Mary Melaragno is a founder and President of Fur Kids Foundation and a Case Manager. She keeps busy working with our case applicants and veterinary clinics, writing grants and creating fundraising events for the Foundation.
Mary is a Rapid City, SD, native who moved to Gillette, Wyoming in 2009. She is the Executive Director for the YES House Foundation. She has always been an animal person and grew up with many dogs and cats. Her love for animals truly grew after adopting Morgan the Bullmastiff from Big Dogs Huge Paws. She has often been quoted as saying Morgan has made her a better person. In 2015, Mary received a Top 40 Under 40 Award in the state, and in 2018 was an OC Elite 8 recipient. Mary is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming (and founding member of Kindness Wyoming) and Gillette Area Leadership Institute through the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce.
In her spare time, she spends time with her husband, Brandon, their adopted dogs Daisy, Hank, Roo and Molly, as well as their adopted cats, Lloyd, and Tubby. She is a coffee addict who enjoys volunteering for different organizations, watching Food Network, and spending time with her family. Most of all she loves being a dog mom and cat servant.
Contact Mary on the Fur Kids Foundation Contact Us page.