Banfield Foundation Awards $3,500 Grant to Fur Kids Foundation

Written by on October 23, 2017

Press Release —Fur Kids Foundation (FKF) was recently awarded a $3,500 grant from the Banfield Foundation in support of the Foundation’s emergency veterinary assistance program. The funds will be used to provide grants to families with pets in Campbell County, Wyoming. This is the second time FKF has applied and received funding from the Banfield Foundation.

“The grant from Banfield Foundation allows Fur Kids Foundation to help local families afford emergency veterinary care—it helps us keep families and their beloved pets together,” says Mary Melaragno, Fur Kids Foundation president and founder. “We are very grateful for the support from the Banfield Foundation.”

All too often animals suffer needlessly or are put down because of expensive veterinary bills. That’s when families in Campbell County, Wyoming can turn to Fur Kids Foundation for help. 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. Since the program’s inception, Fur Kids Foundation has helped 442 families with pets receive treatment—totaling more than $71,000 in aid. Success stories can be found on FKF’s website,

Established in 2015, The Banfield Foundation is committed to supporting programs that provide veterinary assistance to pet owners and that work to keep pets in homes with their families.

About Banfield FoundationTM

At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. For more information, visit, or follow us at

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 442 families and granted more than 71,000 in aid. For more information, visit Find us on Follow us on Twitter, @furkidswyo. Read our blog.

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