I want to tell you about an exceptional human being. Her name is Jackie. She has an extreme love of animals and a while ago she realized with the amount and dedication of animal rescue organizations growing, there was a large hole in the system. While there was incredible work being done, rescuing homeless and abused animals and bringing them to safety, there was a large epidemic that was being completely unseen. The homeless weren't the only ones suffering. At an alarming rate, due to the high cost of veterinarian services, there were many families being hit by unexpected bills as a result of an unforeseen illness or injury to their pet. Often these situations were treatable, curable, but because of the astronomical cost families were being forced to either watch their love one suffer or give the animal up. Families were being torn apart. Jackie saw this. Instead of shrugging her shoulders and turning away, feeling that the problem was too large for one unemployed woman to do anything about, she stepped up to the plate and did an amazing thing. Jackie established a network that provided assistance to families in crisis. She spent hours and hours pouring all of her energy into this. Often times the entire amount of the hospital bill wasn't raised, but it was enough to keep a family together. Jackie's generosity has spilled over into numerous lives and has helped beloved pets stay in their loving homes.
Now it is Jackie who needs help. Her beloved Zen is dying and I can't express to you how important it is to her to have some sort of memorial for her. Without Zen Jackie would never have know the love and sacrifices that a family goes through to keep their beloved pet with them. Zen has taught Jackie the true love, faith and companionship of an animal and helps her everyday to keep raising funds for other families in need. Now it is Jackie who is facing the loss of her beloved Zen and no amount of money will help make her well. We are all trying to help Jackie get through this difficult time.
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