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Carol L. Robinson
510 days ago

I am writing to you because I feel that you may be able to help. A couple of years agoe I adopted a little dog from the Saint Tammany parish Humane Society. I love Daisy as much as anyone could love a little four legged creature. A few weeks ago I took Daisy for her annual checkup. I was told that she had a bladder infection. An ultrasound was used to detect the foreign matter in her bladde,r along with other tests. She had a followup appointment today. While I was there the vet. mentioned that their ultrasound instrument had broken soon after she used it on Daisy a few weeks ago. Instead of using the quick ultrasound she had to use an x-ray. She told me that they were going to appy for a grant but, it would not be enough to replace the instrument. She said that it would take three years before they would have enough to replace it. The instrument would cost at least $20,000. I told her if I could afford to give her the money I would. I am retired and on Social Security. I was so saddened that they did not have the needed equipment.
The St. Tammany Parish Humane Society has been serving the parish residence since 1953. It is the largest not for profit, no-kill animal welfare organization serving the unwanted, neglected, abanoned, and abused animals of the Gulf Cioast region. The STHS is an independent, non-governmental shelter that offers veteninary care, fostering and adoption services. They rely solely on support of caring people to fund programs and services that profoundly benefit the animals of the community. The doctors carry on doing their jobs using the antiquated equipment they have with no complaints. New equipment would help them so much in their everyday routines. A new ultrasound would make their job so much easier. I have never written a letter such as this and asking for help is a big time thing but, this program does so much for the local community and the Gulf Coast and relies only on donations. During Katrina's aftermath, STHS was instrumental in finding fosters homes and new homes for so many abandoned animal. I am so thankful for them for if it had not been for the STHS, I would not have my Daisy.
Would you please consider helping them. Thanks so much for doing what you do.
Daisy and I love you! Hugs, from and many licks from Daisy.
Carol Lee Robinson
Abita Springs, Louisiana
985-246-6707

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