Cranberry at home.

Earlier this year, two couples launched a matching campaign to help raise funds to give homeless cats, dogs and small critters needed medical care. The LaBries and Bonavias set a challenge for our community by matching every single donation that comes in for the Sherman Medical Fund, up to $50,000.

Over $25,000 has since come in. When matched, this means $50,000 for surgeries, spays and infection treatments. It is at the halfway mark and this fund has already helped hundreds of animals. Animals like Cranberry:

Cranberry is an adorable, goofy doggo who sustained a hip injury when she slipped on the ice. She was able to get surgery through the Sherman Medical Fund because of this amazing community. Without these funds, Cranberry’s future was uncertain. Who would adopt her knowing they immediately had to come up with over $1,500?

The best news is that she came through the surgery well and has been adopted! Her adopter says:

“Cranberry is doing very well…She is getting around very well and moving fast on three legs than she ever did on four…She is as always a cuddle bug and spend most of the day on the couch with us. I am very happy to have gotten her. She is so very perfect for our family.”

If you haven’t had a chance to help, your gift is still very needed (total cost of medical care for shelter animals is projected at $122,000 this year), and matching funds are waiting! Your gift is doubled and will only go to needed veterinary care and medical supplies.

Please donate today at PopeHumane.org (choose Sherman Medical Fund) or send a check with “Sherman” on the memo line to: PMHS, PO Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841. For more information, contact Chrys at Chrys@PopeHumane.org or 594-2200.

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Wish list: If you are out shopping, we are very low on paper towels, bleach, 13-gallon trash bags and Dawn dish liquid and gift certificates to local businesses. Thank you for caring about and helping homeless animals!

From the desk of Chrys deLorimier, Pope Memorial Humane Society’s Development Director.

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