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Mission Update!

April Impact Stats 1fur1Just last month 1FUR1 Foundation was able to deliver 134 animal assisted therapy and activities to 577 children and seniors who need furry friends to help them cope with their disabilities. Each program is unique and serves a specific segment of the population in 4 different cities/states. We hope to grow our reach this year with the help of individuals who believe can make a difference…just like us.  Therapy animals aren’t only cute, they provide many measurable physical benefits to people with whom they interact. Lower blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health, and lower overall physical pain are just a few of those benefits of AAA & AAT. Don’t take our word for it – check out the impact stories below:

  • Our new collaboration with Autism Tree Project Foundation delivered a workshop on April 20th. there were 20 girls and their families at the Hearts & Hooves ranch near San Diego. After the workshop, we received this message from ATPF director: “Our ATPF Girls had a blast the workshop. They loved learning how to handle, groom and interact with their own mini horse. Special thank you to 1 FUR 1 Foundation for generously sponsoring this event, making it free of charge for our girls.” Follow #HealingHooves on facebook every Wednesday for updates.
  • Trigger, one of the canine advocates in Michigan was a busy pup in April! He sat in through 23 interviews, 4 court appearances, and still managed to join the community for a Darkness to Light Training, an Internet Safety Symposium, the 2019 Child Advocacy Conference in Traverse City, and a Pinwheel Walk. Trigger loved the Conference in Traverse City but his favorite seminar was Music Through the Pain: Using Music Interventions to Enhance TF-CBT, he sat through and watched the presenter all the way through! Follow #CourtDogsInAction on facebook every Thursday for news.
  • The 1FUR1 Ambassadors, Manny was the only ambassador working last month since Dolan passed away peacefully on April 14, 2019, just 3 weeks shy of his 10th birthday. This program has been special since the beginning of 1FUR1 back in 2014.  Next month, its founder Ripley will rejoin after months of recovery post surgery on his back leg. We hope more people will join us by volunteering their time with their senior pets.

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.


Shop with purpose for 1 FUR 1At 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’s us tell show you a simple way to save on your favorite products while donating to our cause for free.  Click here to start…


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.

Newsletter Archives Dolan 1fur1 chicago ambassador

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

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.