I have some very special people and animals to introduce today!
This year, all the food donations from the Dog & Cat Days of Summer photo sessions will benefit Angel’s Furever Foundation! AFF is a 501c3 organization that provides medical funds to homeless animals as well as taking in senior animals that need homes. They are particularly helpful to rural shelters who can’t afford medical procedures for their shelter animals, and elderly people who can no longer take care of their dog and need to surrender them due to health issues.
Angel’s Furever Foundation is run by four incredible ladies, with hearts of gold for dogs. When you speak with any one of those four ladies, they are full of uplifting stories of success where, had AFF not been involved, tragedy and heartbreak could have been the outcome.
Their very first rescue was a senior Cocker Spaniel, named Cleo, who’s family was being deployed to Germany. The family discovered their dog was Heartworm positive, meaning not only did she need expensive medical treatment, but she could not travel with them overseas or enter a new country with this condition. Angel’s Furever Foundation was able to bring Cleo into their rescue so that she didn’t have to be placed in a shelter. They started her Heartworm treatment and after she was declared Heartworm free, Cleo found her forever home with a family that spoils her and loves her so much. They have even sent updates to her family in Germany and they are so relieved that Cleo found the caring home she did.
And then there is four year old Angel; AFF’s namesake and inspiration. When the ladies first encountered Angel, she had a life-threatening heart murmur. I received a letter from Angel herself, telling her story,
“This is my (Angel’s) story through a dog’s eyes, interpreted by my un-furry mom. It seems like a long time ago (even in people months) that I ended up at the shelter with my friend. I still don’t know why, but sometimes things just happen, I guess. My friend was adopted pretty quickly, but for some reason I was in holding for a while. I didn’t know it, but I had a heart problem that was really bad. It was so bad that I could not be adopted and might have had heart failure at any time. Instead I had surgery and am now a foster failure which is much better. A lot of nice people helped pay for surgery and the vet school gave me awesome care and a discount. I had no idea why I was tired and skinny before, but boy am I making up for lost time. I can dig, bark and run in circles with best of them!
The people that helped me were worried about other dogs with stuff going on that a shelter or rescue could not pay for, so here I am as this foundation spokesdog asking for your help for other dogs like me. I am the one the really nice t-shirt you can get for donating!
My foundation’s people have already helped some furry friends with serious stuff like broken bones and a bad virus. They have gone on to rescue and re-home senior dogs, too. It would be super if you could check out the website (www.angelsfureverfoundaton.org) and think about fostering or donating.”
Meet Angel’s Furever’s Adoptable Dogs!
Melissa McGee Photography will be accepting monetary donations for Angel’s Furever Foundation, as well as food donations, as part of our annual Dog & Cat Days of Summer event. Feel free to bring any donations with you to your Dog Days session, or just donate right on AFF’s website.
If you’d like to meet some of Angel’s Furever’s adoptable dogs, or just meet up with these amazing ladies, you can catch them this fall at several events:
Garage Sale benefitting Angel’s Furever Foundation in Lee’s Summit – September 9th
“Dogtober Fest” in Blue Springs – October 22nd
If you’d like to get involved with Angel’s Furever Foundation, keep an eye on their Facebook page! For both short-term and long-term opportunities, that is the best place to find out how you can help. From finding out when they need fosters to help shelters overflowing with animals rescued from Hurricane Harvey to when they need a foster home for a local dog, it’s all there on their Facebook page.