How is that for a headline?!
In talking with Karen at 4 Paws the exact place where we each zigged where the other was zagging has been recovered. There was indeed a special donation made in September that puts us at $12,000. We are a lot closer to done than I was believing us to be at this point yesterday and the light is still there, clear as day, at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you everyone for your support. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I cannot say that enough!