SpayMart’s Felicity Fund provides financial support for pet owners facing veterinary crises without the ability to pay. The fund is maintained via donations and grants, and SpayMart reviews applications for assistance, providing support according to need. The Felicity Fund helps keep pets in homes and out of shelters and helps families care for their pets despite challenging circumstances.
Spaymart’s Felicity Fund was founded when a little brow tabby stray (whom we later named Felicity because she was struck by a car on Felicity St.) was terribly injured and in need of immediate medical care. When news of her plight hit Facebook, a generous donor stepped up and covered all her expenses. Felicity was later adopted by Spaymart co-founder, Pam Casey, and lived to be almost 17-years-old. The donor encouraged us to start a fund to enable homeless animals, as well as those animals belonging to financially challenged families, to access veterinary care in times of a medical crisis.
The fund has saved countless animal lives and will continue to do so as long as resources are available. As co-founder of this organization, I have the opportunity to experience and get to know these families on a very personal level. It allows me to feel their pain of desperation and helplessness when money simply isn’t there to save their beloved pet. It also gives me the opportunity of sharing their joy and gratefulness when funding is available and that precious family member is treated and restored to their home. We are sharing some of these amazing stories with you throughout the month of August so you can realize the impact the Felicity Fund has on so many lives – people and animals alike. Thank you for making all things possible. – Lynn Chiche
Thanks to the Felicity Fund, Simone had a 2nd chance at life. This is her amazing story. Simone was hit by a car and left for dead. A good Samaritan was on the way to work and witnessed her getting hit. He picked her up and took her to a vet. After the bill got so high, he contacted SpayMart and asked if we could continue her rehabilitation. Her brain was swollen and she had mild seizures that had to be controlled for many weeks. She made a complete recovery at the SpayMart shelter and was adopted by Alex and Alexis.
You may remember hearing her adoption update a few weeks back. If you missed it here it is again from the family: It has been exactly one year since Simone’s (née Smokey) adoption day! I wanted to take a moment to update the Spaymart team. Our sweet baby has enriched our lives in more ways than we could have imaged! She loves can food Friday’s, sleeping in, making biscuits, snuggling at bedtime, curiously looking out our many windows, greeting us at the door, and playing with her Mylar balls. Here are a few photos of the fun we have had together during this rotation around the sun! Thank you again to Spaymart for taking care of our girl until we could bring her home and the kind Samaritan that rescued her after her car accident, we are so happy to have given her a new lease on a life filled with love (and the occasional treat)!
The Felicity Fund Helps Cats such as Jack as well! This is Jack's Story: When our family first met Jack he was a pitiful, scared, little kitten whom I had to nurse because he could not have been more than 2-weeks-old. My father’s friend delivers machinery out of town and during a delivery, his friend walked into an office with a bunch of men holding these baby kittens bottle feeding them because their mother had been killed. I have always wanted an orange and white tabby cat and that’s how I got Jack. Jack plays a huge part in our family and plays with my children along with our dogs. He was on the brink of death due to FIV along with liver and kidney failure. Our vet bill was so big we just could not afford it! As Momma, I just couldn’t do anything but cry, especially since one week prior to this we had to put down our dog. There was no way I was going to lose another family member and that’s what I told one of the vets at an emergency clinic we took jack too. Thanks to Mrs. Lynn and the Felicity Fund, she was able to help our family fix Jack and take on the burden of the vet bill that we couldn't pay. We would have had to put another family member down. What she and her facility does is amazing! It because of other donors who have donated to the Felicity Fund that families, like me, who just can’t afford such a huge vet bill, be able to do so. She saves lives she dedicates her life to doing so and I am in her debt.
Jack's story is just one of success with the Felicity Fund, but we are only able to help when funding is available. These funds tend to go fast as the Felicity Fund relies solely on donations. Please consider donating towards the Felicity Fund today so we can continue to help families in need when we can.
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