Monday, November 26, 2012

Black Friday Weekend Benefit Bake Sale

Our donation based bake sale fundraiser benefiting the homeless cats and dogs in Caspers' community raised over $500.00 on Saturday, November 24, 2012. This enables us to continue to fund medical care for the animals in need at Altitude Veterinary Clinic.

Braving the wind gusts and chilly weather our volunteers Jim Craft, Denise Wales Wendinger, Shelley Flowers, Melissa Fenster, Annell Grant, Emily Garner, Tiffany Hockaday and Cristen Larsen brought shoppers attention to the baked goods available during the day-long event. A special thank you to the Salvation Army Bell Ringer who did his part not only in donations, but in promoting our efforts for a good cause. 
Volunteers braving the wind & chill for a good cause!

Our special guests: Spirit and Red! Red did his part in promoting how good the homemade peanut butter oatmeal dog biscuits were by trying to entice shoppers!

Cristen & Red doing their part!
If you missed it here are some photos of the delicious baked breads including Grandma's Banana Bread, old time cookie favorites like peanut butter, oatmeal-raisin, chocolate chip, Peanut Butter Blossoms, dog & cat treats, moist lemon cakes and even a marble paw print cake!

Thank you to the community of Casper, Wyoming, 
for coming out and donating to a cause that is close to our hearts.

Monday, October 1, 2012

How To Make a Donation to Paws2Help Foundation

Paws2Help Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) which provides medical care for the animals housed at Metro and rescued animals, needs donations in order to keep a new program alive. The program is in conjunction with Metro Animal Control &Welfare and Altitude Veterinary Hospital, which ensures that sponsored animals are 100% ready for adoption. This includes a spay or neuter if needed, all vaccinations, a health check and anything else the animal might need in order to get adopted out.

Any donations tax deductible. They can be made through by clicking on our PayPal button:

P.O. Box 4312, Casper, WY 82604  (307) 215-3034


3155 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82604 (307) 234-7333


We also gladly accept donations of cat and dog supplies, such as wet/dry food, toys, bedding, blankets, cat condos/ dog houses, pet carriers, and much, much more! You may drop them off at Altitude Veterinary Hospital for our organization or contact our telephone number for us to pick your donations up.


Partial-sponsor a cat or dog for $150.00. The business name or indiviual would get recognized on specific News at Noon segment Furry Friday on KCWY Channel 13, and also recognized on a cage card that will be on the animals cage at the shelter.
 Full sponsorship is available for $300.00. Includes the benefits of the partial sponsorship PLUS the business or individual going on television to present the animal!

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Call Paws2Help Foundation at 307-215-3034 or Altitude Veterinary Hospital at 307-234-7333 for more information on donations.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Paws2Help Benefit Auction

We are very excited about items being donated to us for the Auction this coming October 6th! Here is a SNEAK PEEK at just a few!

We are still accepting donations of all items including items for professional services and gift cards until October 1st. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please contact us at 307-215-3034 or by email.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Casper Mountain: Sheepherders Hill Fire

We apologize for the delay in posting on the blog as we have been focusing our efforts in coordinating the skills and volunteers of all of the animal welfare groups in Casper on Facebook. An amazing outpouring of offers of financial donations, supplies of food, kennels, medical aid, trailers, property and fostering, and donations of hay and other pet products from local individuals and businesses.

Several properties and ranches, including a well-known museum called Crimson Dawn, on Casper Mountain were threatened by the fast moving front fire line, as early as 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2012. By the evening Paws2Help Foundation understood that the fire was not going to be contained easily and sent out messages asking other animal welfare groups like The Pet Ring Foundation, Tempest Critter Rescue, and The Hector Foundation, for help. Many of their members were already responding to calls for help and the page helped us relay information throughout that first night - dozens of volunteers raced up the mountain in horse trailers working until 11:00 a.m. (a full 12 hours) until those animals most in danger were moved. Rescue efforts continued by phone, text, but especially through the social media site Facebook.

While the Red Cross helps humans, it does not help pets or other animals nor does it allow beloved family pets in evacuation shelters. This was felt deeply during Hurricane Katrina during city-wide evacuations occurred and pet owners had to decide on leaving their pets or staying risking all. This has not occurred in Casper, nor will it thanks to the compassionate residents offering their homes and property up to displaced family pets from hermit crabs, fish, snakes, hamsters, bunnies, and of course, dogs and cats, and livestock, including llamas, alpacas, horses, mini-horses, goats, and cattle.

The first step to responding to the emergency situation was to obtain horse trailers to help transport large critters down the mountain. Over the last 3 days our 3 phone numbers (our main business line, Lisa's house and cell phone) received well over 1000 calls from neighbor after neighbor offering time, money and supplies. We used our cell phones plugged into every outlet to return calls as quickly as possible while scrolling through the Facebook Page that had been set up Sunday night to coordinate efforts receiving thousands of comments offering the same.

