Thank you to everyone who joined the Fur Kids Foundation pack at Pet-A-Palooza on September 9. The board of directors is very pleased to announce that supporters of the Foundation helped us raise more than $8,500! We also had more than $5,290 given to the Foundation for in-kind donations and silent auction items! We have an amazingly generous community, and we are truly grateful for the support.
Photos of the event are posted in our Facebook album, 2017 Pet-A-Palooza. We encourage you to tag yourself or your friends in the photos and share them with your followers.
We owe a huge paw of applause to Fur Kids Foundation’s volunteers. This year, several of them helped us gather items for our Silent Auction, helped us find vendors and sponsors, planned Pawject Runway and the Small Dog Showdown, and even found other people to volunteer at the event. Fur Kids Foundation is very lucky to have such a great group of people in our pack.
Before we sign off, we need to give a hand to the businesses and individuals who help this great event happen in our community. Without their help, we couldn't help as many families with pets with emergency veterinary care. Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has helped more than 430 families and granted more than $70,000 in aid! Our vendors at the event were really paw-some, as were all the people and businesses who donated to the Silent Auction tables. These businesses and individuals include:
And last, but certainly not least, a big round of applause to the businesses and individuals listed below for their support of this event and Fur Kids Foundation Pooch Plunge on August 26, which brought in nearly $1,400 as well. If you do business with any of these businesses, or know these individuals, please thank them for supporting us.
Anastasia Blackwell Dog Training
Best Friends Forever Mobile Pet Grooming
First Interstate Bank of Gillette
First National Bank of Gillette
Fraternal Order of the Eagles-Aux. 2711
Gillette Optometric Clinic
The Knotty Salon
Lazy KT Designs
Darren & Kim Lynde
Master's of Ceremony
Overhead Door Co. of Gillette
Pet Grooming by Becky
Premier Home Mortgage
Peggy & Rod Seppala
S&S Builders, LLC
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!