“We want to help the neediest of the needy,” says Tom. “This fund provides life-saving and life-changing surgeries, veterinary care, and rehabilitation to animals who otherwise would spend their remaining days in pain and suffering before being euthanized in a shelter. Too often an animal is given a death sentence because there just aren’t the resources to help them. We are going to help change that. Going forward, the AAC will be rescuing serious medical cases from shelters and situations of neglect, abuse, and abandonment who can directly benefit from the Nightingale Fund. We’re going to save them.”
“Over the years our family has taken in serious medical cases – from an Alaskan Husky with a broken back and head injury, to a Beagle with Cushing’s disease, a parathyroid tumor, and life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, to several cats requiring surgery,” says Tom. “Our children are growing up knowing how important it is to take care of animals who are very sick and need our help, and these animals have been part of our family. In a sense, we’ve been running our own Nightingale Fund in our home for years, and now we get to do it through the AAC so that we can help even more animals. We’re very excited about that.”
This fund will not only help the sick and injured, it will also open up space in overcrowded shelters that do not have the resources to care for these animals. To make a gift towards the Nightingale Fund, click here (https://animaladoptioncenter.org/give-today/) and write “Nightingale Fund” in the comment box.
During his fifteen years of leadership, “what’s best for the animal?” informed Tom’s role in creating the long-term strategic plan and programs for the AAC as well as leading the capital campaign for the new AAC building in downtown Jackson. Thank you Tom for kick starting and maintaining the AAC’s life saving mission!