Joann was frantic. As a disabled woman she had taken her dog Dylan to the
vet's after he had swallowed something and was, in her words, dying.
Unfortunately the bill was for $250, and she had no money to pay until her
disability check came in at the beginning of the month. This particular
vet's office said they had to have full payment or no dog. They kept
Dylan, tacking on a boarding fee each day the dog remained in their care,
even though they wouldn't release the dog.
Joann said Dylan had never been away from home, and she was so worried
because there was no way they could make even a partial payment until the
beginning of the month. The Shakespeare Animal Fund helped, and Joann got
her beloved Dylan back (and called us crying with joy). Without some help
Joann had no way of getting her dog back for several more days, with
several more days of boarding fees added on.