My name is Hannah Lucas and I’m with my fiancee Dean and our two Siberian Huskies Ishka and Lilly. We are currently homeless and moving from friend’s house to friend’s house. I lost my job this past July but Dean is an associate trainer at Panera Bread but he doesn’t make enough money for us to afford a home and I haven’t had any luck with employment since July.
I was involuntarily separated, being put on suspension for seeming too stressed, and later told to just now come back. Since then I had been helping out people in my community by: doing baths and grooms for free on a donation only basis, taking in dogs of all ages that would be surrendered to shelters and vetting and screening homes for them, and teaching people how to groom their own dogs and show them proper handling techniques to help the process go more smoothly. In that time I had the pleasure to meet and help out some really amazing people and even sweeter dogs and I’ve decided this is what I would like to do for the rest of my life.
With the money raised I plan to buy a property on at least five acres so there would be enough room for a secondary building to house the animals. It will be a nonprofit, donation based, no-kill shelter. I also would like for it to be the first rescue that screens each individual with an Embark DNA test and then follow up with that by screening each individual for the breed specific genetic ailments with The Orthopedic Foundation of Animals so that new owners know the potential health risks their new family member might have.
I will take great pride in providing and posting receipts to show exactly where each dollar is going. Once the donations start coming in I’ll make a facebook page and a group to post updates on our progress as well.
Thank you so much to everyone who donates and shares my request!
Here are some informative links about health testing, dna testing, and the kind of equipment I would be buying.
The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals- https://www.ofa.org/browse-by-breed
Embark DNA- https://embarkvet.com/ancestry
Playground equipment- https://www.puppyplayground.com/products.html