Fur Kids Foundation is helping more families than ever due to the economy and COVID-19. And, because of this virus, we have had to call off several of our money making events such as the Spring Bazaar, Pup Crawl, and the Watermelon Eating Contest. (Please keep your fingers crossed for Pooch Plunge; we hope to have details soon.)
We were able to raise $450 during Sleepy Hollow Days from some volunteers who set up a Garage Sale for the Foundation; special thanks to Marci, Crystal and Nikki for their help. We are also looking forward to participating in WyoGives, and will soon announce the dates for our Photo Contest for our annual Pet Photo Calendar! Every little bit helps out so much, so we thank you for your support.
In the month of May, Fur Kids Foundation helped 10 families and had 12 applications, granting $5,238.62 in emergency veterinary care. June is proving to be busy as well, as we've already assisted four families for $1,500.
For those who don't know: Applicants aren't approved for a handful of reasons: they don't qualify financially, they've met the max amount we can help a family, they have not submitted their necessary information, etc. Also, FKF does not cover 100% of the medical expense, or past due accounts. If approved, funds are paid directly to the veterinary clinic. If you ever have a question about the approval process, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We are looking for people who may be interested in being volunteers. Our largest need is for those who could help on our Applications Committee. The Applications Committee works with applicants seeking assistance by reviewing their applications, following up with them to receive their information (proof of income, picture ID and a picture of the pet), and works with the vet clinic. The Case Managers alternate being "on-call." Currently case managers work cases every other month. The commitment from this committee is anywhere from a few hours a month to 20+ hours a month; it all depends on how many cases FKF receives. If you are interested in being on the Applications Committee, please contact us.
We are also looking for volunteer help in the following areas:
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!