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Ashley Hope Fund

From: Moxie
Sent on: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:51 PM
Hello Everyone-
A member of our group gave me the information on a very wonderful fund that she started. It does a lot of great work for animals that are in need of medical care. Right now the fund is in need of donations, but please keep it in mind for the future if your pug needs major medical care. I encourage you to read the below press release and consider giving a donation.
Thanks
Hadley

PRESS INFORMATION
Best Friends Animal Society has adapted a new fund into their organization founded by Renee
Simlak. This fund is called, the Ashley Hope Fund and is dedicated to saving lives and to families
who cannot afford proper healthcare for their pets. Through this fund, animals will now have
options other than Euthanasia. This fund will help provide medical treatment necessary for
loving pets despite the financial burden that arises during these sensitive times.
My story as seen on the Best Friends Animal Society website:
At age 35, Samantha Ashley was my first pet and best friend. She was my rock as well as part
of the family. Sam was never sick a day in her 15 year life. I still wanted to be a cautious pet
owner and invested in Pet Insurance. The web site stated it covered "90% of all vet visits? and
even better, the Superior Plan covered "emergency hospitalizations and treatments". I had
peace of mind that if anything serious happened to her, my insurance would cover my expenses
and protect her from the very worst resort, Euthanasia. When Samantha got sick, her stay at
the hospital was a week, fees were about $1,000 a day, and I was told that her status was
improving with the care they were giving her. I was hopeful because when I would visit her, as
sick as she was, she would just purr in my arms. I was shocked and completely devastated
when she did not survive. I called my insurance company after receiving my $13,050 hospital
bill, knowing that in spite of my tragic loss, there would be an upside and I wouldn't be in such
severe debt. However, apparently there was the infamous fine print in my policy that was
misleading. This stated they only covered the diagnosis, and not each individual treatment. I
called numerous animal organizations asking if there were any funds available for times of
crisis like mine, and no one knew of anything. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to
create a fund to help. And so I named the fund after my two cat's middle names, Ashley for
Samantha and in her loving memory, and Hope for Alexandrea, the cat that I am fortunate to
still have. I am hoping that Samantha's legacy will help other animals less fortunate and give
them comfort and care.
Saving a pet?s life one donation at a time!

Donations can be made to:
[address removed]
(435) 644 - 2001
Reference the Ashley Hope Fund

If you need more information or would like to help raise funds contact
Renee C. Simlak
Founder/Ashley Hope Fund
310 . 722 . 4647

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