Wednesday March 17th, 2021. Baltimore, MD.
Our next donation of $5000 is going to the Friends Helping Friends Foundation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. FHFF’s mission is to “Enhance the care for homeless and displaced animals by building resources, leading development and advocating for the success of Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control” (FHFF, 2021). Not only does FHFF care for homeless animals, but they strive to educate their community, by bringing awareness to animal cruelty and prevention in Cedar Rapids. Friends Helping Friends Foundation also offers “Creature Comforts” including a 40’ x 60’ Exercise Pen for dogs to play and train.
As many know, the cost associated with rescuing injured animals can be incremental. Many organizations rely on volunteers and donations to assist with these costly medical cases. FHFF has sponsored many cases, providing veterinary care, dental care, and covering surgery costs. They also sponsor training opportunities and offer low cost rabies/micropchip clinics to the community. This includes:
- CPR and First Aid for Pets and People
- Dog Behavior Assesments
- Animal Cruelty Investigations
- Forensic Photography
- Animal Hoarding Cases
Since FHFF relies on donations, they have hosted many events to help with fundraising in their community. Casino Nights, Coffee Cafes, and a Valentine’s gala assist with raising funds needed to help the animals in their community. Due to COVID many in-person events have had to be put on hold, but FHFF has gotten creative and hosted a virtual trivia night to assist with fundraising in a safe way!
Below are some stories from FHFF that show the amazing work they have done to help animals in the Cedar Rapids community.
Thank you to our amazing customers for all of your purchases! Without you, these donations would not be possible. Thank you to FHFF for continuing to spread the “Puppie Love®” by helping homeless animals, sponsoring medical costs, and educating members of their community on animal cruelty.
Learn more about Friends Helping Friends Foundation of Cedar Rapids at the links below!