August 7, 2020—GILLETTE, WYOMING--Fur Kids Foundation, with support from Campbell County and the City of Gillette, is hosting a Pooch Plunge! Bring your dog to the Gillette City Pool, 909 S. Gillette Avenue, on Saturday, August 15. This year the Foundation is hosting three sessions:
Tennis balls and treats provided. Cost is $5 per dog per session, humans get in free.
The health and safety of attendees and volunteers are very important to Fur Kids Foundation. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), pre-registration and pre-payment is required to attend the Pooch Plunge. This can be taken online at www.furkidsfoundation.org/ppreg.html. Only 100 attendees can come per session. Participants are encouraged to wear a face shield or mask during the event; however, masks or shields will not be provided. Participants will be encouraged to practice safe physical (social) distancing at the event. If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus within 14 days before the Pooch Plunge, or you feel sick the day of the event, we ask that you do not attend.
Humans will not be allowed to play in the pool with their pups. Participants are asked to only bring dogs who are people and dog friendly to the event, and to keep control of their dog at all times.
The staff at Red Hills Veterinary Hospital are helping Fur Kids Foundation make sure attendees’ pooches’ ears are in great health after playing in the water at the Plunge, so they have volunteered their time to make sure they are cleaned properly before you leave the event for FREE.
Nonprofit also hosts Pet Photo Contest
Fur Kids Foundation’s 2020 Pet Photo Contest runs until September 15. Entries are free; votes are $1 each; all donations are tax deductible. Participants with the most votes have their photos featured on the cover and the months inside the 2021 Pet Photo Calendar. Participants can also "save a day" for $10 and guarantee to have their pet's photo in the calendar on a specific day, or pre-order a calendar for $15. Photos should contain pets only. Enter today at www.gogophotocontest.com/fkf.
About Fur Kids Foundation
Fur Kids Foundation provides families with pets access to emergency veterinary care when they cannot afford it. Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has helped more than 790 families in Campbell County, Wyoming and granted $153,404.55. For more information, or to complete an application, please visit www.furkidsfoundation.org.
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!