On Monday, September 10, 2012, our own Lisa Craft was interviewed begging residents not to leave their pets behind, help was available for Displaced Animals Seek Shelter Following Casper Mountain Fire. Heavy smoke and ash were causing alarm in Rolling Hills and Glenrock, the nearest towns approximately 19 miles away. The fear was extremely dry brush would alight at Hat Six Road and progress all the way to those towns with the whipping winds accelerating the hotspots faster than could be put out.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the Red Cross opened it's evacuation center at the Army National Guard Amory on C Y Avenue, past Paradise Valley suburb, just before Coates Road. An informational meeting for helping humans will occur tomorrow at Noon to coordinate volunteers. Amongst those volunteers will be our own attending to help ensure evacuees know there is a place to go with their animals instead of being turned away because they have their dogs and cats with them.

This is the information known as of 09/11/12 at 6:00 p.m.  Gaining Ground on Sheepherder Hill Fire.

Paws2Help Foundation put together this flyer to be handed out at the shelter:


Please do not leave your pets behind! Your Casper area neighbors have offered to temporarily foster your pets and livestock. We are also prepared to provide help loading/unloading, transport, and volunteers to help feed, water, groom and exercise large animals.

If you are in need of a foster homes or donations of pet food/supplies due to being displaced please contact us so that we can provide your pets with supplies in this emergency situation. All of the area animal welfare organizations are working together to help your animals as other agencies help you.

We will require you to sign a release of liability/hold harmless agreement, provide your veterinary clinic, and where you are staying as well as your emergency contact. If you have collars, tags and papers on your animals please advise us so that we can make copies. We may provide your animals with a health check to ensure their welfare as well as that of the other animals they may come in contact with during this time.  We will maintain a list of your information, your animals information, and with whom they have been placed and will provide you with that information when a match is made.

Please contact us at:
Paws2Help Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
P.O. Box 4312
Casper, WY 82604
(307) 215-3034 or (307) 265-0387

You can also keep up to date on what we are doing on Facebook: Paws2Help Casper Mtn Fire Rescue Relay page for further information.

Financial donations will given to Paws2Help Foundation to be distributed to foster homes and buy supplies, pay for vets, etc. Make checks payable to Paws2Help or to The Pet Ring Foundation (both qualify for tax deduction).

Donations of pet food/supplies are also being accepted at the following locations:

Jim & Lisa Craft (307) 265-0387
Paws2Help Foundation
3711 W. 46th Street, Casper

Preston Pilant (307) 315-0799
The Smoke Shop (The Pet Ring Foundation)
855 C Y Ave. (corner of 15th St. & C Y  Ave)

Sonya Smiley (307) 234-9633
PetCo (place in bin outside store)
4140 East 2nd Street  Casper, WY 82609

You may make monetary donations via PayPal to help benefit 
displaced animals of the Sheepherder's Hill Fire on Casper Mountain.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Macy's Shop For A Cause

It's taking me a little longer than anticipated due to some personal computer problems. Bear with me, visit our next event occurring on Saturday, August 25, 2012, BUY A SHOPPING PASS and help us with Macy's 7th Annual Shop For A Cause.

Check out the tab for more information! You can buy a pass via our Facebook page or our Paypal. It will take you to the pass you can print out. Or call us and we'll get you a pass for cash. :)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          

CONTACT:    Lisa Gillespie-Craft
                        (307) 215-3034


Macy’s helps local charity raise funds and awareness for important cause

through annual charity shopping event

Casper, Wyoming – 08/10/12 – Macy’s will partner with Paws2Help Foundation to invite customers to participate in Macy’s seventh annual “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping event. Macy’s 2012 Shop for a Cause will take place on August 25, 2012; customers can purchase tickets now from Paws2Help Foundation. Macy’s Shop For A Cause is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, which have helped raised more than $42 million for charities across the country since 2006.  

“Giving back is a cornerstone of Macy’s culture, and through our annual Shop For A Cause program Macy’s has been able to raise more than $42 million for local and national charities that are meaningful for our customers and associates,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “We are proud to offer our customers a simple way to make a positive difference in their communities while enjoying great savings at Macy’s. Our customers’ ongoing support is an inspiration, and we hope to continue making an impact for years to come.”

Macy’s has provided Paws2Help Foundation with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The organization will keep 100% of every ticket it sells. The more tickets sold by Paws2Help Foundation, the more money it will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass to the event from Paws2Help Foundation, customers support that provides, in conjunction with Popish Veterinary Clinic, medical care for homeless animals and animals at Metro Animal Shelter, while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, special events. Pass holders will enjoy special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day.   (Some exclusions apply.)

Paws2Help Foundation provides, in conjunction with Popish Veterinary Clinic, medical care for animals housed at Metro Animal Control and for homeless animals that need medical care before going to forever homes or rescues

For more information about Macy’s Shop For A Cause event, visit

About Macy’s
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

About Paws2Help Foundation
Paws2Help is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, that provides, in conjunction with Popish Veterinary Clinic, medical care, grooming and boarding for animals housed at Metro Animal Control and for homeless animals that need medical care before going to forever homes or rescues.

**Please Note: We are unable to accept relinquished animals. Referrals will be provided to rescues with facilities or to Metro Animal Control, Casper, Wy.**

We value furever homes and will crosspost on our social media if your pet is in need of a home.

Thank you for understanding our primary goal is in providing medical care to provide more adoption opportunities with our limited resources.

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