Friends of Upland Animal Shelter Launches Medical Care Fundraiser to Save Lives

UPLAND, Calif., June 4, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Friends of Upland Animal Shelter invites the community to participate in its FURst Aid campaign for healthcare donations. With more than 2,200 animals on average entering the shelter each year, medical care is one of the shelter’s biggest expenses. Campaign participants provide much-needed support for surgeries, treatments, neutering and vaccinations of dogs, cats and other small animals.

The FURst Aid campaign includes monthly prizes and a grand raffle for donations in May, June and July as well as lots of fun activities including:

Lemon Festival
Friends will showcase the FURst Aid campaign at the Lemon Festival in historic downtown Upland, June 10-12. All attendees have the opportunity to participate in an on-site raffle of a Disney-themed basket with 2 Park Hopper tickets and many other prizes, as well as a Jurassic-themed photo opportunity.

Free event organized by friends
Friends is hosting a vintage car show, Sunday, June 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Upland Memorial Park. Admission is free for the event which features vehicles from the OldSkool ’66 Cruzers automobile club. Raffles to support the FURst aid campaign will be highlighted.

Andy Peterson, Chair of the Friends of Upland Animal Shelter Board, said, “Our medical donation campaign is timely this year. to our FURst aid campaign will be used to save and improve the lives of hoarded, abandoned and other unwanted animals.”

About Friends

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving pets at Upland Animal Shelter and the Inland Empire area. They operate the Upland Animal Shelter on behalf of the Town of Upland and are responsible for housing and finding homes for all animals available for adoption. They provide these services for free to the city while maintaining low cost adoption fees for the community. They also operate 2nd Chance Thrift Shop at 972 W. 9th Street in Upland to help offset the cost of running the shelter.

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