Press Release —Animal Medical Center of Wyoming—a small and large animal hospital located in Gillette, Wyoming—announced last month that they have created an internal program to continually give back to Fur Kids Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps families with pets with emergency veterinary care.
“The cost of our patient’s veterinary bill will not increase, but we have decided to give a portion of the fee from every dog and cat visit to Fur Kids Foundation,” says Dr. Darren Lynde, DVM, Animal Medical Center Senior Partner. “This will allow for us to help support this fantastic group who helps keep people and their pets healthy, and together. We’re proud to support this organization, and hope our clients will be proud to support them as well.”
The connection between Animal Medical Center and Fur Kids Foundation runs deep. The veterinary clinic has supported the Foundation since its inception—participating at or being sponsors for events, and hosting an annual booth at the Foundation’s signature event, Pet-A-Palooza, since 2012.
“We are truly grateful for the support from Animal Medical Center, and their clients,” says Mary Melaragno, Fur Kids Foundation President and Founder. “When our group first formed in 2011, the veterinary team at AMC was one we leaned on to see if there was even a need for a group that would help families afford emergency veterinary care—they helped us determined that our idea was needed in our community. We are very fortunate to have so much support from our veterinary providers and community members in Campbell County.”
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 521 families in Campbell County, Wyoming and granted more than $88,400 in emergency veterinary care. The Foundation is completely volunteer ran, and 75% of the funds raised go directly to helping families with pets. Success stories can be viewed online at www.furkidsfoundation.org/success-stories.html.