Wish Upon a Hero - I wish to raise $500 to donate to @PetsforPatriots in memory of my dog Shep

My dog Shep passed away last Tuesday (June 19). He had been my constant companion for 14 years. He has help me through some dark times in my life. He was there for me when my grandmother passed away in 2004. I have also struggled with depression but over the last few years I have lost a lot of weight by walking and eating right. I would walk with Shep as much as I could but he started having problems with his hips so I had cut back. He went down pretty fast over the last few days. I was planning to take him to the vet Tuesday but I went out and checked on him and he was gone. There is a group on twitter called @PetsForPatriots that I have helped out with retweets and getting Celebrity followers. Helping them on twitter has also helped me beat my depression. Pets for Patriots helps Veterans and members of the Military with pet adoptions. Many Veterans struggle with depression and PTSD and having a pet that is there for you all the time and doesn't ask for much from you but gives you so much love can be very helpful dealing with depression. I want to try to raise $500 to donate to Pets For Patriots in Shep's memory so that others can know the love that a shelter pet can give.

Here is some links that tell more about Pets For Patriots

http://petsforpatriots.org/

https://twitter.com/#!/PetsforPatriots
petsforpatriots.org/about-us/
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jamesjr55 Jul 26, 2012
Wanted to take a second and Thank everybody again! My wish was grated last Friday a grand total of $592 was donated to Pets for Patriots!!
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jamesjr55 Jul 01, 2012
Thanks. I am handling it better than I would have ever thought. I have made a lot of changes in my life over the last couple of years. I have lost a lot of weight. And have started helping out non profit groups on twitter. Helper others has helped me with my depression. That is one reason why I want to help out @PetsforPatriots they help out two of my favorite groups Veterans and shelter pets.
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bbattag Jun 29, 2012
I will be contributing in the next couple days. Tried yesterday, but WUAH was having issues when I tried signing up for the site. I will try again. Sounds like Shep was an awesome dog/friend/pet/family member. I'm sure he's looking down on you, hoping you're happy.
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jamesjr55 Jul 01, 2012
Thanks.
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blackfoot Jun 27, 2012
Sorry to hear about Shep, sounds like he was a friend and a pet. Hope you meet your goals.
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jamesjr55 Jun 28, 2012
Thanks. $92 has been donated so far.
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jamesjr55 Jun 27, 2012
Thanks everybody for the kind words. Just talking about him has helped me deal with his death.
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arsiel Jun 27, 2012
My pup's nearing 12 years of age. I really don't know what I'd do without his pestering barking every time he sees me when I visit my parents
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jamesjr55 Jun 27, 2012
I know what you mean every time I would go outside Shep would have a fit till I would let him out of his pen.
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themoneyman1113 Jun 27, 2012
May Shep Rest in Peace. Pet's are like our family members, so sad to say goodbye. I am going through a pet related crisis right now. Our 11 year old Greyhound has become ill. It appears he is doing better. That changes day to day.
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jamesjr55 Jun 27, 2012
Thanks. Hope you dog gets better.
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EzzyLovesToSave Jun 27, 2012
Shep will forever be in my heart!:)
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jamesjr55 Jun 27, 2012
Thanks Ezzy!
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jamesjr55 Jul 26, 2012
Thanks again Ezzy!! My wish was granted last Friday a grand total of $592 was donated to Pets for Patriots!!
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deby32953 Jun 27, 2012
Noble cause but my donations have to go to the MS Society! I really need a cure! http://www.nationalmssociety.org/donate/index.aspx
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themoneyman1113 Jun 27, 2012
I agree. Cancer & MS are causes that are close to my wife and my heart. We have many family members who we have lost or are fighting the good fight. Keep fighting deby32953 :)
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deby32953 Jun 28, 2012
Thanks so much!
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ragingwookiee Jun 27, 2012
Hi jamesjr55, Might be worth posting in the Ask & Share area as well: http://www.dealsplus.com/answer :)
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jamesjr55 Jun 27, 2012
Thanks. I wasn't sure if this type of post would be against the rules? Trying to make something good out of my loss.
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EzzyLovesToSave Jun 27, 2012
Ya got that right, ragin:)
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