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 Rainy Day News

From Ellie's Friends:video, ellie's rainy day fund helpsBuster the cat

There's great stuff going on! 

We're so excited with so much going on!  We're now helping several animals a month, through our amazing partner vets and with the specialists and the emergency department at Medvet.  Please check out the stories below and support our vets by buying raffle tickets, donating in a practice's name, and sharing on Facebook about their caring work.  Thank them for supporting this effort so that more animals can be helped. Then come find our booth on June 4 at SICSA's Lift Your Leg.  We'd love to say hello! 
PS-We heard many of you haven't seen our new video.  Check it out!  -Juli

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Love Stories:  Families We Are Helping

Rowdy has a "sixth sense" he uses to protect his dad, so he is critical to his family's well-being.   
rowdy,cat in dad's armsMy name is Rowdy; I’m about 4 years old.  I was born to feral parents, and my human mom and dad rescued me as a kitten. I had a terrible eye infection, and they helped me beat the infection. Although I’ve lost some vision in one eye, I still have another and that’s pretty good.

After a few years I had a huge problem; I couldn’t pee!  Mom and dad rushed me to the hospital. The doctor said I needed “re-plumbed.” So later on a great doctor fixed me. At least, he tried. I kept having problems. Mom and dad said the surgery failed, although it’s very, very rare for that to happen.  One day I was really struggling and crying in pain, again. Mom and dad took me to MedVet in Moraine, Ohio. Everyone was really nice to me. Especially that sweet woman-that cradled me and kept me from being scared.

Well, I needed another surgery. Mom and dad were really upset, and they called my grandma to the hospital. They said that they only had a little money left and couldn’t afford the surgery. They said they had spent thousands trying to make me better. It was said that I would not survive without the surgery, and that I may have to go to sleep.  That is when Dr. Levin told us that Ellie's Rainy Day Fund could help with the bills!  Mom and dad cried. I was so glad because I love my family very much, and I still have important work to do with them.
You see, my dad has had 5 back surgeries and he has extensive nerve damage. Sometimes he falls, and it’s bad when he does. But I have a gift. I can tell that he’s about to fall and I warn him. I’m not sure how I do it, but I can tell. So before he falls I run up and start meowing at him, frantically. The first few times he fell anyway. But then he finally figured out that cat knows best and started listening to me. It’s rare that he falls anymore as I warn him! When he’s hurting and in pain, I stay with him. Purrs can fix anything.
So, I guess the next question is where do I go from here? Mom and dad said I have special talents. So I will be working with various agencies with my mom and dad as a therapy pet! I will go to nursing homes and hospitals, and visit with people and make them feel better. I’m pretty sure it’s what I’m meant to do.  -Rowdy

"We can't thank you enough. Your program is so unique;  we've never heard of anything like this before.  Without you we would've lost our boy." -Rowdy's family

In the Miami Valley:

Here's your chance to support our amazing vets at Alpha Veterinary Clinic while possibly picking up a basketful of goodies for your pooch!
alpha vets, dog goodies raffle basketOur partner Alpha Veterinary Clinic, will be selling raffle tickets for a basket that contains $75 in "vet recommended" toys, treats and books until mid-June. Tickets are $2 apiece, or 3 for $5.  What a great opportunity to help others while taking a chance at pampering your pooch! Thank you to the Alpha veterinarians who generously put together this basket!  Thanks also to all the wonderful clients at Alpha who are supporting this venture.  Now, how about YOU? Beavercreek is only a short drive away!  Or you can purchase chances on June 4th at Lift Your Leg (see below).

Cat lovers stay tuned...we hear that basket is coming next!

Thank you, Alpha Veterinary Clinic!  Together we are helping even more pets to stay with their people!

 Congratulations!!        dog, cat high five Lynn Vogel and Mark Koch! They were the winners of last month's raffle at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinics.  They have each received a $50 gift certificate for use at the Bigger Road facilities.   A big thank you to everybody that donated during their "April Showers Bring May Flowers" fundraiser.  They raised over a thousand dollars for Ellie's Rainy Day Fund which they will use to help pet owners in need cover emergency care expenses for their pets.

  lift your leg logo, 2016            Come visit us!!

We are excited to announce that we will be in Vendor Village on June 4 from 7:00am-12:30pm at Centerville High School for SICSA's 2016 Lift Your Leg walk/run/dog party.
We can't wait to meet you and to thank you in person for being the amazing animal lovers that you are!
PS. We will come bearing "goodies" so be sure to check us out!!


Paws To Ponder:  

                       "Animals know that the ultimate point of life is to enjoy it! " 

                                           -Samuel Butler

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