The Lucy Fund is administrated by a five member committee. It has been set up to help FTN members with medical bills for their fox terrier that they cannot afford. As with all of our Funds there are Guidelines to apply for a grant. You have to have been a Fox Terrier Network member in good standing for over a year before you are eligible to apply. The Lucy Fund was named after Lucy the Wire Fox Terrier that at a fairly young age went blind. This Fund was able to help her have the eye surgery that restored her sight. This is what we want for all of our members fox terriers. If you wish to apply to the Lucy Fund please contact Roz Barsch at email@example.com
Guidelines for the Lucy Fund
1. Only available for owners of purebred Wire Fox Terriers and Smooth Fox Terriers. The owner must be a current FTN member, in good standing, who has been an FTN member for a minimum of one year.
2. The Lucy Fund can only accept applications for spayed and neutered Fox Terriers, except if the primary vet has determined that altering the dog would be life-threatening.
3. Two forms must be completed and returned to the Lucy Fund Committee. The Application form is to be completed by the owner of the Fox Terrier. The Veterinary Application form is to be completed by the attending veterinarian.
Both forms are to be returned to the Lucy Fund Committee by email, USPS or FAX before action will be considered.
4. The Lucy Fund is funded completely by donations from caring individuals. Funds are dispersed dependent on availability.
5. Our goal is to help with the medical needs of fox terriers above what the FTN member/owner can afford. Below is a listing of some of the items that we can and cannot cover. Each application will be considered and judged on its merits. We reserve the right to ask any and all questions that will help us come to the best decision and to reject any application on its merits. Any rejected application can be appealed to the Fox Terrier Network’s Board of Directors for a final decision.
1. Emergency, life-threatening injuries or disease, with a reasonable prognosis for a decent quality and length of life
2. Medications that will help with quality of life, ie; thyroid medication, etc.
3. Treatments to save or reasonably extend the life of the dog
4. Heartworm treatment
1. Spay/neuter procedures and vaccinations
2. Flea and tick preventative
3. Regular veterinarian office visits, however specialist vet office visits can be covered