Most families can cope with the financial commitment involved in the day to day care of their fur kids. However, those that demonstrate a need are faced with a much bigger issue when their pet is ill or injured, and has to be taken to the vet. All too often animals suffer needlessly or are put down because of expensive veterinary bills.
Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has been able to help more than 25 families in Campbell County, granting more than $5,500 in aid. We couldn’t have done any of it without the help of our donors, volunteers and supporters. Fur Kids Foundation works to help local families and their pets stay healthy 365 days of the year. And we’re all volunteers.
Meet Cocoa, a beautiful 11-month-old Boston terrier/pug who had an unfortunate incident after she was spayed—her mom found her near death after her stitches reopened. Cocoa’s mom had to rush her to the vet for another surgery and Cocoa had to spend a couple of days with the vet recuperating. The additional costs were too much for Cocoa’s family to bear, so they reached out to the Foundation for assistance. We were very happy to help Cocoa and wish her and her family a joyous future of playing together.
And then there’s the story of Cowboy, a loving black cat who had to be taken to the vet because of an obstructed urinary tract—a potentially fatal condition that can cost a family nearly $1,000 for treatment. Luckily the vets were familiar with Fur Kids Foundation, and called on behalf of the Cowboy’s owners, who were struggling coming up with payment for the procedure to save Cowboy’s life. The Foundation is happy to report that we were able to keep this fur kid healthy for his family.
We can’t thank you enough for your support. Together, we can help more families whose pets have unexpectedly become ill or been injured like Angus, a 6-year-old Dachshund/Chihuahua the Foundation helped who sustained severe cuts to his face after an accident in his family’s backyard. Angus’ mom reached out to the Foundation for help because she was unemployed but knew Angus needed treatment quickly. Angus is now healing happily at home and bossing the neighbor dogs around as usual. His incident also inspired the Foundation to write a blog about dog-proofing your backyard because of the incident—further educating our supporters about what to look out for in their own yards.
We have many stories like Cocoa, Cowboy and Angus. And we were only able to help these loved fur kids because of supporters like you. The average cost of the cases we have helped is $200, but we have given as much as $665. The Foundation only provides assistance to residents in Campbell County, Wyoming—so you are helping your neighbors and friends, and maybe family, when you donate to the Foundation.
Your donation truly saves lives. It goes to work helping animals receive adequate veterinary care during a time when their family may not be able to afford it. Fur Kids Foundation can only provide assistance to families with animals due to support from businesses, donations by individuals and fundraisers. Please help this volunteer board continue its mission and donate today.
Fur Kids Foundation Board of Directors
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!