Mission News

So far this year, we’ve been able to give 5,099 smiles and counting…*

1FUR1 Foundation’s goal this year is to impact the lives of 8,000 children and seniors with disabilities in the U.S.A. (See our 2018 Semi-Annual Report) In the first half of the year, we’ve completed 1,281 free-of-charge animal assisted programs. 1FUR1’s impact can be measured by the animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions which:

  • Educate of 2,857 students with disabilities with the help of 17 caring therapy dogs
  • Enrich the lives of 239 seniors with disabilities with the help of 1FUR1 ambassadors; 3 dogs and 1 cat
  • Assist 1,414 child crime victims go through the judicial process with the help of 23 supportive canine advocates
  • Brighten the day of 139 hospital patients recovering and/or living with life-threatening illness
  • Aid the growth of 2 children with Autism learn how to verbally communicate, develop emotional awareness and improve motor skills through weekly AAT session with 2 mini horses and now a mini donkey named Millie.

Did you know? 1FUR1 provided 2,453 animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions, free-of-charge in the past year alone (click here for 2017 annual report).  These efforts impacted over 6,100 children and seniors with the help of 41 animals across 36 facilities. 1FUR1 continues to expand by visiting more hospitals, hospice units, long-term care facilities, assisted living communities, courthouses, victim service agencies and offices.

Helpful Resources

Want to learn how animal can help people?  Click here to get useful industry contacts, learn the facts and see substantiated medical studies about animals.

Do you know of a deserving nonprofit? Click here to see our grant guidelines and learn about the process.

Are you a person in need of an assistance animals? We don’t provide trained animals or funding to individuals but click here for organizations that do.


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1 FUR 1 Animal BlogThe 1FUR1 animal blog where people celebrate pet holidays, learn useful tips, believe unique and heartwarming stories. Click here to lend a hand.  As a 100% volunteer ran charity, we constantly look for writers, bloggers and social media animals to help us capture this journey.

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1FUR1 documents its activities and accomplishments – the below listed archives provide a snapshot of our evolution month-over-month.