A GoFundme campaign has raised over $57,000 to help a family of six that fell on hard times.
Due to an unexpected layoff and rent increases, Cory Coleman, his partner, Shonvenelle LeShore, and their 4 young daughters, became homeless.
Shovenelle and the girls have been staying in the Decatur homeless shelter since December.
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But the shelter has a “no pets” policy, so Cory has been living on the streets since December so he could care for the family’s pet rabbit, Goldie.
On nights when conditions were too cold, Greg White, the city of Decatur Director of Active Living, has taken Goldie into his home for the night.
White contacted the Georgia House Rabbit Society for assistance.
The society rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes abused, abandoned, and neglected pet rabbits.
The society offered Goldie boarding, food, and veterinary care.
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She was spayed, vaccinated against the deadly rabbit disease RHDV2, and underwent surgery to remove a polyp on her hind end.
A GoFundMe campaign was created to help the family, aiming to raise $50,000 to help them secure a place to live.
Over $72,000 has been raised.
An update posted to the campaign by the organizer stated that LeShore is now employed and Coleman is “getting very close to employment.”
On Monday, the family will transition to a fully furnished, pet-friendly home for a month.
Their next goals are to get Coleman’s motorcycle running again, get LeShore into a vehicle big enough for their entire family, and plan for a more permanent place to call home.
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