YESTERDAY . . . AUGUST 31, 2017 – I wrote an Editorial ASKING Readers of this BLOG to help with the Costs of Saving as many Animals as could be saved in the Areas being Ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.
I MADE THIS REQUEST “NOW” FOR SEVERAL REASONS:
1 – I BELIEVE in a time of REAL Need, that everyone who can, in one way or another, MUST RISE to the Occasion and Do Whatever Can Be DONE. It’s not always about the Money, but when you’re about 2,000-Miles Away from the Misery, you’re very limited as to what else you can do.
2 – Between all the Various Levels of Government and Insurance Programs, and as UGLY as this Disaster is . . . People who are victims of this Nightmare will be cared for as Best as the Situation allows.
3 – I have an UNLIMITED LOVE FOR ANIMALS . . . Great & Small, all of “whom” provide Humanity with LOVE . . . That Carries Absolutely No Strings Attached.
As I’m writing this, I’m looking at STRYKER, our Wonderful German Shepherd, who today turns 8-Years Old, lying at my feet, and at April-The-Cat, sleeping on her Favorite Pillow on the Recliner, thinking about what I and Anne WOULDN’T DO OR SACRIFICE FOR THEM.
4 – I know that Many . . . if Not Most People – Do Love Animals, but at times like this, to Most People, Animal Welfare ISN’T necessarily Top-Of-Mind. But to me, knowing the Relationship between Animals and their Humans, is MORE IMPORTANT than the Relationship between Humans and their “Things” . . . which is Not to be Diminished, Dismissed, Nor Ignored.
5 – PEOPLE ARE FICKLE . . . even Good People, who in many ways have Short Attention Spans, who Move on from one Issue to the Next, Forgetting the Last, so I didn’t want that to happen, “knowing” that if “WE” could raise some FUNDS here and now, to Help as best “WE” could, to provide Help for the Animals through HONEST People – There Would Be No Better Time Than Now!
SO HERE’S THE DEAL:
I WAS REALLY HOPING . . . that we could Raise as much as $2000, which is MORE than I usually Raise for Galganov.com . . . FULLY Expecting to Pay for all the Costs to Modify the Website to Accommodate a New Element for SAVE THE FURRY TEXANS . . . That Come Hell Or High Water, One Way Or Another, I would Donate $2000 USD to Help the Animals.
SO THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED:
I contacted my IT Manager, very late in the day, who does all the High Tech Work for Galganov.com, asking him to work through the Night to Build the “Back-Door” into Galganov.com, with which to Accommodate this Project, ASKING HIM TO CONSIDER CHARGING ME LESS THAN NORMAL . . . BECAUSE OF THE ISSUE.
I Fully Expected To Pay As Much As $500 For His Overtime Effort.
So . . . Imagine my surprise – when MARIO BEAUCHAMP, My French Canadian IT Manager from Quebec, who I’ve known for a very long time, who Developed Galganov.com, told me that his Work & Expertise WERE HIS DONATION.
AND WITHIN MINUTES . . . of the Editorial ASKING for Money, the Money Started Rolling in through PayPal, much of it from People who usually Contribute. And as of RIGHT NOW, as I’m writing this Editorial, Galganov.com has Received in both Currencies, Canadian & American . . . In US Dollars, slightly MORE than $2,500, not including any money we will receive at the Post Office.
I ASSUME . . . that after all the Dust Settles – the Readers of Galganov.com, with the help of Mario Beauchamp, by the end of this Long Labor Day Weekend, will have MUSTERED-UP Closer to $3,000 American.
I have contacted Several of my Texas Pet Friendly Friends, asking their Advice on where it would be Best to Send The Money . . . and incredibly, the HUGE Consensus from people I know and Trust, is for me to send the Money to AUSTIN PETS ALIVE, which is a No Kill Shelter, which is being SLAMMED with Rescue Animals from Houston & Environ.
AND AFTER CHECKING-OUT AUSTIN PETS ALIVE . . . to make certain they are the REAL DEAL, I am MORE than Satisfied that ALL OF “OUR” MONEY WILL BE GOING TO THE RIGHT PLACE.
THERE ARE A GREAT MANY PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR TEXAS, TEXANS & THEIR PETS:
A lot of the Money heading to Texas from Galganov.com is coming from Canada, as well as from all over the United States . . . in Donation Amounts of $5 to $10 to 2-Donations of $250 from the Same People, with much of the Money being Donated in amounts of $25, as well as a few in the amount of $100.
WE ARE THRILLED FOR EVERY DONATION REGARDLESS OF SIZE:
AND AS OF THE WRITING OF THIS EDITORIAL . . . 69-People, not including what will come in the Mail, have PONIED-UP to save The FURRY TEXANS.
One Canadian sent his $100-Support for the FURRY TEXANS in the manner of an E-Check. And for the Americans who might not know, the money coming from Canadians, has come from Coast to Coast.
SO HOW MUCH OF THE MONEY THAT WE’VE RAISED THUS FAR WILL GO TO THE CAUSE?
Unlike Most Charities . . . ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of All the Money thus far RAISED, and the Money that will come in After-The-Fact, WILL GO DIRECTLY TO AUSTIN PETS ALIVE, which is something we can all be very proud of.
AND NOT TO MISS OUT ON A LITTLE POLITICS:
I’ve Seen and Read on some of the Media . . . how this Hurricane Tragedy will bring Americans closer Together, and reduce the Socio/Political Divide – THAT’S JUST BS . . . Because as I see it, this Hurricane Nightmare, will ONLY Empower the LEFT to be even that Much More Anti-American.
This Is Only The Respite Between The Storms . . . Next Editorial Is Back To Usual.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov