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Testimonials (several in one thread)

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To write your testimonial simply reply in this topic. There is no need to start a new topic unless you want to. :magicmoon:

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In Aug 2006, my Dalmatian boy Petey, had a urinary blockage caused by a bladder full of stones.

I was faced with a decision, come up with money for emergency surgery or humanely euthanize him.

How could I put to sleep my beloved friend, a member of my family, simply because his mommy didn't have the money for surgery?

A friend told me about IMOM.

Thanks to the efforts of the volunteers and the amazing donors here, enough funds were raised, surgery was performed and my Petey's life was saved.

Petey remains a happy healthy boy. pp_animal_568.gifpp_animal_568.gif

I will always remain grateful to this wonderful organization and it's angel donors. You gave my boy the gift of continued life. A very precious gift indeed.

Tammy & Petey

Edited by Tammy IMOM

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To put it simply, my two little Miniature Schnauzers would not be here if not for IMOM, and the angels that sponsor Tucker and Justice.

I think at this point, that Tucker has been a PIN (Pet In Need) kid longer then anyone who is in the chronic, ongoing needs forum.

Tucker is a severe epileptic. Nearly seven years ago, I applied to IMOM because the typical veterinary seizure meds were just not helping. He went into status numerous times (a true medical emergency where the seizures won't stop), and was hospitalized often. Tuck needed human seizure meds, which are incredibly expensive. There was no way Tuck could be saved without these human seizure meds, and his seizures were escalating. There was also no way I could afford the several hundred dollars a month needed for his meds. The neuro told me I would be losing Tuckie very soon, and to prepare myself.

I applied to many different organizations for help. All wrote back saying they were sorry, but they didn't help with any chronic illnesses, and especially did not help with everyday medications. Every single organization said NO. Except for one...IMOM.

IMOM's angels started helping 7 years ago, and Tuck has never gone a day without his human seizure meds.

He still has seizures often, but they are not life threatening, as each one had been before starting the life saving meds.

My Justice has been a PIN at IMOM for four years. His story is much the same as Tuck's as far as the typical verterinary meds not helping. Justice was in status-but only a couple times, becuz IMOM allowed him to become a PIN. He is a thriving little boy, because his seizures are well controlled on his human seizure medications.

Both boys would have been at Rainbow Bridge many years ago without IMOM, and the angels that sponsor them through IMOM.

Neither little guy has missed a day of their seizure meds. To keep both of them as seizure free as possible, the angels sponsor them for over $700/month.

They are BOTH happy, playful, joyful and loving little boys.

I have a couple of serious illnesses, and even my doctors see that Tuckie and Justie are what keep me going.

Without IMOM, the volunteers and the angels, these sweet precious little mini schnauzers would not be here--and how utterly sad that would be.

Due to the economy, IMOM has had to stop accepting applications for chronic and ongoing illnesses. IMOM can only help with emergencies.

It is indeed heartbreaking that there are other Tucker's and Justice's out there with chronic illnesses, that can't get the help they need. I know that Jacki and the IMOM volunteers are as heartbroken as I am with this situation.

But IMOM is doing it's best to help as many pets as possible.

If you are thinking of becoming a sponsor...please act. Please help IMOM continue doing all they can to help. Please become an angel (donor) to help the emergencies that are coming in, and a sponsor to help any PIN's who may need funding.

I want to thank with all my heart, IMOM, the volunteers, and the boys sponsors-past, present and future. You all have made, and are continuing to make, a difference in Tucker, Justice and my lives. You will never know how much each of you means to me.

Hugs,

Cindy, Tucker and Justice

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Edited by k9sign

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I was so upset when I thought Iwas going to lose Pebbles. She is part of the family. Pebbles has what is known as Rectal Prolapse. She has to have surgical tacking. I didn't know what to do. I was scared that i would have to take her to get humanely euthanized. The Vet said she had to have emergancy surgrey within 48-72 hours or she would die. Thats when i got online and started serching and found IMOM. I immediatly started sending in the papers. Lucky IMOM was able to pledge enough money to help out with the surgrey. I was so luck to have got approved and now Pebbles is currently at the vet preping for emergancy surgrey. All Thanks to IMOM. I don't what i would have done with out them.Thanks Jackie
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Hello everyone,

I cannot put into words how much IMOM has helped. The more time I spend learning about this organization the more I admire their mission. I am also really blown away by how IMOM is organized, and how creative and helpful the website is. It is a testament to how a small group of people can make a big difference. I cannot make large donations at this point in my life, but I have learned that even $5 here and there is huge. When all the IMOM angels come together, miracles happen.

