Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc. is approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. As an approved non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.
Our rescue is totally funded by donations from animal lovers like you! We cannot do what we do without you!
When our rescue was founded in February, 2014, our mission was defined to help the dogs who need us the most - the ones with medical needs that go beyond the "normal" vaccines and tests, and spay/neuter that we do for all dogs coming into the rescue - and the dogs needing training and rehabilitation to help them become the best dogs they can be.
We have plans for 2018 but we can only achieve them with your help!
In 2017 we expanded quickly, and we want to be able to do more this year. The number of dogs we can help, and the extent to which we can take on medical cases and dogs in need of training, is totally dependent on your generosity.
We maintain two funds - one for medical care and one for training. Our goal for 2018 is to raise a minimum of $20,000 for each fund. That sounds like a lot, we know - but consider this:
In 2017 rescued Chico - he lived in a basement prior to going to a home with a woman who had a huge heart, but did not have the ability to handle Chico. Chico was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease after our rescue took over his medical care. He also was badly in need of training. He has completed a 5-week program in a residential training facility and is doing well. All told, his medical and training expenses top $4,000.
In addition, we provided life-saving surgery for a dog with closed pyometra, are in the midst of treating a dog with Cushings Disease, another dog also with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, provided surgery for a dog needing both eyes removed as a result of end-stage glaucoma, several hernia repairs, surgery for a dog with mast cell cancer .... and the list goes on! We also currently have three dogs in the rescue in hospice care - they will remain with us for the rest of their lives, in loving foster homes, receiving the best medical care we can provide consistent with the recommendations of our vet - for as long as their quality of life remains good.
Also in 2017, several of our dogs have been in local board and train programs and have received consistent in-home training.
Without the care we were able to provide, none of these dogs would have stood a chance! They would not have been adoptable without the medical care and training we were able to provide.
This year, we are dedicated to expand both parts of our mission - and we need the help of all of you to do it!
You can donate using your debit or credit card by clicking on the "donate" button below, or you can mail donations to us at:
Furry Friends Foster and Rescue, Inc., 64 Thomaston Road Harwintion, CT 06791
None of us can do this alone, but as a team we can make a real difference for the dogs still waiting for our help!
Please give as generously as you can - it always takes a village!