FurEver Animal Rescue
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In June of 2012, we participated in the Maddie Adoptathon. Because the Maddie Foundation made it possible for all adoptions to be FREE to the public, we were elated when so many of our deserving furkids found a loving new FurEver family. With the very generous grant we received, we were able to pay those wonderful doctors, veterinary servicers, groomers, and food, equipment and medical suppliers who had extended their services to us. It also helped us get our feet on the ground to continue to do what we love the most, be the voice for those who can’t speak for themselves, get them the medical care they need, give them the love they deserve, and help them find their new FurEver families to live happily ever after.
Ending 2012 on a wonderful note with the help of the Maddie Foundation, we were able to create a beautiful in-store enclosure at PetCo at the El Cerrito Plaza for our adult cats to live in – “The Enchanted Kitty Forest” – while they wait for their new FurEver family to find them. This spectacular forest setting has climate control, an air purified system, plushy trees to climb on and sleep in, window hammocks, non-stop food and a water fountain. Our beautiful feline friends can be seen 7 days a week during normal store hours. Please click the link the link to view our video. Enchanted Kitty Forest
If you haven’t heard of Maddie’s Fund, read on!
About Maddie's Fund
Who’s Maddie? Maddie was a beloved Miniature Schnauzer whose unconditional love, devotion, loyalty and spirit inspired her guardians to start a charitable foundation, Maddie's Fund®, in her name and memory. From the moment Dave Duffield, founder of PeopleSoft and Workday, and his wife, Cheryl, first saw Maddie, they fell head-over-heels in love with her. Maddie gave the Duffields 10 years of unparalleled love and joy. One day when Dave’s company was coming together, and as he was playing with her, he made the following promise to his beloved furry family member : "If we ever make some money, I promise we will give it back to you and your kind so others can be as happy as we are today."
Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation created to fulfill the promise to Maddie and endowed by Dave and Cheryl Duffield. Giving more than $300 million to Maddie's Fund and spending $118 million through FYI 2011-12, the Duffields are helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community. Maddie’s Fund is saving cat and dog lives through the combined efforts of Maddie's® Grant Giving, Maddie's CenterSM (hands-on animal care), and Maddie's InstituteSM (research and education).
Animal lovers can understand this sentiment. More and more of us view our companion animals as family, giving them the same care and tenderness we provide our two-legged family members. Our pets enrich our lives with their unconditional devotion to us. They enhance our lives with their stability, love and companionship. The rewards of animal companionship are immeasurable. Dave and Cheryl Duffield are giving back to the animal community a fraction of the joy that Maddie brought them.
In our second year, Maddie once again was a major contributor/supporter - our furkids and the staff at FurEver Animal Rescue can never find the words to thank them for all that they do. Their assistance enabled us to provide many major surgeries that included amputations, eye removals, and extensive dental care. We successfully provided Parvo treatment to puppies, later finding them loving homes. In addition, we have been able to assist new adopters with medication for their cats and dogs with long-term chronic conditions. Beyond the medical treatments, we have also been able to provide grooming for all groom specific dogs, purchase new crates/kennels and equipment, send dogs to training to improve their ability to be adopted, implement special programs for our seniors and military adoption program, educate the public and start planning new programs for 2014 and beyond.
This page is dedicated to Maddie and the Duffield family as well as all the terrific staff we work with throughout the year at the Maddie Foundation. The Maddie foundation helps us each day to continue to service our furry friends. The purpose of this page will be to update you on the wonderful things we have been able to do with the help of the Maddie Foundation. Each story will post for a limited time and then be placed permanently below.
It is without question that the Maddie Foundation has changed the lives of both our furry friends and the families who have opened their hearts and homes to them. We are proud and happy to be part of making this world a better place for everyone, great and small.
The Staff of FurEver Animal Rescue
Thank you Maddie Foundation for all that you do!
Some of the wonderful things that we have been able to do because of the Maddie's Foundation.
Stories will be updated periodically.
Maddie, your spirit lives in our hearts !
In January 2012, FurEver Animal Rescue was started with a lot of love for our furry friends, the unwavering dedication and sincere compassion of a few generous hearts and a shoe string budget. We thank and gratefully appreciate the generous credit that was extended to us that first year to keep us going.