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.
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.
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.