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Kathy K.’s and Chloe’s Story

Life can change quickly. Imagine losing all the people closest to you within several months. Suddenly, the snow globe has been shaken and nothing is as it was. When this happens to an older adult or someone with disabilities, the challenges are even more magnified.

“Over the course of nine months, I lost my husband, my daughter, and my dog. It was like all the lights went out in my life and I had to find my way, which wasn’t easy at my age and with my health issues. I felt very alone as I tried to put my life back together, so my vet encouraged me to adopt another dog. After a little while, I ventured out to the shelter, and there was Chloe. No one wanted her, but I did. We rescued each other. She’s my best friend and gives me something to live for.” – Kathy K.

Chloe has been a lifeline for Kathy as she adjusts to the new normal. But money is tight and Kathy can’t cover the cost of her companion’s annual checkups and vaccines without help. Luckily, Kathy’s veterinarian told her about One Health Organization’s Voucher-based Pet Healthcare Program.

Thanks to generous people like you, Kathy can keep her dog healthy with Vouchers worth up to $250 for basic veterinary care. Knowing that she has people like you by her side to help with this expense gives Kathy hope.

There is no shortage of people with similar stories who need assistance in Northeast Ohio. In fact, there are thousands. The only limit to helping them is how much can be raised. This year, One Health Organization is aiming to provide Vouchers to at least 150 eligible households.

You can make all the difference in whether an older adult who’s been through so much, like Kathy, is able to keep the companion that brings them joy. Your gift to One Health Organization will help people with big challenges care for their dogs and cats.

Thank you in advance for caring about pets and their people. Your partnership is essential!

Giving today means that people and pets like Kathy and Chloe can receive Vouchers faster, which helps maintain balance in their homes and brings hope.

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