big reason why I need a fundrasier. I am not asking for much, however, a few dollars from a couple hundred people will help tremendously. I know that there are a lot of rescues out there, so the choices of who to help can be overwhelming but please remember us when you are donating. I rescue because I love animals and I know that you love animals to, otherwise you would not be reading this right now.
I created "Hope for a cause" to not only help with donations but to also explain why I chose this name and why I do what I do.
I rescued my first newborn kittens in 2013, because it was my first time taking care of bottle babies without the help of the mother cat, I was a little overwhelmed and unsure of how to keep them warm and how much to feed. I was able to research everything I needed to know on the internet, Unfortunately one of the kittens didn't make it. I was very sad that one of the kittens had died so I knew that I had to do everything I could to save the one that was left. I used a 10 gallon aquarium and a heat lamp to keep the kitten warm. After a few days I knew that it was working and that made me very happy, I ended up calling her Hope. Because her sibling was no longer with her I felt that this may effect her progress so I put a plush multicolored catipillar next to Hope so that she would not feel lonely. Of course I became attached to her, so we ended up keeping her and she is one of the sweetest cats ever. She even carries that plush catipillar around the house wherever she goes.
This story is just one of the reasons why I do what I do and Why I need your help to continue doing what I love.
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