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July Mission Impact

1fur1 july impact newsSince schools is out, we knew our therapy dogs work St. Louis schools is slowing down but our hospital sessions with the mini horses increased in San Diego. 1FUR1 Foundation was able to deliver 96 animal assisted therapy and activity sessions to 469 children and seniors who need furry friends to help them on their journey to wellness. Each program is unique and benefits various disabilities in the most vulnerable population segments across 4 different cities/states.

We hope to grow our impact his year to 10,0000 individuals who need the healing powers of animals. Each of the 48 animals provide many measurable physical benefits. 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 and see the highlights below:

  • The Transitional Center is a residential mental health treatment program for young men in the 12-19 age range. Last month we celebrated the end of the school year and discussed personal accomplishments at our sessions.  Using the trading cards sponsored by 1 FUR 1 as a starting point we talked about the accomplishments, preferences and skills of the dogs, then got the young men talking about what they would want to have on their own trading card.  It was a fun way to get them thinking of positive self-concept as an important aspect of striving for future goals. Follow #TherapyDogsInSchools on facebook every Tuesday for updates.
  • St. Madeline is a new facility for us and last month Spartacus and Chips visited. It was a busy day for them as they met 10 groups of patients and  about 20 staff members. The total impact of this animal assisted activity session was 116 people. Follow #HealingHooves on facebook every Wednesday for updates.
  • Trigger had to have a cyst removal surgery this month but he was only gone one day and he managed to help out with two court cases and 20 victim interviews still! It was also Trigger’s birthday on the 12th, which he spent with three kids throughout their interviews!! Trigger had a busy Wednesday – he went to court, then we went to a community meeting, and back to the office for two forensic interviews! Follow #CourtDogsInAction on facebook every Thursday.

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.

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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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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.