OK, UPDATE ON JACK SEPTEMBER 28.
*********and note to all of you who have so generously donated Money, goods and services, We will not let the generosity of so many go for naught. We will ask for input from those who donated, if he still refuses to move in the RV after he gets the tricycle, if that day comes, as to how to proceed. Thank you.********
REGARDING THE PSYCHOLOGIST. Jack will notgo to a psychologist. I have not visited him 100 times. It has taken a 100 times to locate him maybe 10 times. ***
I just saw Jack at Winn Dixie, I gave him the bike lock, RV key, all on a lanyard, the contact information at the Cart place that he goes by every day to pick up his bike when ready. I've done all that is humanly possible.
And, one more thing, we have a builder willing to build and install feeder stations in the mangroves away from the highway, too high for raccoons to get on...stainless steel poles, and pvc on the rest, and watering stations. All concerns Jack had that we offered a solution to.
He knows the cats are not going to be captured and killed when he leaves the bridge. Many of the cats he feeds don't even live under there. He feeds cats behind the shopping center and in several locations on the way to the bridge.
But, today, this is his concern, not the trike, now that he has been handed the key, on a lanyard with a 15' stainless steel cable, and told where the bike will be for him to pick up, not the RV which he has a key to, not the distance, no, today it is the cats getting trapped and killed, which is not going to happen.
I have made at least 100 trips to Winn Dixie/Dillons over the past 6 weeks trying to find Jack. I have kept him apprised of every single step taken to ensure his safety and shelter in his new home.
This morning, I just left him a letter in a zip lock bag nailed to his box stack in the cart by Dillons.
I told him where he could pick up the Bike, when it's ready it's on his route. Bob at Islamorada Golf Carts, near Payfair, that Jack goes by on every feeding, graciously agreed to assemble it and teach Jack how to ride it. And, as you know Casey Highland , at no charge, was willing to install all the LED lights. THE BIKE WAS SHIPPED OVER A WEEK AGO VIA TRUCK AND IS BEING DELIVERED TO ISLAMORADA GOLF CARTS . JACK CAN HAVE IT WHEN IT GETS THERE, PROBABLY MONDAY OR TUESDAY. I WILL POST ON THE PAGE WHEN THIS OCCURS.
90280 Overseas Hwy at MM 90Tavernier, FL 33070
THE RV, $2800 HAS BEEN PAID FOR IN FULL OVER TWO WEEKS AND SET UP AND READY TO GO FOR THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME.
On Monday, September 15, 2014 7:08 AM, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote:
Dear Rhonda :
This email is to confirm that we have received your order for our electric tricycle.
Your Order Number: 1409153004CET
Product: $1,394.50 Electric Tricycle
Extended warranty: $75.00
I still believe that in giving him the bike prior to him having done one single thing he has promised to do over the past month is an exercize in futility. I pray I am wrong and that he will not just take the bike and never move in the RV and end up right back where he started when the bike is destroyed under the bridge.AND THE DOT WILL NO LONGER LET HIM LIVE THERE SOON AS THEY KNOW HE HAS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE.
He had promised, once I took him to the set up RV, rent paid, utilities paid and on, RV stocked with every conceivable thing he could need, that he would start training the cats gradually over the next 2 weeks to eat and be fed elsewhere. HE HAS MADE NO EFFORT TO DO THIS.
I have shown him all the household goods and clothing that so many of you have generously donated to him, every time I picked them up at Bill's Liquor and tried to get him to go with me to put away in his RV. HE REFUSED EVERY SINGLE TIME.
I TOOK HIM THERE ONCE, HE STAYED TEN MINUTES AND HAS REFUSED TO GO BACK.
I gave him a copy of the Give Forward fundraiser where I showed him and left him a copy of the unbelievably generous donations of over $5,000 by so many of you to purchase the RV, and the Tricycle.
He had promised to work with Caring for Cats to get the cats neutered and re-located. HE REFUSES NOW TO DO THIS.
He promised, again, per the above paragraph, to go through all the bags of trash and possessions under the bridge and get to the outside so the garbage men could pick up and he would be left with just what he wanted to take to the RV, and I agreed to help him sanitize those contents before actually putting in the RV. HE HAS MADE NO EFFORT TO DO THIS.
So, many of you on here seems to think he just needs the electric tricycle and then all will be good.
So, he will have the trike. We hope and pray you are all right.