Dear Friends of the world,
I am Fionna from Singapore. I am here to raise fund for a friend Karen Morris in Miles City, Montana, USA to save her bovine Jobie.
Jobie is a 12-year old Black Angus bull, weighted around 2500 pound (1,134 kg), lives in Miles City, Montana, USA, under loving care of Karen Morris.
Jobie has served as a therapy animal to bring cheer to people. At 4, he was a model for Crocs knee pads on eBay. At 5, he published his first book titled "Dear Grandma . . . Love, Jobie: Letters from a Black Angus Terrier". The book is still available on amazon.com
During much of his first year, Jobie entertained the travelers along a busy street in Miles City, Montana as he cavorted with his bowling ball and rolled over for tummy rubs. Jobie has moved five times since then, but has always lived in or just outside of Miles City, - the place he calls home!
Karen Morris rescued Jobie when he was a calf and has been the only Jobie's caregiver since.
With so much care and love, Karen had instill a Terrier character to Jobie, which is technically a Black Angus. Just like a terrier, Jobie will play with toys, dress up, enjoy tummy rubs, and give kisses. You can read the life of Jobie on her page at https://www.redbubble.com/people/JobieMom
Karen lives in Montana, a place she often describes as 'in the middle of nowhere'. Karen does not own a smartphone so she doesn't know how to use WhatsApp. She uses a desktop computer at home which she pays for internet on a per use basis. So we communicate via email or through TBS community. We have never done video calls because it would add to Karen's data usage cost which she could not afford.
So I am here raising fund for her. Yes she and Jobie are facing big challenge. So please support us to save her bovine Jobie.
Unfortunately, life can have unexpected challenges. Karen who is 62 years old, lost her job early this year and it is now finding it hard (financially) to maintain Jobie. "I've cut corners everywhere I can, but we're still faltering from both a time and financial perspective. Too many people love Jobie when he's free. Problem is that he really isn't "free". We're trying to keep things going as long as we can. However, we are coming closer to admitting that the day may come, that we simply cease to be "free"," said Karen.
By posting a crowdfunding project, I hope to help Karen maintain Jobie until Karen is able to find Jobie a new home. As Karen said:
"I honestly do not know what will happen. I have tried to find a new home for Jobie in the event I died and no one is willing to take him on (although, if I died, there was an insurance policy more than adequate to cover expenses for many years--I'm letting that policy expire because I can save money on the premiums and my main point in maintaining it was to leave something to care for Jobie)."
"The ground was already saturated and we got another 1 1/2 inches of rain as of this morning when this shot was taken (continued to rain today and still is although much lighter now). Poor Jobie has nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. His entire area is filled with the lakes and the mud is wicked. It will take awhile to dry."
I am appealing to your generosity and reaching out to you for support to help tide Karen over her difficult times while she looks for employment in the meantime. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
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