As US states start re-opening its our responsibility to do our best to protect our communities. The spread of Corona-virus (COVID-19) is our daily reality until a vaccine is available. We anticipate that schools will remain closed until August and senior living facilities will remain closed for visits until 2021. Therefore, all 1 FUR 1 programs are morphing by planning to offer ‘window visits’ in San Diego, Long Beach and Florida panhandle facilities and developing virtual education for students. Our #1fur1impact to children and seniors with disabilities will continue only, if we receive support from the public. Please consider a tax-deductible gift today.
At this time, ALL of our programs have been suspended until further notice. We’re working on developing AAA and AAT online educational resources and virtual events. In the meantime, our partners are delivering impact in other ways. From sawing face masks from leftover dog bandanas to fostering puppies and offering free online story-time. See what we did..
At 1FUR1 events everyone is welcome including your 4-legged best friends (no dog, no worries). But if you want to celebrate by shopping online – let us guide you to simple ways to save & donate for free. Click here to start…
1FUR1’s monthly newsletter documents our activities and accomplishments – the below listed archives provide a snapshot of our evolution month-over-month.
Education is the cornerstone of our mission so be sure to check the facts about animal assisted interventions. Heard of #1fur1impact? The animal blog is another great resource about the healing powers of the human-animal bond and much more…
Did you know? In 2019, 1FUR1 provided 1,971 animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions, free-of-charge in the past year alone (click here for details). These efforts impacted over 10,386 children and seniors with the help of 46 animals across 50 facilities. 1FUR1 continues to expand by visiting more hospitals, hospice units, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities, courthouses, victim service agencies and offices.
Do you need an assistance animal? We don’t provide trained animals or funding to individuals but click here for organizations that do.
Want to learn how animal can help people? Click here to see substantiated medical studies about alternative care through animal assisted interventions.