Australia Or Bust
Organized by: C. Cherry
Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Lucy. I am an Australian Cattle Dog. I have four sisters. Two of my sisters are human, one is a dog (Alfie, who is really a boy who acts like a girl) and the other is a vile, disgusting cat (Nutmeg. Insert low growl with disdain). My dad is a soldier in the United States Army and he is getting stationed in Australia (happy dance since that is my Mother Land). Unfortunately, Australia has a very strict quarantine policy because they do not have any incidents of rabies on the entire island. It will cost our mom and dad at least $15,000.00 to bring us with them when they move. This will include all the transportation, veterinary and quarantine fees required by the Austalian Department of Agriculture. Please check it all out at http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs to see what I am woofing about. The Army doesn't pay for any of this. And leaving us behind isn't an option since we have been a part of their pack for almost ten years. We were their first kids. We were all three rescues. I was rescued from a county run shelter in Clarksville, Tennessee. Alfie was rescued from up a holler in Ohio. And "the cat" was living on the streets of St. Louis when she found my mom. We have seen several other four-legged rescues come and go into our pack over the years and my mom and dad have found them forever homes. They do things for lots of causes in their church, community and the kid's schools. They seem to always want to do something to ease someone else's burden and to just be there if someone needs them. They have given myself, Alfie, and Nutmeg (insert another low growl with disdain) a top shelf life with the best medical plan we could ask for. Just this past year Alfie was successfully treated for thyroid cancer and Meg found herself having to have part of her tail removed (who knows what that crazy cat got herself into). Even as a dog, I know this is a first world problem. I know there are a lot of causes out there that are more important. I hope that you consider supporting those causes. But, just maybe, you will throw my pack a bone or two after you think about it. I promise to send everyone that helps us get to Australia a letter with pictures of my family and me once we get there. Please help to keep this military pack together. G'day, Mate! Lucy, the Australian Cattle Dog.