I opened the Magic Bullet Fund November 20, 2005, to provide financial assistance for people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees. There is a great deal of work to be done, and without the contributions of the amazing Volunteers (below), the fund would not be able to remain open.
The Magic Bullet Fund is Bullet’s legacy.
He is barking instructions to me from the Rainbow Bridge.
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Ashley Payne (shown with MBF dog Bella) prepares applications for Case Managers. She reviews (and then shreds) documents to triage for financial need.
Case Managers handle applications for assistance after the financial check is completed. They gather information from applicant, veterinarian and clinic billing dept. to prepare a synopsis for Review Board.
In memory of MBF dogs Xena and Kirby
In memory of Gabriel
In honor of MBF dog Kayla
Also handles monthly email to sponsors
In loving memory of MBF dog Flea
In loving memory of MBF dog Bear
In loving memory of MBF dog Tyson
Review Panel has the difficult job of voting to accept or decline each application. The Magic Bullet Fund thanks each member of this group for their essential contributions.
Animal Clinic Veterinary Practice Manager
In memory of Rukkus
Veterinary Practice Owner
Founder: Critical Animal Relief Foundation (CARF)
Veterinary Assistant, studying for Veterinary Technician License. Volunteers in honor of MBF dog Snow White
[shown with Corin]
Director and founder: Institute of Veterinary Comparative Oncology, IVOC
Director of Clinical Services
[shown with Tallulah]
Nicole Jerner (shown with Hudson) creates a news release for each dog and distributes to all media in the dog’s region. Follows up by phone with each publication or TV station, to encourage media attention for each dog.
Kate Queram finds potential media in local area for each new dog in the fund. She verifiies contact information at each newspaper office, radio or TV production unit and delivers the list to the Media Manager.
Donation Box Manager
Marti Meyer maintains monthly contact with all clinics that collect donations for the Magic Bullet Fund, using the fund’s donation box. [Shown with Madie]
Mindy Faulkner, in loving memory of Rukkus, sends a thank you email or letter for every donation we receive. When a donation is In Loving Memory, she also sends a Rainbow Bridge note card to the dog’s family saying we received a donation from your friend in loving memory of your dog.
Lynn Martin posts news about each dog during their 30-day campaign, through treatment and survival. She encourages MBF families to share news and photos about their dogs on the MBF Facebook Page.
Kacey Long posts each dog that comes into the fund on Instagram. She volunteers in honor of MBF dog Abbey.
Holly Santana, shown with Indiana. Fundraising coaches offer support to families in the fund, with ideas for their dog’s campaign. They serve as a resource for the families, full of ideas and encouragement about raising donations.
Sarah Brown, shown with MBF dog Fox. See job description above.
Mike Bornstein keeps database of all MBF dogs and clinic information up to date. Shown with MBF dog Roxy.
Website – Open Campaigns
Tiara Flanagan, in honor of MBF dog Bella [shown]. Tiara creates a fundraising campaign for each new dog and adds to the fund website.
Website – Close campaigns
Nicole Freedman, in honor of MBF dog Snow White [shown]. Nicole moves a dog to the Dogs Funded page at the end of his fundraising campaign, closes the campaign and sends a thank you email to all donors.