Finnegan’s Fighting Chance
This brave pup is the reason why we have Finnegan’s Fund! Finnegan was found stranded on the side of the road, hit by a car and suffering a broken leg, broken tail, and numerous cuts and abrasions. Despite his rough condition, Finnegan showed nothing but love to the caretaking staff and anyone he encountered. We didn’t know where this wonderful dog came from, but we were so happy he was brought to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in order to give him a fighting chance.
Friends reached out to our pet loving community on Facebook, and within less than 24 hours we received enough donations to cover Finnegan’s surgery and a little extra. This is when we decided to start Finnegan’s Fund in honor of Finnegan’s bravery and resilience. This is a growing emergency fund that is intended to treat the most urgent medical cases, such as Finnegan’s. Thanks to Finnegan’s Fund and the incredible support from the community, we have been able to fund over $15,000 in emergency medical cases since 2018. Each one of these pets had a new lease on life and found their forever homes so they could be loved and spoiled just like they deserve.
Finnegan made a full recovery and was adopted by a loving family. We are so happy to be able to provide funding for special cases like Finnegan’s, and we thank those who share our same mission and support us, making our work possible. If you would like to donate to Finnegan’s Fund, please click on the link below.
Help Friends Make a Difference
With donor and volunteer support, Friends funds important needs throughout the shelter, such as behavioral training, and dental or medical care, beyond what the shelter’s budget can provide.