Meet Dexter, a 10-year-old Border Collie mix, who is a typical old man, a little pudgy, but for the most part he’s healthy.
His mom's primary income was delivery groceries, so when she hurt her ankle and needed surgery she was no longer able to do her job while she healed. During this time, she noticed Dexter had a mass growing on his gums; one had burst and would not stop bleeding. She was worried about her old man and knew he needed to be examined at a vet’s office right away.
Fur Kids Foundation also encourages all pet parents to do annual dental exams with their dogs. Dental disease can impact your dog's heart, kidney, liver, lungs and even bladder; and poor dental health can lead to horrible infections. Not to mention pain for your dog. You can read more about this in this Dog Quality blog, Dental Health in Older Dogs.
Not working, Dexter’s mom knew she was going to need help to pay her bills. She applied with Fur Kids Foundation and we were able to help with removing the bad teeth and cleaning up the cyst, along with a few other bumps on his body. We’re very happy to report that Dexter’s made a full recovery and is feeling better already.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation is 100% run by dedicated volunteers who give their time to help the Foundation raise money with events, take applications, and spread the word about the good work the Foundation does in Campbell County, Wyoming. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help local families with animals afford emergency veterinary care, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or signing up to become a volunteer. Read 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!