Just Paw It Forward
March 30 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet
I’m trying to help The Good Dogma Company get the word out about their Just Paw It Forward campaign.
The inspiration behind this initiative started with a recent encounter my dog, Kensy, and I had at PetSmart. I stopped to buy dog food, nothing unusual there, but when I was checking out there was a visibly distraught older woman talking to the cashier. She was holding her cat, explaining to the clerk that she had taken him to Banfield Pet Hospital located within the store to get checked because he was sick. Unfortunately, the woman only had a few dollars and Banfield (not owned by PetSmart) refused to look at the cat. While walking back to my car the woman was standing in the parking lot in tears, she didn’t know what to do.
It was heartbreaking to see someone with their beloved sick pet not being able to afford treatment. I looked at Kensy and the thought of not being able to afford to get him necessary medical care in case of an emergency was unbearable to think about. I started talking to woman and she told me she was on disability and only had $8 to her name, that her cat was in distress and she was afraid he would die. I told her about my vet down the road and let her know she should stop there and they may be able to help her out. When I got home I called my vet and let them know what just transpired, and that if the woman stopped by with her cat to call me and I would cover the bill. I didn’t have a lot of money, but I knew I could pay to get the cat examined. I could never live with myself if I did nothing.
Shortly thereafter I got a call from the vet’s office to confirm I would pay for treatment. I couldn’t afford x-rays but I told them I would cover the examination and meds. After the cat was taken care of the vet’s office called back to take care of the bill. The woman of the phone told me..CLICK TO READ MORE
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