Travis Stephens and Jillian Keener had Mochi for just a day before they learned he had parvo. As they approached their credit limit on their Care Credit card from buying Parvaid for Mochi, they turned to IndieGoGo – one of the largest crowdfunding websites – for help. They also used Pinterest to drive users to the IndieGoGo campaign site to donate money. They created an album of many pictures taken of Mochi, included a brief background story and put them under the title “Help a Parvo Puppy,” just like the title of the IndieGoGo page, and people began repinning and the word spread out.
Thanks to the power of the internet they were able to raise over $600 for Mochi and saved his life. Any additional funding received over his vet bills will be donated directly to the Kanawha/Charleston Humane Association with intent to have other puppies tested for pavos. More about the campaign can be found here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Help-Save-a-Parvo-Puppy
It is always great to see people coming together to help each other! The power of the internet is truly amazing.