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December Exciting News and Lots of Changes!

We posted this on the GoFundMe campaign site and wanted to repost it here:


Hi Everyone, and happy holidays to you all! We have a few pretty major updates that I wanted to share with you all. Don’t worry, it’s actually great news and I think you’ll be very happy!


First, we now have a sponsor for the film which is HUGE!!! We can now finish the film without stopping to apply for grants or wait on other fundraising which really helps us with the momentum of the project. We are really lucky that we got put in touch with two private donors that want to see this project get finished, and this all came about as a connection from one of our participants in the film. We are beyond blessed and excited that this has all worked out! There really are angels on this earth!! This couldn’t have come at a better time and I am so happy that the film is going to be even better than we ever anticipated with this kind of support!


Second, after tons of feedback from ALL OF YOU! and from our colleagues and friends, and those that we have met and interviewed, as well as from comments on our social media about the film, we have decided to change the title from “Not One More Vet” to “The Cost of Caring.” We spoke with the Not One More Vet organization and they completely understand and support this choice. We just couldn’t ignore the feedback, and with adding so much more into the story about not just vets, but all other pet professionals, as well as delving deeper into other storylines, the new title seems to encompass more of that the film will represent once finished. We are really excited about this change and have moved forward with a new website and updated poster. The new website is www.thecostofcaringmovie.com and the initial website for the film will now redirect to this site.


Lastly, because we now have the funding, we will remove the GoFundMe campaign and make it inactive. I know, on the one hand it’s sad because SO MUCH started with this campaign, and it got the film catapulted into production. But on the other hand, it’s a good thing because it means we can now take the film into completion without waiting on future donations. We want to thank everyone who donated, without your support we wouldn’t be where we are today!! Our plan is to include all of the names from this campaign in the final credits of the film so you’re never forgotten for your donation and support of this project. If you made an anonymous donation, please email me through our new website and let me know if you’d like to be included in the credits, and we will make sure you get put in there. We did keep all of the updates from this campaign on the new site’s blog page, and we will continue to make updates there, so you can still follow our progress that way. Do make sure to check in there as that is where you will get notified as to the progress of the finished film like when it will be heading into post-production and when it will be in festivals or available to the general public.


The new timeline for the film is to finish production through the spring, editing in early summer, and then get the final film into festivals for the autumn and winter circuits. This is when the top tier festivals show their programming and is the best chance for us to get a distributor and get this out to the general public. We want as many eyes on the film as possible so we can create the positive change we’ve talked about and help stop this crisis.


Again, thank you all so very much for all that you did to donate and get this project started. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!!

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bandsean18
Dec 27, 2021

We have raised a $100 to donate towards the documentary. When I went to the GoFundMe page to donate, I found this. Can you please let me know the best way to get you the $100. Thank you for what you are doing.

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Marie Barnas
Dec 29, 2021
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Hi There! I am so sorry for the late reply, there has been a lot to keep up with and we tried to take a small break for the holiday! THANK YOU for writing us and for this donation!! We will definitely keep accepting donations, we just have to get things finalized with our new account - because we now have a sponsor, we were now able to set things up through our university non-profit office (yay!) but the university is closed until Jan. 3. It will likely be through that week that things will get finalized. I will make a blog post with that info here on our website with those instructions as we would obviously still like to…

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