For Gatzby

I’m fundraising in support of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month! Join me in raising funds to make a difference for animals in need. Your donation will help support the ASPCA’s life-saving services for millions of animals nationwide.  This morning (June 2nd) as I was driving to class I noticed a young cat standing at the side of the road looking like she was going to cross. I looked in my rear view mirror as she darted across the road, there were no cars near her. However, when I looked a second time, I saw she was laying on the ground, visibly injured. I turned around, ran across the same road she had been hit on, wrapped her in my sweatshirt when I saw she was still alive and drove her to Edgebrook Animal Hospital. Unfortunately, she didn't make it. She died in my lap before I even got her to the hospital. Her name was Gatzby. I chose to name her because I didn't want her to be "The cat" and for the last 10 minutes of her life, she was my cat. If she survived, she would have a home and a familiy.  Although this Gatzby was a stray, I wanted to do something to help prevent the loss of cat anymore cat lives as possible after losing her today. So when I learned it was ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, I thought, "Well, why not!?" Every cat deserves a happy home. The ASPCA is very important to me and I appreciate your help as we fight to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life. Please support my fundraiser by making a gift today. Thank you! 

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Personal campaign progress

$ 130.00 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 100.00
Suggested Donation
$25.00

Recent Donors

Name Amount
Joanne $20.00
Peter Brevett $50.00
Your Twin $25.00
Robert M. Noel $25.00
Anonymous $10.00

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  • Joanne

    $ 20.0006 / 28 / 2016

    The story about Gatzby - the stray cat hit by a car that you gave kindness to just before he passed - truly moved me. I think there's a lot of us who have done the same - I think these cats find us and we then do something to save other cat lives. Thank you for your efforts to help spare other innocent cats from a sad ending. They deserve to feel love, to have a name, and to be live a safe and happy life.

  • Your Twin

    $ 25.0006 / 5 / 2016

    You have got a huge heart Mare!