This adorable mug is Gus, a 3-year-old American Bully. In February, Fur Kids Foundation helped his family with his brother Mugsy, who had a blockage caused by swallowing a whole toy. So, when Gus was showing similar symptoms (vomiting and no energy) his parents feared that Gus also had a blockage, so they rushed him to the vet.
Thankfully, Gus only had a bacterial infection that was causing his tummy troubles, and that can easily be fixed with medication.
His dad's hours were cut back this year, and the timing was not right for Gus to get sick, so his family applied to Fur Kids Foundation again for help.
For those who don’t know, Fur Kids Foundation does have a limit on the emergency veterinary assistance that we do provide, so we can continue to help families with pets in our area. Gus’ family had not hit that limit with Mugsy, so we were able to help them again with Gus. The Foundation does encourage families to be responsible pet owners and try to save for medical emergencies; however, we do realize that some emergencies cannot be planned for. Having two pets fall ill in 2018 was hard on this family, and we are happy that we were able to help them out. Thankfully, both Mugsy and Gus are doing well.
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!