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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:59 AM
Spay and Neuter -- It's the right thing to do!
From 1998 through 2009, 3.89% of IMOM emergency cases have been for something that could have been prevented had the pet been spayed or neutered.
Pyometra is a serious uterine infection that is potentially fatal and can occur in unspayed animals.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:46 PM
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.
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, 10 December 2011 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 13 January 2010 - 01:24 PM
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.
Cindy, Tucker and Justice
Edited by k9sign, 13 January 2010 - 07:09 PM.
Posted 15 January 2010 - 11:34 AM
Posted 13 February 2010 - 12:50 PM
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.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:27 AM
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, 20 February 2010 - 08:49 AM.
Love, from AJ's Pride and Skeeter's Joy
Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:32 AM
Thank you IMOM
Rhonda, Roxie, Tank and Joker.
Posted 05 March 2010 - 10:36 PM
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., 14 March 2010 - 12:38 AM.
Diana & Angel
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 07:48 AM
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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Love Emma and her family
Posted 24 June 2010 - 08:59 PM
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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Posted 11 July 2010 - 08:25 PM
To write your testimonial simply reply in this topic. There is no need to start a new topic unless you want to. Thank GOD for IMOM we are now fundraising for Sophie, and very very soon she willl be getting surgery.
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 12:56 AM
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.
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.
Yolanda Leon-Ruiz & Hally Luna Leon-Ruiz
Posted 27 April 2011 - 07:43 AM
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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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:11 PM
The IMOM Angels saved my baby Zoe's life. IMOMers are amazing people who truly care about your pet and what you're going through. They have the best intentions, moral support and sincerely want to help. Best experience EVER!
Thank You IMOM <3
Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:12 PM
Thanks IMOM for just being there.
TJ & Slick
Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:35 PM
IMOM has given me so much hope with their professional and caring response and communication. It looks like they realy know what they're doing and it's coming straight from their heart centered base of volunteer's. It gives me hope and goose bumps as I ponder all of the work and love coming from the volunteers of IMOM.
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