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Sara Zavala's Fundraiser:

Kaya Saved Me

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Sara Zavala via Crowdrise
September 23, 2014

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Sara Zavala

THE STORY:

Eternally grateful to Sean Casey Animal Rescue, for the amazing work that you do...  Through you, and this fund raiser, I want to help save as many fur children as humanly possible. Kaya saved me, and I want to pay it forward. Last July, Sean Casey Animal Rescue posted a picture of a big-earred buddy named Harriet. Harriet was carried outside to me, I knelt down, attempting to show her that I was there in peace. She hesitated, but still managed to crawl over, stopping where my knees met the concrete. I was afraid she couldn't walk. She was afraid of everything. I was told Harriet had most likely been kept in a very small cage for most of her seven months on this earth. Her back paws were turned out, as if her limbs were actually forming to her former conformity. Eventually, she managed to reach me, rolled over, craned her neck and licked my hand. With shaky legs, in an attempt to reach my face, Harriet moved into a sitting position. Next, I became the lucky recipient of the most gentle, genuine, lick of the face, in the history of face licks. This was definitely a soul that needed love and patience, I related and adopted my daughter on the spot. The first few weeks, anytime she was spooked by a loud noise, car, or a wind blown plastic bag, I carried her. She left me no choice, as she would simply refuse to move, frozen. Stairs were her biggest fear, she threw all her body weight down and shivered anytime we got close to them. Every day I worked with her, reassured her. Slowly, she realized I would never let anything happen to her, and she has carried me ever since. We got rid of her slave name lol, and she was renamed Kaya. Kaya now enjoys 4 mile walks, and runs in the dog park, she sprints, ears fly back, dog smile on face, running as if training for a marathon. Her feet have straightened, and her faith in humanity restored. I was at a low place when I found Kaya, but she has become my constant high.

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To This Fundraiser

$460

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Antonia Ritorto

    $15

  • Lori Questel/Donna Barone

    $20

  • Grandma

    $25

  • Grandpa

    $25

  • GodMudder Susan

    $20

  • Aunt Maryann

    $20

  • Lisa, Jayla and Jalyssa

    $10

  • Bernie DeGiacomo

    $20

  • Donna Marie

    $10

  • Susan

    $10

  • meredith & lola

    $10

  • Juliette Flores

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Inessa

    $10

  • Jalaja Joseph

    $10

  • Derek M. (from Aquavibe)

    $20

  • Kristin Finnigan

    $20

  • Carmen,Joan,Sara,Lois,Joy,Stacy

    $85

  • Norman Reedus

    $25

  • Gabby,Amelia,Ellen, SL family

    $60

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92% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $460 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Gabby,Amelia,Ellen, SL family

Gabby,Amelia,Ellen, SL family

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus

DONATION: $25

Scutch E. Pants 3 years ago

Carmen,Joan,Sara,Lois,Joy,Stacy

Carmen,Joan,Sara,Lois,Joy,Stacy

DONATION: $85

3 years ago

Kristin Finnigan

Kristin Finnigan

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Derek M. (from Aquavibe)

Derek M. (from Aquavibe)

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Jalaja Joseph

Jalaja Joseph

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Inessa

Inessa

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

The best office K9 you can meet . 3 years ago

Juliette Flores

Juliette Flores

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

meredith & lola

meredith & lola

DONATION: $10

Ruff Ruff #welovekaya 3 years ago