Nearly 220 dogs plunged into the City Pool on August 26 at the Fur Kids Foundation Pooch Plunge! FKF is very excited to announce that plungers helped us raise nearly $1,400! We are so grateful for your generosity!
Photos are posted to the Foundation's Facebook page (in the 2017 Pooch Plunge album) and to the Facebook event, so please feel free to tag yourself in them and share them with your friends. We'd also love it if you posted photos or videos of your dogs in the Facebook event so others can see how much fun it was. Below are some photos – enjoy!
If you didn't know, the money raised at this event goes to help families with pets with emergency veterinary care. You can read about the pets we've helped in our Success Stories page. We are quite proud to say that roughly 75% of the money we raise goes to help local families with pets. Thank you for your support and we sure hope to see you at Pet-A-Palooza on September 9 from 10 am-4 pm at CAM-PLEX Park for more dog-a-rific fun!
We'd like to give a special shout out to the City of Gillette and Kay Friedlan and Micheala Cina with the Campbell County Recreation Center for letting us have this fundraiser at the City Pool. We also want to extend our thanks to Red Hills Veterinary Hospital veterinarians and staff for coming down to provide a free ear cleaning station to make sure your pets ears stay healthy after swimming! And, a HUGE shout out to the volunteers and board members who helped us run this event: Fawna, Daiton, Shannon, Tiffany, Crystal A., Crystal N, Diane, Donna, Mary M., Cody, Robynn, Linda, Mary L., Peggy, Felicia, Jill, Abbie, Melissa, Gillette Roller Derby, Bubba, Austin, and Conner! If you're interested in volunteering with the Foundation, please complete an application.
Special thanks to the following supporters of the 2017 Pooch Plunge:
Anastasia Blackwell Dog Training
Animal Medical Center of Wyoming
Best Friends Forever Mobile Pet Grooming
Cloud Peak Energy
Community Veterinary Clinic
First National Bank of Gillette
Fraternal Order of the Eagles - Aux. 2711
Gillette Optometric Clinic
The Knotty Salon
Lazy KT Designs
Darren and Kim Lynde
Masters of Ceremony
Overhead Door Co. of Gillette
Pet Grooming by Becky
Premier Home Mortgage
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital
S & S Builders, LLC
Peggy and Rod Seppala
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 animals in Campbell County.
Your donation saves lives. It goes to work helping animals in Campbell County receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Please contact the Foundation to learn more or donate now using PayPal.
The Fur Kids Foundation blog is written by board member and Founder Felicia. If you have ideas that you would like to see published in the blog such as concerns about pet-focused topics in the community or a funny story, please contact the Foundation. Enjoy!