About 5 weeks ago we found a stray cat (a "Little Black Kitty" as they are known here) who had been hit by a car. Her injuries were very severe, and her prognosis was very, very guarded. It is a long story but with everything else we faced, the financial situation was also prohibitive. We had the time and the desire to help Hope (the name we eventually gave her), but not the financial resources readily at hand. We could afford to make payments but found it very difficult to find a vet who would arrange to work with us.

IMOMS donation and the encouragement we received made an enormous difference. Hope is now doing very well and we are feeling more and more positive about her chances for long term recovery. I am cautious because I have become very attached, but every day is a giant leap forward. Witnessing her determination, and experiencing the trust and love that has been built between us has been one of those live changing experiences.

"We can judge a nations progress by how it treats its children and its animals". I am not sure who said this but it is so true.

Times are tough for many, many families in our country and around the world. I know what a difference a pet can make in their lives. Thank you IMOM for giving people the support they need to do the best they can for an ailing pet.

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My testimonial for IMOM is mainly directed to the veterinarians and veterinary practices who are sitting on the fence about whether you are willing to take the "leap of faith" and become one of the veterinary practices around the country agreeing to work with IMOM to Help People, Help Pets.

This is an organization you can trust! The volunteers who work as case workers will not let you down. Take the leap; join the team.

I am a working stiff, just like you. I am also a proud member of a 9 pet family, and volunteer locally with two animal rescue organizations. My local veterinarians have been wonderful and supportive.

I have been a supporter/donor to IMOM for several years and have been amazed and pleased with the devotion of this organization to the people and pets who love those people. It takes all of us working together to get the job done. And we need YOU!

In my past career life, I have probably spoken with many of you, or members of your staff, if you are old enough to remember The Upjohn Company.

Anyone who knows me, knows I don't give praise lightly. I am definitely giving it to IMOM and to their wonderful team of volunteers. Take the leap of faith. Join IMOM's team of supporting veterinarians.... you'll be glad you did.

Edited by CatPaws

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My ordeal began in the begining of Jan. I have 3 dogs Roxie, Joker and Tank. I was taking Roxie for her annual vet visit and I wanted to get her some medication because I figured she has a touch of arthritis. At the time Roxie, whom is a pure breed Rottie and use to weigh 103 pds was down to 90pds and diagnosed with advance stages of lyme disease. Ok I can deal with that. They prescribe meds for her but, I was having a hard time to get her to eat. The only thing she would eat was human food. So that is what she got. I took her back to the vet 2 weeks later Thinking I was going to get a clean bill of health well I was told they thought alot more was going on with her. They took xrays and did an ultrasound. Next thing I know she is dianosed with Pyometra and will die if she does not get surgery. I did not have the money for the surgery and my care credit was almost to it's limit because my 125 pd dog Tank is diabetic and Joker contracted uvetitis which he needed to see a specialist for. I thought I had no other choice but, to send her to god's arms. My vet put her on baytril to buy some time but, with pyometra time is not on your side. For about 2 days I searched for a solution. I came up with nothing. I finally did an internet search and the IMOM web site kept appearing. So I figured why not. This is my last resort, I need to at least try. Then it happen so fast. Next thing you know I am approved then her surgery was the next day. Then I received the best phone call, she was out of surgery and was going to survive. They removed her uterus which weighed 5 pds. I was so grateful. Words cannot express how thankful I am. IMOM was my last hope and they didn't even know me but, helped save my baby. They are all ANGLES. Once I get on my feet again I will start donating monthly because I don't what anyone to have to go through losing a pet because they don't have the money.

Thank you IMOM

Rhonda, Roxie, Tank and Joker.

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I am not only a former PIN of IMOM, I am a former volunteer. I found IMOM in 2005 when I was desperately trying to find assistance with a stray dog I witnessed get hit by a truck and left to die. Thanks to IMOM and all of IMOM's wonderful supporters/donors I was able to save and adopt my Angel. Before coming to IMOM I never knew that there was an organization like IMOM that truly cared about the animals in need. I wanted to stay apart of this amazing organization and began supporting the new PINS. After time I became a volunteer and actually witnessed what goes on behind the scenes; which gave me a greater appreciation/respect for this amazing organization called IMOM. I have since opened my own rescue and unfortunately had to stop volunteering for IMOM.

