Earlier this year, two couples launched a matching campaign to help raise money to give homeless cats, dogs and small critters needed medical care. The LaBries and Bonavias challenged our community by matching every donation made to the Sherman Medical Fund, up to $50,000.
Over $25,000 has since been donated. Once matched, that means $50,000 for surgeries, sterilizations and infection treatments. It is halfway through and this fund has already helped hundreds of animals. Animals like Cranberry:
Cranberry is an adorable and clumsy dog who injured her hip when she slipped on the ice. She was able to get surgery through the Sherman Medical Fund thanks to this amazing community. Without these funds, Cranberry’s future was uncertain. Who would adopt him knowing that he had to immediately find more than $1,500?
The best news is that she came out of the operation well and was adopted! Her adopter says:
“Cranberry is doing very well… She moves very well and moves faster on three legs than she has ever done on four… She is a cuddly bug as always and spends most of the day on the couch with us. I am very happy to have had it. She is so perfect for our family.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to help, your donation is still much needed (the total cost of medical care for shelter animals is estimated at $122,000 this year), and matching funds are waiting for you! Your donation is doubled and will go only towards veterinary care and necessary medical supplies.
Please donate today at PopeHumane.org (choose Sherman Medical Fund) or send a check with “Sherman” on the memo line to: PMHS, PO Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. For more information, contact Chrys at [email protected] or 594-2200.
Wish List: If you’re shopping, we’re seriously short of paper towels, bleach, 13-gallon trash bags and Dawn dish soap, and gift certificates for local businesses. Thank you for caring and helping homeless animals!
From the office of Chrys deLorimier, director of development for the Pope Memorial Humane Society.
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