Welcome to Friends Fur Life Rescue!
What is Giving Tuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.
-from the www.givingtuesday.org website
From one of our supporters and volunteers:
I started as a foster for Friends Fur Life Rescue in the late winter of 2014. Didn’t take me long to realize this rescue is made up of some of the most compassionate, generous and determined people I’ve ever met! Friends Fur Life Rescue focuses on dogs at risk and doesn’t shy away from difficult cases like Bojangles and Roscoe, the Beagle Bros pictured, who were left at a local shelter. They were not only in terrible physical condition – both had double ear infections, Bo had severe dermatitis over his entire body and double cherry eyes, but they were broken souls as well. They were terrified and un-socialized, and Roscoe was fear aggressive, although to see them back then, one has to believe he just wanted to protect his brother Bo. A year and half later, after many vet trips, surgery for Bo, and more patience than one can imagine (along with a little training), these guys are happy and healthy!
Friends Fur Life Rescue doesn’t see age, breed, and physical or medical conditions as a deterrent. They see it as an opportunity to help those who need it most. Time and time again I’ve seen broken soul dogs come into this rescue and with love and care gain the confidence and strength they need to become great family companions!
Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match every Facebook fundraiser donation up to $1000 until the Gates Foundation meets their matching gift of $500,000! In addition Facebook is waiving transaction fees for Facebook Fundraisers up to $500,000!
Please consider making a tax-deductible eligible donation to Friends Fur Life Rescue through the #GivingTuesday fundraiser! It’s your support that allows Friends Fur Life to continue rescuing at-risk dogs!
• $10 is a day of boarding for a dog awaiting a foster home
• $35 will pay for a 30lb bag of 4Health Dog Food or a veterinary exam
• $45 is a combo Heartworm/Lyme Disease test
• $75 covers initial vaccines
• $100 will pay for an average neuter
• $150 will pay for an average spay
Join us on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 for an adoption event at the Christmas Tree Lot in the JC Penney parking lot in Martinsburg, WV. The event is from 11 AM to 2 PM. Come meet some of our adoptable pups that are in need of a home for the holidays!
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
On December 1st at Younger Nissan in Frederick, MD and December 7th from 5PM to 8PM at Younger Toyota in Hagerstown, MD Santa Claus will be available for pictures. Bring your furbabies to have their pictures taken with the big guy and snap that perfect Christmas card photo. A BIG thank to Younger for hosting these events!
Join us on Saturday December 10th, 2016 at the Pert Value Grand Opening in Charles Town, WV. If you're looking for a fantastic furry family member, one of our furbabies will make your home complete this holiday season!
Please consider donating some much-needed dog food for the rescue. Not only for our pups, but for our food bank as well.