Who was Tank and what is The Tank Fund?
The Tank Fund was founded in memory and honor of Sedona (AKA: Tank), a seven year-old Siberian Husky who gave us her unconditional love. Unfortunately, she developed a large tumor on her spleen and we had to let her go while she was undergoing a surgery to remove it after the vet discovered numerous other inoperable cancerous tumors. She taught us not to take life for granted as it is too short…she was gone in less than three weeks of showing symptoms of illness.
Although we ultimately had to let Tank go, the surgery was essential in determining whether or not we could preserve her quality of life. If we had been unable to afford the surgery (my family has also been greatly affected by the economy), she would have suffered or we would have had to put her down without first knowing if her quality of life could be preserved. No animal should have to suffer or be euthanized simply because their owner is unable to pay for necessary treatment.
In Tank’s memory, we’ve started The Tank Fund to provide financial assistance to Knox County, Ohio pet owners who are unable to pay for emergency and/or life-saving veterinary care for their companion animals.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thanks to a generous donation by the Ralph and Virginia Mullins Foundation, The Tank Fund was able to achieve its 501c3, charitable organization, status in November 2010.
We would also like to recognize The Binky Foundation for awarding us a $2,120 grant for our initial marketing campaign.
This money is being put to good use and has freed up organizational funds that are being allocated directly to veterinary care expenses.
The mission of
The Tank Fund is to provide financial assistance for emergency and/or life-saving veterinary care to Knox County, Ohio pet
owners and non-profit animal-welfare organizations and to assist in the training of canines for the purposes of compassion therapy and assistance dog certification.
No animal should have to suffer or be euthanized simply because their owner is unable to pay for necessary treatment.