Get Moriarty Home
Organized by: Patti Hynes
We have reached our first milestone of $500! This is enough to travel across the U.S. and pick Moriarty up, now let's try to raise another $500 to get back to Washington!
My name is Patti, and my litte friend here is, Moriarty! (Nicknamed Morty for short). The two of us have recently been separated by a move (NY to WA) and as more time passes, the more stressed out I am getting. My original plan was to drive back to NY to get him with my sister, who I moved in with, after being in WA and working for a month. However, unforseen circumstances have caused me not to be able to go get him. My sister's husband suddenly became severely abusive and we were uprooted from our home, and business. We lost all of our possessions, and were homeless. Luckily, my sister and her 5 kids found refuge in a shelter, and I was blessed enough to have a friend take me in because the shelter was unable to. Moriarty and I are very close, and I have been told by my friend taking care of him that he now wakes up every morning with a big black beard and is angry most of the time. This is very unlike him, and it's making me increasingly more and more worried. I don't want to lose my best friend in the whole world and I really want to get to him soon. I have started to have nightmares about him getting sick and passing away without me being there. It is really taking a toll on me to be this far away from him, and I can't imagine that he feels good about it either. I am trying to save my money to get him back as well. However, the money I had saved has been being used for new clothing, food, and toiletries as well as paying for storage for the rest of my belongings back in NY. My savings have been completely depleted now and I still haven't been able to find work regardless of applying to numerous places and posting my resume online.
Moriarty is a sweet, two year old bearded dragon, who loves to cuddle! His favorite food is super meal worms, and he likes to dance to the song Tootsie Roll! He is full of energic, fun, life when he is with me. We have an incredible bond, and it is killing me to be so far from him for so long. Please help me get back my baby. I had planned to just ship him to Washington, but it seems like that is very dangerous. I have been contacted by multiple people, including someone who works in the shipping industry telling me that reptiles wind up dead after shipments all the time. This is no longer an option for me because the risk is too high. Unfortunately, my plan now is to move back home. I don't have any money for a plane ticket, so I am asking for your help. Not only will I be reunited with my baby, but also I will have home security, and maybe be able to start my business back up.
If you're able to, any type of donation would help. I am also open to recieveing advice, such as job searching tips.
Also feel free to contact me if you have any more questions about Moriarty, or my situation. Please feel free to share this link with your friends, and don't forget, any thing helps. Thank you in advance, Moriarty and I are forever thankful.