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THIS IS A LETTER THAT IS BEING SENT OUT FROM ANOTHER FORUM I AM ON CONCERNING A LADY WHO NEEDS OUR HELP. Subject: Your help is needed for a fellow Maltese person


Hello, everyone,
First of all, I need to tell you a Readers' Digest version of a story that took place with Hurricane Katrina. There is a gal, Cathy Lepetit, of New Orleans who was standing in water three feet deep when her family came to rescue her. She is in her mid to late 60's, no longer breeds Maltese, but had several as beloved pets as well as two Rotties and a few kitties. Because there was no room in the vehicle for her pets, she chose to stay with them, rather than abandon them to the elements. As the waters rose, she couldn't get the Rotties up to the attic, but did get the Maltese and kitties up there. For four days she sat on a 2'x4' beam in the attic, in incredible heat and without food or water. She watched, unable to do anything, as one-by-one her beloved pets died from heat and lack of food and water. Eventually, with all her hopes, pets and home washed away (she couldn't afford insurance) she struggled out to the roof where she was rescued. She was taken to Oklahoma where she is currently staying with a friend, as she has no family left, no home, no beloved Maltese, NOTHING!
Sue Collands is an INCREDIBLE artist. She has painted a head study of a Maltese, which I am enclosing with this email. We are raffling off one of Sue's paintings, an idea that had its inception on the Maltese Forum. Currently we are asking $10/ticket (chance) or 6/$50. I am enclosing the snail mail address where you can send whatever money you can see fit to spare for this poor woman. Please enclose with your check, made out to Cathy Lepetit, your email address and your physical address. Sue's attorney is monitoring this, being the disinterested 3rd party to collect and hold the money until a "number" is drawn. You will be assigned a number for each "chance" you contribute. Please help this gal who has lost everything.

Mail a check or money order, made out to Cathy Lepetit, to the following address ASAP, please
Sue Collands
459 South State Street
Painesville,Oh. 44077
USA

Thank you for your generosity.
 

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Faye, I am so glad you posted this here!! My check is already in the mail!!! I followed this story on the original forum and was simply heartbroken by it. I cannot even begin to tell you the tears I have shed thinking about this women and her poor precious pups. I hope that some on this forum will dig into their pockets and send for a raffle ticket!! This is certainly an opportunity for us to do do something concrete (not that so many haven't already) for a person with a name and a face!!! Thank you for thinking to bring it over here!

Also, I have seen the painting that is being raffled and it is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It alone will bring tears to your eyes. I don't know how to post the link to it but perhap LucyLou knows how to do that. The women who painted is is just an incredible artist. Anyone who loves Malts would just think they had died and gone to heaven to have this painting in their possession!!!!!!!!!!

GInny & Ty
 

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So sad! I cannot even imagine!

The picture is beautiful!
 

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Heartbreaking! I can't imagine how horrible it must have been.
 

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I would encourage anyone with an extra $10 (I've been known to waste that much on a toy Ty doesn't really need
) to drop a check in the mail for this really worthy cause. Who knows you might just win this stunningly beautiful painting of a malt :D
 
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