This is Bear, a 4-year-old Newfoundland Mix. Some of you may recognize this handsome escape artist as Fur Kids Foundation helped Bear’s family last December when he and his sister were gallivanting around Gillette, resulting in Bear being hit by a car. FKF (and Bear’s family) were hoping he would have learned his lesson, but it sounds like he may still be getting into things he shouldn’t.
Bear’s family came home to him a mess in their house recently – and, the culprit was Bear. He had a punctured foot, and was bleeding all over. His family tried the best they could to stop the bleeding on their own, but realized he needed to see a vet when they couldn’t get it stopped.
At the vet, Bear was sedated and received stitches—as well as that dreaded cone of shame—but is slated to make a full recovery.
Bear’s mom is a single mom with three children, and this unexpected bill was more than she could afford. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were able to help.
Fur Kids Foundation was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation® to be used to help the Gillette, Wyoming charity with their emergency veterinary assistance program. This funding helped the Foundation grant money to help Bear’s family with the vet visit. If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money 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!