Some 200 dogs took a dip in the Pool today at the Fur Kids Foundation Pooch Plunge and plungers helped us raise over $1,050! Thank you so very much! Photos are posted to the Foundation's Facebook page (in the 2016 Pooch Plunge album) and to the Facebook event, so please feel free to tag yourself in them and share them with your friends. We'd also love it if you posted photos or videos of your dogs in the Facebook event so others can see how much fun it was. Below are some photos submitted by attendees -- enjoy!
If you didn't know, the money raised at this event goes to help families with pets with emergency veterinary care. You can read about the pets we've helped in our Success Stories page. We are quite proud to say that roughly 80% of the money we raise goes to help local families with pets. Thank you for your support and we sure hope to see you at Pet-A-Palooza on September 10 at CAM-PLEX Park for more paw-tastic fun!
We'd like to give a special shout out to the City of Gillette and Kay Friedlan and Micheala Cina with the Campbell County Recreation Center for letting us have this fundraiser at the City Pool. And, a HUGE shout out to the volunteers and board members who helped us run this event: Andi, Lynn, Fawna, Tiffany, Crystal, Leah, Erin, Jordan, Laura, Elise, Diane, Donna, Val, Cassie, Mary M., Tara, Cody, Robynn, Linda, Mary L., Shannon, Greg and Britt! If you're interested in volunteering with the Foundation, please complete an application.
For those who may or may not received a goodie bag from Annabelle's Cookies, you can find her products at: Joni's Art & More, 401 E. Lakeway, Ste. A., in Gillette! She'll also be a vendor at Pet-A-Palooza. And, she has a website where orders can be placed: www.annabellescookies.com.
Special thanks to the following supporters of the 2016 Pooch Plunge:
Allison's Pantry - Melissa Wrigley
Alignment Pros Point S Tire & Auto Service
Animal Medical Center of Wyoming
Dwight & Marjorie Bremer
Cloud Peak Energy
Dandy Candy / Hays Family Concessions
Jamie Pedersen, ERA Priority Real Estate
First Interstate Bank
First National Bank of Gillette
Gillette Optometric Clinic
The Knotty Salon
John Henry's Country Kennel
Lost Cabin Construction, LLC
Masters of Ceremony
Robynn Nehl Pet Grooming
The Overhead Door Company of Gillette
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital
Peggy & Rod Seppala
S&S Builders, LLC
Susan McKay CPA, LLC
Thars Feed and Ranch Supply
Thunder Basin Veterinary Clinic
Wyoming Art & Frame
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!