Because Fur Kids Foundation hasn't talked enough poo lately (ha!), please check out and share this great video encouraging you to Scoop the Poop (STP). If you see someone walking their dog, and they don't stop to STP, please encourage them to do so. Thank you to the Gillette Animal Shelter for sharing this on their Facebook page. Now, we need you to share it with all of your friends.
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May 1, 2015 Trash talk: We challenge Gillette dog owners to come out and scoop the poop with us!
If you’ve taken your pooch for a walk around our parks recently, you’ve seen quite a few piles of dog waste along the paths. As we all know, this isn’t healthy for our community; nor is it fun to step in. The Fur Kids Foundation board and volunteers have plan to improve this issue.
On Saturday, May 9, Keep Gillette Beautiful (KGB) is hosting its annual community cleanup, the Coal Country Trash-A-Thon from 9 am-noon, and Fur Kids Foundation has let the organization know that we plan to Scoop the Poop. If you walk your dog in a City of Gillette Park, or even a Campbell County Park, we want you to join us. We hear that the Gillette Dog Owners Group is looking to help with the effort as well. We’re hoping if we get enough volunteers, then we can scoop the poop at more parks!
KGB has asked that we keep track of how much waste is collected at the parks. That day, KGB will provide the bags, but if you do show up to help, can you please bring your own rake, shovel and gloves. We plan to weigh each bag and then we can throw the large bags of poop away at the park.
So, put on your poop fairy wings, roll up your sleeves, and join Fur Kids Foundation on May 9 to scoop some doggy poo!
If you have any questions about this event, please contact us or reach out to Michael Foote, the City of Gillette Sustainability Manager at 307.686.5228 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, download the flyer below and hang it up in your office to help us spread the word!
For the most part, all golden retriever are friendly and eager to please, and certainly loving—even when they are hurt.
Allow us to introduce Isa, a dynamic 1-year-old golden. The other day, Isa's mom came home to find that Isa had managed to cut her leg so severely that it was exposing the bone. Isa was rushed to Red Hills Veterinary Hospital where she was bandaged up, but they kept her overnight for observation. The culprit, according to Dr. Val, was potentially a rouge nail sticking out of a piece of wood.
Isa's mom is a single mother, who works full-time to support her family. She tries her best to save money, but it's often hard when you're on your own. Fur Kids Foundation was able to help Isa's mom with these unexpected bills.
We're happy to report that Isa is making a full recovery—she seems back to her spunky, goofy self. However, she's not liking the cone of shame.
If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money stays in Campbell County, Wyoming and helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
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!