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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Unhappy I need help

This is one of the hardest things I have had to do in a long time. I need help. I have not worked for a few months now with no prospects yet, but I am still diligently looking. I am out of money and almost out of food for Clark. I have looked for a food bank with dog food and there is none and Humane Society cannot guarantee they will have any if I go there and it is a very long walk since I do not have any money left, no TTC. Does anyone anywhere? I am devastated that if I cannot find one I will have to surrender Clark to Animal Control. For all those who know me know that Clark has some major issues and I know that he will not make it to the adoption process. He will be PTS and I couldn't bear that. I love him. If anybody knows of a food bank please let me know I am desperate for help. I am so embarrassed to be in this situation but I was hoping with all the resources here someone may know of something out there. I live in Parkdale and will walk anywhere to get food for him even the other side of the city. You can post here or pm me.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:47 PM
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Robin, I am sorry you are in such dire straights. It's not an easy time right now. I do not know the Toronto area to give you any advice, but if you could pm me with your address I'd be happy to send a few dollars your way to help both you and Clark out. It won't be much, but it will be better than nothing. pm me if you would accept that. It's not charity, it's just paying forward what I can.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Hi Robin: Just a thought, what about contacting area vets and seeing if they have any expired/about to expire food? Pet valu? Petsmart? Costco?
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Please reach out to rescue groups. There are many wonderful rescues that receive donations and would be more than happy to assist you.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:38 PM
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I am so sorry to hear that Mastifflover. I would do as BenMax stated, contact a rescue.

I know the Global here does give away expired food.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Ok - well I cannot help with dog food but I can help with people food which means you will have some money for dog food.
I have a Boston Pizza gift certificate for 50.00$. PM me your address and I am sending it to you. At least you will have food.
Now - I don't know where you are located but I do have friends in rescue groups and I can ask for help.
Tell me what rescues are around you.
Also - do you have a costco card?
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions and help I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. I have spoken with the Petvalu near me and the woman is going to check and let me know what she has. Tomorrow I will check there are a couple of new vets in the area. Thank you again Clark and I appreciate it so much
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions and help I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it. I have spoken with the Petvalu near me and the woman is going to check and let me know what she has. Thank you again Clark and I appreciate it so much
I pm'd you.
Please send me your mailing address ASAP. I want YOU to eat Girl.
Also, the 'banned' members and others want to help, so please get back to us.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:01 PM
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can he clark eat human food. maybe the food bank can give you rice pasta peanut butter and see if any of the butchers are throwing out bones to feed him. i know its only a stop gap solution
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Cindy here. I would love to help you and Clark. Please send me your addy so I can send you something. Please dont be embarrased or feel bad. You have to do what you have to to get help.

I admire you for coming forward. I want to help.

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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Mastifflover, you see what I love about this board (and the other board members who want to help). In times of need people really do have hearts of gold. I'm so glad this is snowballing for you! What great ideas have come up about checking for expired food and such! Bless everyone for their help and ideas. Truly it brings a tear to my eye that in times of need we can all pull together. You go girl!
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:13 PM
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I pm'd you.
Please send me your mailing address ASAP. I want YOU to eat Girl.
Also, the 'banned' members and others want to help, so please get back to us.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:26 PM
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can he clark eat human food. maybe the food bank can give you rice pasta peanut butter and see if any of the butchers are throwing out bones to feed him. i know its only a stop gap solution
Another great idea. Also, get some yogurt that is on sale. Rice as well. Butcher can provide scraps.

Hang on, I am sure more suggestions coming and more help on it's way...
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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mastifflover, pls send me your addy....there have been so many on this board that have helped me with my rescue kitties...it would be an honor to give back..
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Aslan wants to know if you can do on line banking?
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Old February 6th, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Old February 6th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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I am also in with the banned and the beautiful...check in with us....I need your address to send a little something in Annie's memory.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 09:43 PM
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I'm not with the banned and the beautiful quite yet but I'm sure I'll make it to their lofty heights soon. LMAO!! I am very honoured to call them all friend though. Please yes, I can't give much but I sure will!! You have helped me out in the past with coupons. It's time to give back my friend!! Please PM me your addy. I think I probably have it but it'll be lost in the pile of other papers.

Hang tight my friend.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 04:48 AM
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could someone pm me her addy please? gotta love this board.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:40 AM
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could someone pm me her addy please? gotta love this board.
Sure can. On it's way to your PM box.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:41 AM
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I'm not with the banned and the beautiful quite yet but I'm sure I'll make it to their lofty heights soon. LMAO!! I am very honoured to call them all friend though. Please yes, I can't give much but I sure will!! You have helped me out in the past with coupons. It's time to give back my friend!! Please PM me your addy. I think I probably have it but it'll be lost in the pile of other papers.

Hang tight my friend.
Ditto. They are the most kind hearted people! I too am proud to call them my friends.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:42 AM
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Sure can. On it's way to your PM box.
We did it at the same time.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:43 AM
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We did it at the same time.
LOL - well they do say that great minds think alike don't they???
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Old February 7th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Old February 7th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Help is on the way my friend!!! The B&B are working hard. Hang on for just another day or two!
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Old February 7th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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ML - I pm'd you but then thought - if anyone wanted to open their purse strings a bit and let the cobwebs free - do you do online banking at all? Funds would get to you faster that way.......
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Robin I e-transferred a small amount for you and Clark. I hope you get a job soon... That`s probably the thing you want most
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Clark and I thank you so much for all you have done. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it and your support is more than I would ever have expected. You all rock. When I get back on my feet I will pay it forward to keep the good karma going. Again thank you so much I am so happy that I do not have to even consider giving Clark up thanks to all of you.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Clark and I thank you so much for all you have done. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it and your support is more than I would ever have expected. You all rock. When I get back on my feet I will pay it forward to keep the good karma going. Again thank you so much I am so happy that I do not have to even consider giving Clark up thanks to all of you.
We are here for you mastifflover. The 'bad crew' left here and those that are no longer; all still stick together; sunshine, rain or snow.
You have done good by Clark when so many would have given up. You deserve all goodness dear friend.
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