Manatee County animal rescue organization a godsend

June 7, 2014 

I am writing to express my gratitude to a local organization which has truly lived up to its motto, "Helping people help animals."

On June 1, I received a text from my best friend, Brittany, saying she had found a very young kitten wandering around her booth at the Red Barn in Bradenton.

She asked around and was told that the driver of a truck had dropped the kitten off. Since Brittany has three cats and could not house the kitten, she texted me right away, and I agreed to take care of him.

The poor abandoned kitten was filthy. While giving him a bath, my roommate Stephanie and I noticed that he was missing a chunk of his tail and the bone was exposed.

Our other roommate Erika is a CNA, so she dressed his wound. Although the kitten was in pain, he was still playful and loving and seemed to love the warm bath. We decided to name him Ginger because of his bright orange fur.

His exposed and mangled tail was a big concern, so I spent hours on the phone trying to find an organization that could help us with his injuries. We do not have a lot of money and most places turned us away.

Fortunately, our veterinarian referred me to the Animal Network. We have been overwhelmed with the support we have received from this animal charity, and they continue to help us get Ginger the care he needs.

We thank our lucky stars that there are still people out there who are willing to help an animal in need.

Jessica Wolf

Bradenton

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