Pilot is this year's FURst Aid mascot.  He represents so many sick and injured animals who arrive at the shelter.

Immediate Care for Thousands of Animals Like Pilot

Your FURst aid donation, which is used exclusively for the cost of emergency surgeries, medical treatments, medicine, and veterinary care, gives us the ability to immediately provide care without any need to wait for more donations.

Help Shelter Animals Survive and Thrive

By making a donation of any amount, you'll be helping shelter animals just like Pilot overcome life-threatening illnesses and injuries so they can survive and become cherished family members.

Any donation amount helps.

Be a Lifesaver + A Winner!

Donate Online Now
Prize Winners Selected July 5th

Any amount helps and when you donate at least $25 or $50, you'll be automatically entered in drawings for the great prizes below.  All prizes were donated by generous supporters to encourage donations.  Many of the prizes are tickets and passes to local destinations so this year's prize theme is "live life to the fullest" for shelter pets and you!

+Donate $25+ = Get Chance to Win Any Prize Below

  • Dogtopia One Week of Doggie Daycare ($150 Gift Certificate)
  • Los Angeles County Arboretum Annual Family Membership
  • Top Golf - $50 Gift Card & Goodie Basket
  • Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gym - 4 Passes
  • Descanso Gardens - 4 Tickets
  • Fort Cross Adventure $100 Gift Certificate
  • Quakes Game - 4 Ticket Voucher & Clear Plastic Goodie Bag
  • LA Dodgers Summer Game - 2 Tickets Plus Goodie Basket
  • Rescue Brewing $50 Gift Card
  • Cozy Pet Supplies Dog Basket
  • Cozy Pet Supplies Cat Basket

+Donate $50+ = Get Chance to Win Any Prize Above & Below

  • The Magic Castle - 4 Exclusive Access Passes
  • Robert Renzoni Vineyards Wine Tasting for 4 People
  • Honda Center Jurassic World Live Tour - 4 Tickets for July 15
  • Private Police K-9 Demonstration for 10 People

+Plus Monthly Prize Drawings

June Monthly Prize Drawing:  $250 Gift Certificate from Mathis Home 
Donate by June 30 to be eligible.  Winner selected July 1.

May Monthly Prize Drawing:  Thank you to Diane Vice for donating and winning the tickets to the Dodgers vs. Yankees major league baseball game on June 2!

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FURst Aid Faire!
Sunday, June 25

Upland Memorial Park
1100 E. Foothill Boulevard, Upland

FREE Admission

Join us at Memorial Park for a fun-filled day with a classic car show, live music, Police K-9 demonstrations, low-cost pet adoptions, pet vaccinations, microchipping and other services, food, vendors, community organizations. prize drawings, and MORE!

By joining us at the FURst Aid Faire and entering our in-person prize drawings, you'll be helping shelter pets overcome debilitating illnesses and injuries so they can live happy, healthy lives.

+Classic Car Show & ACME Time Machine (Classic Oldies Live Band)

+K-9 Demonstrations by the Upland Police Department
& Inland Empire Police Canine Association

+Complimentary Nail Clips, Ear Cleaning, and More
by West Coast Grooming Academy

+Upland Community Emergency Response Team
+SBC Emergency Operations
+SBC Vector Control

+Shelter Pet Adoptions
+Pet Microchipping
+Pet Vaccinations
Food & Vendors
+Prize Drawings


Injured Shelter Pets Like Pilot Need Your Help

Can you imagine someone kicking a dog so hard in the head that they lose their eye? That’s what happened to Pilot. 

He was brought to the shelter as a stray who was traumatized.  He's a young, sweet, gentle, and soulful hound who we started calling "Elvis."  We couldn't image who would do something so awful to him.

We tried to save his eye, but it was far too damaged.  

However, this tragic story does have a happy ending. We made sure Pilot had the veterinary care, surgery, and medication he needed.  Then in a loving foster home he was able to recover and begin to trust people again.  He even got some play time at the shelter (see below).

See Pilot Playing in the Dog Yard

And now he’s been renamed and adopted into a forever home where he is safe, loved, and cherished. 

Adoption Day!

There's No Place Like Hope

Weekly Medical Stories

Each week throughout the FURst Aid Campaign, you can learn about another shelter animal that needed help.  These animals represent so many more who arrive at the shelter needing medical care. This year's need is even higher with so many more animals in the shelter.

Tinker came to us needing orthopedic surgery due to a previously broken elbow that didn’t heal properly. The surgery, a few days of care at the hospital, and some recovery time got Tinker back on his feet and ready to find a new family. 

Sabrina was 2 days old when she arrived at the shelter. Her umbilical cord was still attached, and she weighed only 97 grams. She needed an immediate foster who could feed her with a syringe every 2 hours. Also, Sabrina’s eyes began swelling, and it looked as if they were going to pop out of their sockets. Upland Animal Hospital prescribed a treatment of antibiotics and warm compresses. After a few days her eyes healed, and she was able to open her eyes. After a rough start, 3-week old Sabrina continues to grow, and it looks like she will not only survive, but thrive.

Scrappy was hit by a car and surrendered to us.  Upland Animal Hospital tried to repair his broken leg, but the nerve damage was too severe, and his leg was amputated. He is now happier not being in pain, learning quickly how to get around as a tripod, enjoying being with his foster family, and will soon be available for adoption. FURst Aid funds saved Scrappy’s life.

Kahlua came to the shelter as a sweet-tempered stray, who, like so many pets that come to us, needed significant medical care. She had difficulty walking and was in pain. We soon learned she had torn a ligament in her knee. She needed corrective surgery as soon as possible to reduce the possibility of permanent, irreversible joint damage and relieve her pain. We tapped our FURst Aid funds for the surgery, and with the help of a loving foster (and her inflatable blue collar), Kahlua made a full recovery and was ready for adoption into a forever home.

Thank You to Our Matching Donors

Thank you to our special donors who have pledged $15,250 in matching donations.


Dry Dock Depot

SavOn Auto

+ 4 Anonymous Donors

Thank You to Our Prize Donors

Thank you to the many businesses, organizations, and individuals who donated all the online and in-person prizes for this year's medical donation drive.

Auntie Lizzy's Total Decor
Axe Lair
Cozy Pet Supplies
Cynosure Creative Agency
Descanso Gardens
Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures
Hangar 18 
Los Angeles County Arboretum
Petersen Automotive Museum
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Rescue Brewing
Southern California Railway Museum
The Honda Center
Top Golf
Upland Sports Arena
& Several Anonymous Donors

Thank You to Our Campaign Sponsors
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Thank You For Your Support


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Friends of Upland Animal Shelter
1275 San Bernardino Road
Upland, CA 91786
Animal Shelter Phone Number: 1-909-931-4185

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972 W. 9th Street
Upland, CA 91786
Thrift Shop Phone Number: 1-909-920-6020

Website: www.friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org

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Email: info@friendsofuplandanimalshelter.org

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