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Kippy wants her smile back!
Please donate to help Kippy and her family get the help that they need!
$250 by 7 people
The Animal Support Project
We met Kippy’s Mom, Sherryann, several years ago when Sherryann was unemployed and her family pit
bull, Dutchess, was suffering from fleas and food allergies. The dog was devoted to this single Mom’s
adult daughter who has severe developmental disabilities. It was important that Dutchess be helped so
she could continue her mission of guarding the daughter’s wheelchair and bed and being that girl’s all-
around BFF. In spite of her own limited resources, Sherryann was very responsive and cooperative with
our recommendations and over time, she became an enthusiastic ambassador for The Animal Support
Project in her Troy neighborhood. We met more than a few of her neighbors who also had difficulty with
medical issues for their pets that they just couldn’t afford to solve. Each time, we worked through the
problems with them to a successful resolution and each time, Sherryann was there to help.
Once TASP makes a friend, we more often than not remain connected. And that’s how it’s been with
Sherryann and her family. This lady has had a very tough life and she never was able to finish high
school; so she works at jobs that don’t always last long, offering little to no benefits and low wages. But
somehow, Sherryann keeps smiling and keeps trying to give the best she can afford to her family, which
includes Dutchess and Kippy.
Earlier this year Sherryann contacted us to ask for help with Kippy, the 6 year old spayed female family
cat. Something was wrong with Kippy’s head; it had swelled up under the ear and jaw……an abscess
from a bad tooth. Sherryann couldn’t afford a vet visit. Her son and daughter-in-law had moved in with
their little girl, Sherryann was between jobs and funds for the household were so tight they were barely
making it from month to month. We tried treating Kippy with Epsom salts packs and were able to get
the abscess to drain, but it returned a couple of months later. It was time to get a vet involved.
TASP Volunteer, Lucinda Collins, transported Kippy to Borador Animal Hospital, where antibiotics were
prescribed and an estimate for a dental was established.
The surgery estimate ranges from $528.50 to $963.85. Normally, TASP would be able to pay for this
surgery without asking for help. But this year, COVID 19 has indefinitely postponed all our major fund
raising activities since March. We have been carefully managing our existing funds but even so, we will
need help to get this critical surgery done for Kippy.
Crowd funding is being sought to raise the necessary funds. Any funds we raise past the cost of the
surgery will be donated to Sherryann’s pets’ care going forward. The surgery is scheduled for September