I am writing to thank you for the financial assistance in treating my dog, Montana, for her lymphoma.  I really cannot put into words how grateful I am for the help.  I adopted Montana almost seven years ago from a shelter in Georgia, during my last year of law school, and she has been the best little dog I could have asked for since. 

My fiancé was killed in a car accident almost three years ago now, and without Montana there to hug and fall asleep with every night, I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through that difficult time.  She has always been so in tune with me, even not eating until I was able to eat again.  In fact, she's the reason I did get up every day to take her for a walk and the reason I made myself eat, and I needed that reason at the time. And to this day she remains my greatest comfort and such an important part of my life. 

Montana is a unique little pup, and has always been extremely mellow, but always so loving and affectionate too. She has charmed her way into the hearts of many and is even responsible for some other shelter dog adoptions by a few friends. 

When I found out that Montana had cancer, the thought of losing her was devastating.  Unfortunately, working in public interest as a prosecutor in Manhattan has made the financial strains of Montana's treatment very tough.  I also realized the insurance policy I had for her since I'd adopted her was virtually worthless. I don’t at all regret my decision to put her treatment on credit cards, but with some bad reactions to some of the drugs and a few overnight hospital stays in the ICU with quite a bit of extra testing and medication, the already heavy burden of the expense of the treatment became even more so.  The funding from you all has helped more than I can say. Prosecuting the "bad guys" on a daily basis can get a bit depressing and foundations like yours remind me of all of the good and kindness in the world, and it really is inspiring.  

Montana has been in remission since early on and now that we have figured out the right doses/medications she is doing really well. She means the world to me, so thank you so much with helping me get her through this and letting her live a longer and happier life.