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
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
+Donate $50+ = Get Chance to Win Any Prize Above & Below
+Plus Monthly Prize Drawings
June Monthly Prize Drawing: $250 Gift Certificate from Mathis Home
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!
FURst Aid Faire!
Upland Memorial Park
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
+Complimentary Nail Clips, Ear Cleaning, and More
+Upland Community Emergency Response Team
+Shelter Pet Adoptions
& MORE FUN!
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.
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.
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.
+ 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.
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