I have the up most respect for Jacki and all of the wonderful volunteers/friends/supporters and can't thank them enough for saving my Angel and all of the animals in need.

Thank you IMOM for being our furry ones Guardian Angel........

Edited by Diana C.

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Annalise...

I offered to foster Anna after she had to leave her foster with another rescue, was being fostered in TN, where she ran away. I said if you can catch her, I would like to help her. I had been following her story since seeing her posted in an urgent section on a GSD board. Amazingly, they caught her (even more amazing to me once I met her). However, she'd been shot. The vet down there just noted some swelling, but when she got here, and to my vet, the look on his face during her exam told me something else was wrong. When he took her back to see the other vet, I knew it couldn't be good. Annalise had a heart murmur.

They sent her for an ultrasound, and I started fundraising for the rescue. I got that bill covered but they couldn't figure out what was causing the murmur. Back to my vet for x-rays, still no answer, fundraising covered that. To Cornell, more fundraising, and more confusion. Her breastbone was covering the area that needed to be checked. They needed a new piece of equipment to be delivered, then they would be able to see what was going on. Estimate was anywhere up to $3,500. OH NO. For a rescue, for one dog, that was likely unadoptable...this could hurt other dogs in need.

Back to fundraising. Someone asked me if I had tried IMOM. My mom? No, IMOM. I-what? So I went home and searched and found it. I read through the forum, read about the Love Bug grant, read through the application instructions and sent my application in for that grant. I told Anna's story. Within minutes (seconds?) I got an email back from Jacki saying that this dog has suffered too much, and that they would put her in the general fundraising section where they could give more. To say I was relieved to have a partner in fundraising was an understatement. I was at the point of...not being able to do think of more to do...and under pressure to take her somewhere else, which would have been a life threatening error.

IMOM allowed Annalise to go to Cornell.

Cornell saved her life.

IMOM saved Anna's life, all the donors here, and the people who helped in the fundraising efforts elsewhere, are why Annalise fancy prances, tail held high, plays, gets petting and gives kisses, and brings joy to me each day.

You can't put a price on that, but, in real life, there is a price for the incredible surgical gymnastics that allowed her to be here, and IMOM will forever be in my heart.

Thank you all; Jacki, volunteers, donors, fellow PINS.

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Until we had to visit the vet for Greta Ruby Rose I had not heard of IMOM. It is great to learn that there is such great people out here in the world. My eyes filled with tears while reading some of the posts in the forum. It gives me hope for the world and I hope that this lovely group will be able to help my family too.

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albkblink.gif IMOM helped me to save our furry friend and family member, Zeus. My husband Tony was absoultely devistated when he got the news that his beloved Zeus was so sick that his friend would no longer be here in just a matter of two or three days. We asked for help from family members but they were in the same situation as we were. The veterinarians would have helped but they have been burned too many times by too many people. I learned about IMOM from our family veterinarian's associate and applied. IMOM understands the emotional bond between pet and owner because it is not, "pet and owner," but family member and friend.

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five.gifI WANT TO THANK THE IMOM CAMUNITY FOR ALL THE HELP AND SUPORT GIVEN FOR GEORGE AND I DONT FEEL ALONE IN ALL THIS. I THINK WITOUGHT IMOM AND OUTHER COMUNITYS LIKE THEM SO MANY PETS WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY. I TELL MYSELF WHEN I GET ON MY FEET I WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE BACK TO THE AGENCYS THAT HELP PETS IN NEED AND I IF I EVER DECIDE TO OPEN A CHARETY IT WOULD BE IN THAT CATAGORY. I ALL TO WELL KNOW HOW MUTCH HEARTBREAK IT IS TO LOOSE A PET. PETS CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES SO WE HAVE TO BE THERE VOICES....

