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Help, Love and Care for our Senior Citizens' Pets

Organized by: Paul Krieger

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THE STORY:

I was in Walmart the other day, and I ran into a sweet older lady, who was buying four (4) small bags of dog food. I help load them into her shopping cart. I asked what kind of dogs she had. She replied she only had one (1), and it was a mutt. But she spoke with such love.

I asked why the four (4) bags. She said she couldn't lift a large bag. So the four (4) small bags were easier. I told her I would happily lift the larger bag into her cart, then carry it to her car, load it; and if she gave me her address, I would come over and unload it.

She was so sweet, and happy, I was glad to do it.

I followed her to her home, it was at a trail park on the south side of town. As I pulled in, I was struck by home run down the place was. The lawn was uncut, the deck was in need of paint, and some simple repairs. The screen door was ripped, and hanging loose.

As I carried the dog food into the house, I was met by a very clean, neat, and well ordered home. From the back bedroom came running the sweetest German Shepard. She was a daring, Friendly, a true joy.

But I noticed some fleas as I pet the great dog. I mentioned them to my host. She blushed, and turned away, saying she wasn't able to buy any kind of flea medication.

As it turned out, she had to decide between food for herself, food for her furry friend, her own medication, and vet bills for the only reason she had to get up in the morning.

In my position at work, I speak with a lot of pet owners. Those who are seniors citizens, are the ones in need. Because of the current condition of the world, they must make a choice to care for themselves, or for what in most cases is their only friend.

I ended up taking the dog to my vet, who gave her a clean bill of health. While at the vet, I spoke with the doctor. He said he sees this all the time. Most of the time, it ends badly. The pet dies, or is taken away, which leads to depression in the pet owner.

I have received commitments from my vet, and from several pet stores who said, if I can raise the money, they will match dollar for dollar, as well as provide food, medical care, even toys.

So I'm asking: if you have a pet, you understand the love they give, without asking for anything in return. Help me care for the ones we can help.

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