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Angel Fund

2017-04-26

We believe animals are given to us by God to respect; love and care for. For us, our animals have become the children we didn’t have together.   Our first 4 legged child was Sam I, a rescue terrier mix from the humane society. We have no idea how old he was or his background. We took him in and he took us o ver. For over 6 years he was our baby and our boss. He needed a great deal of medical care during the last two years of his life, but we were able to keep him happy and have a good quality of life with meds and excellent vet care. 

A few months after Sam I chose us I was given a kitten by our grandsons. We named him Frank. He and Sam I became good friends and wrestling buddies. I believe saying goodbye to Sam I was as hard on Frank as it was for us.

Six months later we got Sam II and Shiloh, litter mates. They filled the hole in our hearts left by the loss of Sam I. Frank became a great leader, but the pups became our bosses. They quickly knew Pat was a soft touch at dinner time and “dad” soon learned they preferred rib-eye to hamburger. 

We lost our beautiful sassy girl Shiloh is 2013 to kidney failure. We were able to keep her comfortable for many months with meds and treatments and excellent vet care.

 We lost our handsome, sweet boy 2016 to cancer even though we tried to keep him alive, again with meds, treatments, surgery and again excellent vet care.

Frankie misses them too, although at 18 years old he tends to want to sleep a lot.

We are grateful for tender veterinary care we’ve received at Interstate. Everyone has extended their talents, advice & emotional support to us for over twelve years and, soon we will be adding two new members to our family for Frank to show who’d the boss.

In honor of these gifts, those four-legged angels, we happily contribute to the Angel Fund in order to help those less able financially to care for their angels.

                                                                                                              -Gretchen