This handsome boy is Blu, a 4 month-old hound dog. In June 2018, Blu went missing and couldn’t be found anywhere. His mom called the Animal Shelter in Gillette, Wyoming and posted all over social media, but nobody had seen Blu. They were afraid they would never see him again. A full 24 hours after he went missing, his family came home to see Blu laying in the yard in really bad shape. Blu's legs were tore up and swollen and it was clear to them that he was in pain when he tried to walk. They quickly rushed him to the vet.
At the vet, they learned that Blu had two dislocated toes and a lot of swelling in his back legs. Blu had to stay overnight at the vet a few nights on fluids and some medication. This expense was completely unexpected, and his family—a single mom with three kids—was facing a very pricey vet bill, with no way of being able to cover the costs quickly. They applied to Fur Kids Foundation, and we were happy to help.
His family doesn't know if he got into a fight with something much bigger, or was hit by a car, they're just thankful he's safe and ok. We’re happy to report that Blu is doing well, and is expected to make a full recovery!
In the summer, it’s wonderful to let your pets outside to bask in the sun, or just enjoy the outdoors. However, Fur Kids Foundation often sees a lot of cases where pets get unknown injuries. Our board and volunteers encourage pet owners to take a few minutes to look over their yard or wherever you keep your pets. Make sure your pets are safe and secure when you are away, or not able to pay attention to them the full time while you are home. This may help you limit the change for your pet to get injured unexpectedly. For more in-depth reading, check out the How to Dog-Proof Your Backyard blog.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming 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!