Josephbc69 has been a part of FOTM‘s family since this blog’s very beginning. Regular FOTM readers are familiar with his gentle, civil presence and observant comments.
Joseph, our brother in Christ, needs our help.
He needs to raise $2,250 to pay for an overdue bill for his beloved dog, Dakota. The veterinarian is Dr. Laurie Clarke of Garry Oak Veterinary Hospital in Sidney, British Columbia.
I suggested that Joseph consider Go-Fund Me, which was used by Steven Broiles, another member of our FOTM family, when he found himself in financial straits, behind on his rent payment.
Here’s Joseph’s Go-Fund Me appeal:
Dakota turned 8 years old on August 30th, and had 8 molars & other teeth to be extracted under anesthetic, etc. At the time my small home improvement [business] was doing well, so I told his vet, Dr Lori, that I could make bi-weekly payments.
But a few weeks after that, for too many reasons to go into here, my crew’s personal problems became my problem, and in turn became Dakota’s when I ran out of all savings & income beyond the basics.
As I approach 74 [years old next] February, I never imagined I’d have the problems I’m having, but I’m NOT complaining: it’s sad that Dakota has to suffer as a consequence.
Dr Lori agreed, and went ahead ‘on trust’.
The procedures were successful, but I’m not able to pay down the remainder of his bill. I no longer have credit cards, only debit & cash, not yet in bankruptcy. This is my only attempt to source funds outside of my friends [all my adult children are working stiffs], and it was suggested by an Internet friend.
Today we got a notice from Dr Lori that in 14 days she’ll turn over our account to a bill collector, which is truly tragic. She’s been AMAZING for both Teddy [deceased] and now Dakota, as it will steal 50% of what she earned.
For those of you w/doubts. google or cluuz ‘joseph e fasciani’ and see what comes up.
THANK ALL OF YOU!Help spread the word!
Please help our brother in need, no matter how modest your donation. Even $1 or $5 helps.
To Joseph and other pet-lovers:
Don’t wait until your dog or cat develops dental/gum problems. By then, it’s too late, making costly dental surgery (extraction) the only solution, not to mention the terrible trauma surgery inflicts on your pet. BRUSH YOUR CAT OR DOG’S TEETH!
Thank you, and God bless you,