Press Release —Local nonprofit Fur Kids Foundation is hosting a gaggle of fundraisers in May to help raise money for Campbell County, Wyoming families who need help with emergency veterinary care. Fundraisers include:
- Round Up for Pets: Residents are encouraged to swing by Dairy Queen at 2003 S. Douglas Highway in Gillette the month of May to round up their purchase to the nearest dollar, or to make an additional donation to Fur Kids Foundation. Patrons are even encourage to bring their own fur kid through the drive through and request a doggy dish, aka a complimentary small cup of vanilla ice cream. Score one of those, and Fur Kids Foundation encourages folks to share it on its Facebook page! Dairy Queen will also be host to the Foundation’s second Tail Talks social mixer on Monday, May 21 from 6-7 pm. Come by and learn about the great things DQ is doing for our community, and enjoy some tasty ice cream.
- Ladies Night Out: Held on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-7 pm at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center Flex Space, 3807 College Drive, Ladies Night Out is just in time for Mother’s Day. This event will feature 21 vendors offering items that are purrfect for your favorite mother, such as make up, clothing, accessories, jewelry, rustic items and so much more. Light hors d’oeuvres, goodies and beverages will be available for a donation, and attendees can participate in a 50/50 raffle and bid on items from vendors. This year the event will feature Vendor Bingo, where each attendee is given a bingo card with a square corresponding to each vendor booth. Attendees are encouraged to visit each booth to learn about their product/service and get their entire card stamped/initialed to enter to win a door prize.
- Pizza of the Week: Pizza Carrello is holding a Pizza of the Week fundraiser for Fur Kids Foundation from Tuesday, May 29 through Monday, June 4! Profits from that week’s Pizza of the Week sales will return to the Foundation. The featured pizza will be announced on Sunday, May 27 around 3 pm—watch the Foundation’s Facebook page for complete details.
And, stay tuned for the Foundation’s signature event, Pet-A-Palooza, happening Saturday, June 2, from 8 am-1 pm at CAM-PLEX Park Shelter No. 5. For those who don’t know, Pet-A-Palooza is an all-day pet festival held in Gillette, Wyoming that features the Fast and the FURRiest Fun Walk, Pawject Runway fashion show for dogs, the Small Dog Showdown 40-foot dog race for pups under 20 pounds, 4-H dog agility and dog demonstrations, as well as silent auction tables and pet-related products and services, and more. More details about this pawtastic event can be found on Facebook and www.furkidsfoundation.org/pap.html
As of April 30, the Foundation has granted more than $12,200 in emergency veterinary care in 2018—the same time last year, it had only granted $3,786. These fundraisers are how Fur Kids Foundation raises the money needed to help local families with pets afford unexpected veterinary care. More than 75% of the funds the Foundation raises go toward FKF’s mission. Success stories can be viewed online at www.furkidsfoundation.org/success-stories.html.
About Fur Kids Foundation
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 families with animals in Campbell County, Wyoming. Since September 2012, Fur Kids Foundation has helped 519 families in Campbell County, Wyoming and granted more than $88,300 in aid. For more information, visit www.furkidsfoundation.org. Find us on www.facebook.com/furkidsfoundation. Follow us on Twitter, @furkidswyo. Read our blog.