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Here's where FKF used your donations this month!

Fur Kids Foundation had a busy May with emergency veterinary visits, and we need you more than ever right now. Can you help?

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May 2020 was busy for FKF

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: 
  • becoming a Fundraising Champion for FKF during WyoGives (check out how Felicia is helping)
  • create events or fundraisers that would benefit the Foundation 
  • hang posters for events the Foundation holds
  • help us find other supporters for the Foundation 
  • share our posts on social media or by talking about the Foundation with friends and family 
  • work on marketing items or other promotional material
  • write blogs about topics the animal community would appreciate 
  • write thank you cards to donors or supporters
As always, we appreciate all you do for the Foundation. We could not help families with pets in Campbell County, Wyoming afford emergency veterinary care without your support. Thank you!
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WyoGives Update!

FKF WyoGives Goal: $5,000 and five new volunteers

As we told you last month, Fur Kids Foundation is part of WyoGives! All too often animals suffer needlessly or are put down due to expensive veterinary bills. Created in November 2011, FKF helps families with pets afford emergency veterinary care when they cannot afford it in Campbell County, Wyoming. Many people have been laid off in Campbell County due to changing national and worldwide energy needs and wants, and due to the devastating effects that COVID-19 has had on our national and state economy. Fur Kids Foundation has seen an uptick in families who need help when their pet gets hurt or ill unexpectedly. 

Nine nonprofits in Campbell County have signed on to participate in WyoGives, an initiative of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network that is designed to bring the state together as one community to raise money and awareness for Wyoming’s nonprofits. Local nonprofits joining us include:  Scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, this 24-hour day of giving takes place virtually at wyogives.org. This is the first year this online fundraising day has been hosted in the state. The event is held on GiveGab, an online fundraising platform where individuals can search and donate to nonprofits across the state. The platform also allows smaller nonprofits a chance to fundraise alongside more well-known organizations, broadening their reach to a larger audience to help raise more money.

Thanks to GiveGab, each nonprofit that participates can create a separate and customizable webpage for secure donations. GiveGab also provides the Wyoming Nonprofit Network a way to thoroughly vet the charities that participate to ensure donations go to worthwhile causes and good stewards of funds.

For more information on WyoGives and how you can help FKF with their goal, contact Felicia Messimer at furkidsfoundation@gmail.com or 307-363-1132. 
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If you shop at Amazon.com, check this out!

AmazonSmile customers can now support Fur Kids Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on Apple (iOS) and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
Last quarter you helped us raise $75.58! Since 2014 you've helped us raise over $1,600, just by shopping online. Thank you!
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Your support helped us keep these pets with their families. 

Read more stories of the pets you've helped stay healthy and with their families on the Success Stories page
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