- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Hi fellow bees! Can you help us spread the word and make our art-raiser a success?
We’re putting together an art based fundraiser with local Pittsburgh Artists to raise funds for the medical bills of Scout, our sick little kitty. Scout was a 2.5yr old domestic short hair cat that we adopted from Ft. Riley, KS on Memorial Day 2009. He was a human lover, PTSD therapy cat, slug finder, grass eater, bird watcher, and all around good kitty. So we were heart broken to suddenly find that he had leukemia with severe anemia at an emergency trip to the vets during which he nearly died around 3 weeks back. Thanks to a blood transfusion from a cat named Scrubs, he was given a few more weeks to be pampered like a king. And he sure was pampered with fresh tuna, steamed shrimp and even some whip cream (as it could do no more harm than the cancer). We managed to give him the best 2 weeks a cat could want before he left us. But because we thought with our hearts, we’ve accumulated medical bills over 2K. With student incomes, we will be hard pressed to pay them in time so we are organizing an art based fundraiser to help us with the bills while we grieve the loss of an amazing cat. We don’t want to beg for financial help but want to offer art for whatever help may come our way. So far through gifts and with our tiny nest egg, we have around half of the cost of the bills which gives us hope that the art-raiser will get us closer to breaking even. And by being inspired by Operation Layla, we’ve decided to try a blog based auction of art that will run from today until Saturday night.
All the information about Scout, his tragic visit and the Art-raiser auction can be found at http://artraiser4scout.blogspot.com/.
If you would be able to help us spread the word to help us have a sucessful art-raiser, that would be ever so wonderful and we would be eternally grateful. If we raise more than Scout’s medical bills, anything we raise over the cost of them is being split between the ASPCA and the Animal Rescue League (a local pittsburgh shelter).
Thank you so much,