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Two and a half years ago my Australian Shepherd Emma was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia. She was just about 6 months old. I was devastated and had know idea what I was going to do. I didnt want to euthanize this wonderful puppy. Financially I could not afford the tpo's(triple pelvic osteotomies) on both of her hips. I was determined to help her. After some searching I found IMOM. This wonderful organization made it possible for her to be a normal dog. Now she will be three at the end of this month and she can run like the wind. I owe alot to IMOM and the wonderful people who donated to her. She is a wonderful dog and I thank god everyday that she is with me. I also met alot of wonderful people along the way. Thank you so much IMOM we couldnt have come this far without you.

Love Emma and her family

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Bobby has a chance at a long, happy, pampered life....THANKS TO IMOM!!!

I adopted Bobby approximately a year ago. He is my lbk, and my heart kitty. Bobby is my companion and best friend. He comforted me when I was alone, since the majority of my family lives overseas. I had gotten Bobby along with Penny (female tabby) but she went missing on June 6th 2010. The day before, Bobby had started throwing up, not eating, and sleeping under my bed all day. I had my vet check him out and x-rays revealed an obstruction in his small intestine. We thought that with some oily foods, the obstruction would eventually move on its own. Two weeks later his condition had deteriorated drastically, and fearing the worst, I took him to the emergency room where they confirmed my Bobby would die without surgery.

At this point he was on IV fluids, and due to my lack of funds, the released him the next day and told me to consoder humane euthanasia. That's where IMOM intervened. I stayed up all night gathering every form and e-mailing IMOM and the vet. By Morning, I was given the ok to rush my boy to the ER to get his life-saving surgery. It was the scariest moment of my life as a pet-owner. Bobby was dying before my eyes, at only a year old. As I arrived at the animal hospital, they were already expecting me. IMOM had paved the way for my furbaby to be saved.

On Saturday night, June 19th 2010, I got a call form Bobby's surgeon, informing me that Bobby had pulled through. I could fully breathe again!!! My little black kitty would live!! I cannot convey the happiness that coursed through me. The net morning, his doctor called me again to tell me that Bobby was doing great, walking around, purring at everyone, and eating on his own. Bobby surprised us all in many ways, by lasting as long as he did while ill, hanging on throughout the surgery, and bouncing back with signs of a very speedy recovery.

This would not have been possible without IMOM. I urge everyone and anyone who can, to please find it in your heart to donate anything you can. I already promised Bobby that we would make donations as soon as we possibly could. IMOM works, and they care. The Volunteers, board members, and founders are interveneing angels for our furry loves, and they also need our help.

Thank you IMOMers. I am looking forward to many many nights of peaceful purrful sleep because of the wonderful gift you have givn my Bobby--His life!!

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i want to thank imom for helping me with my dog peanut i had brought him to the vet where they told me he may have an obstruction in his digestive system and could possibly die in 48 hrs without surgery they recommended me to imom and with there help he was able to have the surgery and i have my baby home with me and he is doing fine

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A few weeks ago our dog Rusty was diagnosed with Pyometra, which needed emergency surgery as soon as possible. We were so unprepared for this and financially it was going to be impossible for us to get the surgery Rusty desperately needed. We were devasted that we had come to the decision to euthanize Rusty because it was cheaper and because we didn't want her to suffer. I was pretty desperate and began searching the web for help and I came across IMOM. In that same week Rusty was diagnosed IMOM donors donated to help us save Rusty. We cannot express our appreciation and how thankful we are for IMOM. This program is amazing and so is everyone that volunteers and contributes. Rusty is home and happy thanks to IMOM and so are we. We were able to save our jolly Rusty. I know now how important it is to spay or neuter...if I would have been aware of this I would have made that a priority as a pet owner. Thank you again, and again. IMOM is a wonderful program and I will never forget what it has done for our family.

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To write your testimonial simply reply in this topic. There is no need to start a new topic unless you want to. magicmoon.gifThank GOD for IMOM we are now fundraising for Sophie, and very very soon she willl be getting surgery.

Thank God

Sophie's mom

Darlene

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I am most thankful to IMOM for the financial assistance given for our beautiful kitty Yodette. Yodette passed in 2001 after living 21 years, her last 4 were with diabetes. She was one of the Sugar Babies on the banner here at IMOM back then. Yodette lived a good life those 4 years because of IMOM. It has been 9 years since but I still remember all the compassion and caring by my caseworker, Ron and all the others here. I hope to give back either financially now or by volunteering. This is a great organization.

