July 6, 2016—Gillette, WY--Fur Kids Foundation (FKF) was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation in support of the Foundation’s emergency veterinary assistance program. FKF will use the award to provide grants to families with pets in Campbell County, Wyoming.
“We are very grateful for the support from the Banfield Foundation,” says Mary Melaragno, Fur Kids Foundation president and founder. “This funding will help the Foundation continue its mission of saving lives, and keeping people and their pets together when the community needs it most.”
All too often animals suffer needlessly or are put down because of expensive veterinary bills. That’s when families in Campbell County, Wyoming can turn to Fur Kids Foundation for help. Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of families with animals. Since the program’s inception, Fur Kids Foundation has helped more than 300 families with pets receive treatment—totaling more than $44,400 in aid. Success stories can be found on FKF’s website, www.furkidsfoundation.org.
Established in 2015, The Banfield Foundation is committed to supporting programs that provide veterinary assistance to pet owners and that work to keep pets in homes with their families.
About Banfield Foundation Founded in 2015 by Banfield Pet Hospital®, the Banfield Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to improving the well-being of pets and communities. Their mission is to elevate the power of the human-animal bond, strengthen the pet welfare community, provide disaster relief for pets and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. The Banfield Foundation also offers support for all aspects of veterinary care and provides grants to nonprofit organizations in order keep pets healthy and in loving homes. For more information visit www.BanfieldFoundation.org or follow them at www.Facebook.com/BanfieldFoundation.
About Fur Kids Foundation Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of families with animals in Campbell County, Wyoming. Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has helped more than 300 families and granted more than $44,400 in aid. For more information, visit www.furkidsfoundation.org. Find us on www.facebook.com/furkidsfoundation. Follow us on Twitter, @furkidswyo. Read our blog.