The Poe Diggle Wiggle Fund
From the Owner
According to a January 2018 article by Forbes one in three American families have no savings. To put that another way, 63% of the American people surveyed by the BankRate.com survey sited in the article do not have enough savings to cover a $500 unexpected expense such as an emergency or a car repair. Pet owners are not immune to this trend. Many of us are one sudden diagnosis away from financial ruin or losing your best friend. No one should have to make health decisions for their pet based on the fact they can't afford treatments readily available to others. The Poe Diggle Wiggle Fund was established to help people who find themselves suddenly buried by animal hospital bills, emergency veterinary procedures or even lengthy
rehabilitation. When Poe's predecessor, Dodger, went through a bevvy of unexpected medical diagnosis, we went into sticker shock at the estimates being thrown around. An unavoidable surgery with a $3,000 sticker, negated by a $30 bottle of essential oil only for a devastating Stage Four Cancer Diagnosis to follow months later. A group of strangers on Facebook came to our rescue, running an auction of items donated and bid on by a bunch of dog lovers allowed us to afford the hospice care Dodger deserved. We are now faithful members of this community, donating items and proceeds when we are able to help other people who find themselves in the same boat that we were not too long ago, sinking in ourselves. Donations to the Wiggle Fund will be spread out to pet owners who need aid and shelters or rescues with sudden health care costs. We aim to be able to help people find a little breathing room in what we know are tight budgets. Don't want to just make a donation? Buy a Poe Diggle Wiggle Fund postcard and the entire price paid goes into the fund!