By Patti Loverink, Fences For Fido Co-Chair
Over the month, our community has mourned the loss of a Fido. And although we never built a fence for him, he was and always will be our beloved Fido. He died without a chain and tight collar. And he died, knowing he was loved, comforted by gentle pets, soft words, and warm blankets.
14-year-old, life-long chained Fido Lucky first came to us as a neighbor referral. We had made plans for his fence on 3/16 and had arranged his vet care for very serious, painful internal infections.
Thank you to everyone who came to our 2013 gala to celebrate our hearts’ work on behalf of our beloved Fidos. Your generosity will enable us to build 20 fences and has added much-needed funds for both Smokey's Fund and Savannah's Fund.
Please mark your calendar for May 17th, 2014 for our next gala!
Thank you once again, on behalf of our volunteers and our beloved Fidos.
One year ago, huddled in the mud under his food bowl hanging from a chain was Fences For Fido volunteer’s first glimpse of Gordo. Gordo, a pittie/lab mix, was so fearful that he tried to flatten himself on the ground and disappear into the mud. Although, his purpose in his former life was to serve as a “guard dog” to protect the family’s business, what we quickly learned about Gordo was that he was just a lapdog on the inside, fearing and thriving for attention all at the same time.
Please check out our new YouTube channel to see fabulous videos of our furry friends in enjoying their new found freedom.
We update the content regularly so that you can see the impact a new fence can have on a fido's life.
Super volunteers Vicki and Jeff have figured out an amazingly swell and safe toy that all our Fidos just love as several dogs display their delight in the videos below. A local tennis club donates barrels and barrels of used tennis balls, Jeff drills holes in them, and Vicki scours thrift stores and other low-cost sources for soft blankets and material that she can cut into strips, braid them, and then thread the braids through the tennis balls.