There are not enough words my fiance and I could use to adequately thank you for the assistance you gave us when we found out our 7-year-old cat, Hemingway, was diagnosed with high grade hemangiosarcoma in his rear left leg. Thanks to your support, Hemingway had a successful amputation and is now undergoing chemotherapy with a bright future ahead of him.
Hemingway is such a special part of our family. I adopted him in Saranac Lake, NY when it became clear to me that my dog -- Patrick, who I also adopted after he was rescued from two separate abusive homes -- needed a constant but calm companion.
The shelter was having trouble getting a kitten named Squiggles adopted because he had extra toes and a crooked tail. He and I fell in love right away, I renamed him Hemingway for his extra toes, and he was happily accepted and raised by the dog. As a result, Hemingway is very friendly and brave; he loves when we have visitors as much as he loves a good snuggle on a quiet night at home. He even plays fetch better than Patrick does!
As a teacher who has been forced to work part-time, who is engaged to a self-employed artist and entrepreneur, your support and sponsorship in Hemingway's time of need was very much needed. Without the help from your foundation, I don't think Hemingway would be alive today. We are so very grateful to you and we -- our whole family, human and animal alike -- send you our deepest thanks.