One of Four Legs & Fur’s board members, Berta Bryner (in blue on the right), got a great surprise when she visited the class. And we just want to say how wonderful we think the class members of Diane Venancio’s T.O.P.S. class at Hermitage High are! Not only did they work to donate money to Four Legs and Fur, but as you can see they also contributed food, toys, bowls and much more, All of these are being put to good use with new adoptive pets, and to help those who could not afford to feed their own animals.
It’s great, selfless and generous contributions from kids like these that give us much hope for the future. Big puppy snuggles to each of them — the furry friends are truly grateful!
We are deeply grateful to the folks at Hickory County Community Wellness Foundation for choosing Four Legs and Fur Animal Society to be the recipient of one of their grants, which was awarded this past Saturday.
Every dime we raise is spent on helping animals to be spayed or neutered or people to receive the pet foods they need so they can keep their pets in their home. We all know that especially for those with a disability and/or who are seniors living alone, often having a companion animal is the way they avoid loneliness and isolation.
So this grant is a huge help, and since a single spay or neuter can cost up to $85, I’m sure it will be quickly consumed. Remember that without your continued support and donations, we won’t be able to keep helping as we now are. You can send anything you like to PO Box 173, Hermitage, MO, and the animals will thank you if you do.
We want to acknowledge an extremely talented young Hermitage High School Art student who developed the Four Legs and Fur Logo: Sareena Yates.
As we all know, one of the best ways to ensure that seniors avoid the isolation that is so common is for them to enjoy a companion animal. But living on a fixed income often places them in the position of having to choose whether they get to eat or their pets do.
So Four Legs and Fur has been proud to volunteer at the McCarty Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program to provide their participants with pet food as well as meals. To-date, over 800 pounds of food have been bagged by our members and distributed to those with animals in need.
Here we are, October 10th, at the Pittsburg music festival, enjoying good food, good music and the donations of food and items that many came to give to Four Legs today. Thank you everyone for your participation. Without it we don’t exist!
We’ve been busy distributing food to seniors who could no longer feed their pets, as well as others.
Through both partnerships with Meals on Wheels and direct purchases, nearly 1,000 pounds now! See our more recent post for how we’re helping the McCarty Senior Center’s seniors keep their pets fed.
We’re hoping to get a direct contact with food manufacturers so we can do even more.
All of us old Luddite ladies at Four Legs and Fur are excited about the idea of becoming bloggers and letting you know the great things we’ve been doing to help Hickory County’s companion animals.
In the last three months, we’ve helped get over thirty cats and dogs spayed or neutered; distributed nearly 1,000 pounds of cat and dog food to seniors and others who would otherwise not be able to keep their pets; and found loving forever homes for thirteen cats and dogs. Whew! A lot of work, but so totally worth it!
The only way we can keep doing what we do is when great people like you donate. Every dollar helps. So please send your donations to PO Box 173, Hermitage, Missouri 65668. We are a 501 (3) c organization and you will get a tax-deductible receipt from us at the end of the year, and a LOT of thanks from the animals right away!