Hello, my name is Deanna. I am in my mid twenties, living on my own and currently struggling to pay for a few things- I am $1,500 in debt, my dogs need flea meds, baths, and vet check ups, and I currently have no car. Here is my backstory:
In 2014, my mother passed away of brain cancer. That was the day my world turned dark. She was the provider of our family and we suddenly had to move due to being unable to afford mortgage payments. I moved to Austin, TX because I have family and friends out here, and knew it would be more affordable than where I was born and raised. I originally moved in with 2 girls (did not work out) and had to blow $2,000 on my credit card for my first months rent/move in fees. I have chipped away at it but am struggling to pay it off on top of bills. I work at a grocery store and don’t make much. I also owe $3,000 in taxes due to a 1099 job last year…this job also destroyed my car which is no longer in driving condition. I was oblivious and uneducated about these charges I would be facing during tax season, and wish I knew aout 1099’s before accepting the job. I no longer work there now, thank goodness. I have 2 dogs who are so loving and sweet. The small one, Pluto, is a shitzu/terrier mix and the other, Piper-Lou, is an Australian Sheppard. They have been there for me through getting over the loss of my mom and my anxiety. I love them so much and would do anything for them. They are the biggest blessings in my life, and right now they both have fleas due to me being unable to afford the medication I should have had them on to prevent this in the first place. They also need haircuts very badly. I feel like an awful dog mom, but because I don’t make much my priority is always living expenses. I am asking for help, I pretty much need anywhere from $1,000-3,000 to help with my debt, taxes, and most importantly the health of my babies. My dog is itching and biting constantly, even as I write this, and it’s breaking my heart that I can’t afford to treat him at the moment. I know I am asking for a lot, but any little bit counts as I am very desperate. I appreciate you taking the time to read my message and ask for your consideration in helping me out. God bless.