1 FUR 1’s success is measured by our ability to provide free-of-charge animal assisted therapy (AAT) and activities (AAA) to most vulnerable population segments in the U.S.A. On average in 2019, 1 FUR 1 impacted 865 children and seniors with disabilities during 164 animal assisted interactions completed, each and every month!
Animal Assisted Activity (AAA) programs can help:
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) programs can help:
1 FUR 1 was established in the summer of 2014 in Chicago, Illinois with one very special dog, named Ripley. This incredibly sweet and loving canine provided animal assisted activity visits to over 45 seniors with dementia at a long-term care facility. In 2015 and 2016, with the support of the community we were able to expand by adding a service dog in training for a veteran with PTSD, a no-kill shelter cat program spreading joy to seniors with disabilities and mini horses helping to heal children with autism. In 2019, our impact grew and we’re proud to report that over to 10,300 children and seniors benefited of our free programs. These efforts are only possible by the 48 loving dogs and mini horses and even a mini donkey who delivered 1,971 animal assisted therapy and activity sessions across 50 facilities in 5 states (IL, CA, MI, MO and FL). 1 FUR 1 continues to expand only because of the dedicated volunteers, partners and donors who support our mission.
1FUR1 Foundation’s objective in growth and we have the stats to prove it. Check out the full 2018 Impact Report -OR- 2017 Annual Report -OR- 2016 Annual Report and see how we do, what we do. In 2019 we exceeded our goals: