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 2017 but we can only achieve them with your help!
In 2016 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 2017 is to raise a minimum of $20,000 for each fund. That sounds like a lot, we know - but consider this:
In 2016 we had heart surgery performed on a dog with a congenital heart defect at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. That surgery ALONE was at a cost of approximately $5,000, including pre-surgical diagnostics and follow-ups. Without it, Ramsey's life would have been short and his quality of life would have deteriorated rapidly. Now he is well, and can go on to live a long, healthy happy life.
In addition, we helped two dogs who needed eye removal, several dogs in need of hernia repair, four dogs who were heartworm positive and underwent treatment, several dogs with tumors that needed removal (thankfully they weren't cancer!), several dogs needing cherry eye surgery ... and the list goes on!
Also in 2016, we have put three dogs through board and trains at a cost of $3,000, and have had several dogs in long-term in-home training at a cost of another $3,000, as well as a number of dogs who needed short-term in-home training (defined as needing fewer than four training sessions) costing approximately $2,000 total.
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!