My whole life was dedicated to rescue strays. I became disabled 13 years ago due to an accident. So with my free time I did rescue work in Florida and Alabama. I have always had a fondness for animals, thus my nickname my Dad gave me was “Ellie Mae”. I worked for animal shelters and would take home the elderly and the abused pets. I just moved back to Alabama from Florida a year ago. I guess the good Lord knew what he was doing as my house in Panama City got destroyed in Hurricane Michael. I have spent alot of time and money helping the homeless in Florida and not just animals. I love helping, I love giving, it brings me so much Joy to share what I had been blessed with even though it would be all I had. That is what makes me happy. This year has been very rough on me, and I know others are alot worse off. I have eased off on rescuing animals simply because I have spent my savings and have drained it dry. My last rescue “Ms. Lively” a 6 month old Kitten pregnant and living in an outdoor garden center of a local store . I took her home, she had 6 kittens two passed away, she passed away as well from being much to young to having kittens. I took her to the vet and with heavy heart paid my last few dollars to have her treated only to die a week later. I felt like such a failure, that I could not save her. But joyful I saved her kittens as I promised her. Her kittens are 8 week old now, found them great homes through another rescue. The point I am trying to make is I have depleted my funds , apart from having a disability which has crippled me on the right side, I just found out last month, I have Fibromyalgia, and the kicker… Heart Disease. I have spent all my money, even pawned my car to take care of animals for vet care and food. I am down to only 3 rescues now. I am going to lose my home next month, because I have no money left, and can not afford to keep it and buy much needed medicine and go to the Dr. I do have Medicare but that does not cover all the test I need done. I hate even asking for help, I have worked my whole life in the Financial and Medical field only to have an accident take all this away. I do draw disability, but it is not enough to cover myself, house, utilities. And loans I have taken out to pay not only my medical bills, but those of rescues. There are so many stray cats around here. Six just showed up this week. Would love to help them, hopefully with someone’s help, that can get me back on my feet so I can do what I love while I am still here, and that is help these furbabies. I owe $2,500 on my title loan, I have to pay $232.00 a month. Also $720 in payday loans. Which is $140 a month just to hold the loans interest. Mortgage is $532. I think with all the stress it has taken a toll on my health. Just need some breathing room. Just want my joy back! Thanks to anyone who can help, and may God Bless you.