Meet Bear, an unaltered 3-year-old Newfoundland mix who met with some wintery mischief.
During a recent snow storm (paired with our wonderful Wyoming wind) that left Gillette with some rather large drifts, Bear and his sister escaped out of their yard. Unfortunately during this excursion, Bear was hit by a car. Some good Samaritans saw Bear injured on the side of the road with his sister, but the dogs weren’t wearing proper identification. So, these wonderful people took to Facebook to search for Bear’s owner, and got lucky.
Bear’s mom is a single mother of with three children. When she heard that Bear had been hit by a car, and his sister was with him, she reached out to Fur Kids Foundation for help with emergency veterinary care. Bear was rushed to the vet clinic where it was found that he was just a little bruised and sore, and thankfully nothing major.
If your dog is every struck by a car, you must take them to a vet clinic immediately to be evaluated. Being hit by a car can often result in a broken bone, cause internal bleeding, cause the dog to go into shock, and many other issues that only a veterinarian can treat.
Millions of cats and dogs are lost each year in the United States. What's heartbreaking is that only 10-30 percent of lost dogs and only 5 percent of lost cats are reunited with their families because they had proper identification – either an ID tag or a microchip. Bear and his sister were lucky a good Samaritan searched for their owner on Facebook, and found them. For those who don’t have them: ID tags for collars can be found at nearly all the pet stores in Gillette, or your vet’s office. Please (please) take the time to get proper identification for your pet.
Fur Kids Foundation is grateful for the dedication of our volunteers and supporters who have helped local families stay happy and healthy, and together! If you would like to help Fur Kids Foundation continue to help families in Campbell County, Wyoming with animals, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The money helps families during a time when they may not be able to afford adequate veterinary care. Check out more Success Stories.
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!