Well… I’ve got a good news/bad news situation.
Good news: My father wants to keep Studly. He and Studs have been getting along like a house on fire. This would alleviate the Boy/Studly/Vinnie fight club with which we’ve been having to deal. The only thing with this “transfer” from the Oklahoma bunch to the Texas bunch… we need to get him neutered ASAP.
Bad news: We still don’t have electricity. Our electrician got sick while working on the house this weekend, and hasn’t been able to come back out. We stayed last night with a friend, and another friend has put us up in a hotel for the evening. However we had to board the four chihuahuas at our vet.
I hate having to board the four chihuahuas. :(
What this all boils down to is that we *really* need your assistance right now.
We have paid out $282 to get the AC fixed. The main breaker will be $500. The well will be $3750 for a new well pump and wiring to the house if needed. If we don’t have to have new wiring it will be less. Because the water heater was also one of the circuits that fried during the power surge, and the tank that we have is a dinosaur that has been in place for an incredibly long time, we suspect that we may need to have it replaced as well. We have not yet gotten the quote back from our plumber on this repair, but we anticipate that it will add another $500 to the tab.
Sum total for the repairs necessary to keep the Sanctuary safe and functional: $5032
This does not include the incidentals that go with not having reliable electricity, such as single serve dog food tins for the 4 Chi’s because we can’t reliably store an open can of dog food, ice, bottled water, food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration, and trips to the laundromat.
We have to pay for the boarding for the 4 chihuahuas, for at least 1 if not 2 nights. (I’m HOPING not 2 nights.)
Last but not least we also have to pay for Studly’s neuter, ASAP, and getting his rabies shots re-done. (This will be done through the vet in Amarillo, once we have gotten enough donations.)
The Humans are busting our tails getting the repairs covered, but it is tapping us completely out. We have 0 left beyond the absolute basics (utilities, mortgage, car payment/insurance, fuel, and ramen noodles and bean soup for the humans). This means that your donations are the literally the ONLY funds we have to cover the boarding, the necessary neuter, any veterinary expenses that arise, and dog food.
You can help by sharing our posts. You can commission or purchase original artwork via Etsy, donate through Fundrazr, via paypal to email@example.com, directly to Prague Vet for the boarding at 405-567-2219 (care of Elisabeth Stanley’s account), or you can donate dog food through our dog food drive. Any action you take will help us at this point!