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Thank you IMOM for consider Cleopatra's application. You are her Guardian ANgel that we are waiting for and what will make our difference if or baby can liver longer and get the proper treatment - If she could talk Cleo would say "THANK YOU FOR EXISTING IMOM and You have saved and given hope to so many lives out there and wonderful families who love their babies and I look forward to hearing about More HAPPY ENDINGS and hope I become one of them. If not I thank you organization for still being so wonderufl to all the critters out there and you are the most committed organization my mommy & dad wrote about so we await your response and say prayers for you and all the Beautiful animals out there that you are trying so hard to help - Thank you everyone on this site for sharing testimonials and stories and God Bless and love to you all. I will be a trooper and try to stay strong in my tough time and this liver disease I was cursed for and won't let it bring me done I have a loving family and a baby sster my age too that misseds playing with me and cuddling since I got very sick." GOD BLESS & THANKS IMOM and everyone!

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When we were first told about IMOM, it all seemed to good to be true, as it usually is. They have taken such a positive approach which makes us so proud to be honored by IMOM. Thanks IMOM for allowing us to join your family. More news to come as we are still in shock we have been accepted!

Sincerely yours,

Pam Savoy

Shiloh's Mom

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I have no words to express my gratitude to IMOM for working so fast when I asked for financial aid for Hally Luna. aktion033.gif

Time is almost over, she will have surgery on Monday 3/7/11 at 7:30 because of Bladder Stones, possible obstruction. She is an adorable two years old mix terrier who has been making our life more happy. We have 31 hours to raise $730.39 for the surgery which will save her.animcndc_sm.gif

Thank you IMOM volunteers, thank you Jacki & Magic, and thank you Kyle I appreciate so much PETA told me about IMOM. God bless you all.rose.gif

Sincerely yours,

Yolanda Leon-Ruiz & Hally Luna Leon-Ruizbeagle.gif

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MIRACLE!!!!

I needed emergency help for a my bulldog who I just rescued. I drove to Indiana (from Virginia) to pick him and his sister (a pitbull) up at a shelter where they were going to be euthanised. I spent a thousand dollars on them doing so in the last several weeks (not including the usual bills) on these dogs and had no additional money for the emergency at hand. Travis ( A 2yr old, certified therapy bull dog) ate berber carpet on Saturday night. Initially, I wasnt sure which dog ate the carpet until yesterday when he threw up over ten feet of the carpeting. I rushed him to the vet Monday morning and had tests run, x-rays and had him hooked to IVs's, as he was very dehydrated. I payed for those services but then he needed emergency surgery or I would have had to put him down. The surgery, due to the obstruction was fifteen hundred dollars. I contacted IMOM and they were extremely attentive and quick with working with us. We were down to the last minute and I had to make a decision on whether to euthanize or do surgery. Because of IMOM being so prompt, the surgery was done! What a miracle!!! The vet stayed until nearly 10 p.m. last night to perform the surgery along with two assistants who were willing to stay late for Travis. He is in recovery right now! They made four incisions and took out two cups of berber carpeting which was causing the blockage. Words cannot express how grateful I am to IMOM and all of its volunteers. Thank you for saving my little man, Travis! I will post pictures during this process of recovery (as soon as I see him next). All I have currently are photos on my phone which I cannot upload. Thank you, thank you, thank you IMOM!

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I am new to imom and like all of you, I came here at a horrible time in my life and not knowing what to expect, I was cautiously hopeful. But now I am filled with hope and love, due to the volunteers here at imom. I have not been approved yet, but I have been made to feel that someone actually cares. They have responded to my situation so quickly and the responses have been not only extremely prompt, but meaningful. I actually slept last night because I knew I had finally found help. Thank you for that.

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We took him home today! I am embarrassed to say that I said Travis was a bulldog (when I was super frazzled and very upset) and he is not. He is a boxer. lol. I feel like an idiot! I guess that is what stress will do to you... Anyway... I now have pictures and u can review more from Great Neck Veteranarian Clinics facebook page (in Virginia Beach). He is doing great considering. He has a 6 inch incision on his belly with staples and stiches. He also has an additional 3 incisions on his intestines... Poor baby. We had to get him a crate today and he will need to stay in that for two weeks. He is on two medicines (one pain killer and one to coat his stomach). Along with medicated food and an e-collar. He should be allowed to be his normal self in fourteen days. Thanks again for your donations and prayers! I will make sure to keep you posted!

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