The community’s generosity didn’t stop there. Van Horn had said he wanted to start a Knick Knack Fund at the animal hospital so people in similar situations could afford to help their dogs. The same day Meadows covered Van Horn’s bill, another person gave the hospital $2,000 for the Knick Knack Fund, which had yet to be created.
“We weren’t expecting such a response,” Duston said.
Neither was Van Horn. In one desperate situation, Van Horn had seen his dog saved, the bill covered, and a fund created to make sure others can have the same luck.
Oh, and now Knick Knack has free dog food for life.
“We’re suckers for pups,” said Karen Bennett, who with her family runs Pet Chef Express, a dog food home delivery company in Orange County. “What goes around comes around. We’re just dog lovers, and we could do it.”