Become Ethel's Godparent
Ethel needs you
$25 will buy one-month worth of wet food for Ethel
$100 will pay for 5 months of Ethel's asthma meds
$200 will buy almost a year worth of Ethel's meds
A Gift for your donation
If you donate $25 or more, you get a 2.75" x 3.5" ornament of Ethel (with hanging ribbon), painted on 140lb archival watercolor paper by illustrator and artist Lisa Nelson. She will write your preferred message on the back.
At checkout, we offer to either hang it on The Phinney's Angels Tree until the end of January 2021, or mail it now to you or anyone you would like. The ornaments hung on the tree are laminated. Visit the Phinney's Angels Tree at The Pierce Park at 17 Weston Rd, Lincoln, MA.
Some 13 years ago, Weldon almost died of complications caused by a serious illness. To cheer Weldon up, his partner Keith headed to the shelter to surprise him with a new kitty. While visiting with twin orange kittens and certain they “were the ones,” a tiny Tortie had ideas of her own. Ethel popped out of a cardboard box and straight into this family’s hearts.
Originally brought home as a kitten to join cats Ricky and Lucy, who have since passed, the now senior Ethel, also known as “Tooch,” enjoys her days as a true princess. Her royalty shines through her daily morning routine: Weldon offers a finger tasting of her canned cat food, followed by a bowl of chicken broth while being brushed. Then Ethel finishes the rest of her breakfast waiting in her dish at her own leisure.
While loved endlessly, Ethel returns the same amount of devotion. Weldon is heading into back surgery in the spring, and Ethel will be his greatest form of therapy. “She’ll be the one that’s by my side the whole time while I’m recovering.”
Phinney’s helps Ethel with all of her medical costs, such as biannual vet checks, urgent visits, and meds. For example, years ago Ethel needed teeth removed, and most recently she was rushed to the vet with an asthma attack. All has been covered by Phinney’s, including the asthma meds, which cost $70.00 every 3 months.
“Can’t thank Phinney's enough for all that they do,” said Weldon. “Ethel means the world to us, and so does Phinney’s. We could never do this without them.”
Help Ethel continue to be happy and safe with Weldon
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