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1fur1 news Settling in our new normal has been a challenge and our 2020 semi annual report reflects this harsh reality. During the Corona-virus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re sadden by our inability to serve; seniors with disabilities, crime victims, hospital patients, veterans and students with disabilities.

1 FUR 1 Foundation is committed to working hard and continuing to assist all of our program partners in various ways, even if they aren’t operational at this time. Besides providing financial support, 1 FUR 1 is providing strategic guidance, access to technology plus operational and hands-on strategic support. 1 FUR 1 Foundation’s mission has always been focused on providing 360 degree assistance to our program partners before, during and after this pandemic. Our #1fur1impact to children and seniors with disabilities will continue only, if we receive support from you, the public. Please consider a tax-deductible gift today.


Current Impact Stories:

Congratulations to Lance featured in photo) who won the 2020 Animal Superhero Photo Contest. He and the rest of the 18 contestants, voters and sponsors helped us raise awareness and funds to provide new technology for our animal assisted therapy programs and face-masks to animal handlers, judges and courtroom staff.

In Michigan things are heating up; the #CourtDogsInAction pack is getting 4 more new members from Leader Dogs for the Blind. Loki started working at Lansing County just in time for the new school yea and Shayne will be Jackson County. The other two dogs will be training soon and placement will be determined thereafter.

Later this month, we will provide another virtual workshop for 20 Autistic children and their families showcasing and learning about the #HealingHooves and other farm animals. This is the third worshops this year and we plan to continue offering free animal related engagements (ARE), this year.

Get social with us every week about #TherapyDogsInSchools on Tuesdays, #HealingHooves on Wednesdays, #CourtDogsInAction on Thursdays plus,  #1fur1ambassadors impact and inspirational animal stories everyday!


Celebrate

friends 1fur1impactAt 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…

Believe

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

Learn

1fur1 nnews eventsHeard of #1fur1impact? The animal blog is great resource about the healing powers of the human-animal bond. Be sure to check out the education center which is lists facts about animal assisted interventions and is the cornerstone of our mission. 1 FUR 1 is now ready to deliver animal related engagements (A.R.E) and ‘window’ sessions to disabled individuals and health care facilities near St. Louis metro area, Florida panhandle and Southern California. Please contact us for requests. 

Accomplishments

1fur1 news 2020Did you know? During the pandemic, 1FUR1 provided 375 animal assisted activity (AAA) and therapy (AAT) sessions and 4 animal related engagements (A.R.E), free-of-charge during the first 6 months of 2020 (click here for details).  These efforts impacted over 1,982 children and seniors with the help of 46 animals across 50 facilities. 1FUR1 continues to expand during the Corona-virus pandemic by rescuing and training more therapy animals who will help even more children with disabilities.

FAQ + Resources

  • 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.