“THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED” –MOHANDAS GANDHI
Companion Animal Foundation & Foster Program Pet Cemetery
A place for a piece of your heart…
Friends of Baron Companion Animal Foundation was designed and created by Bob Wostoupal in memory of his cat, Baron,
and his love for animals. Bob grew up on a family farm full of cats, dogs, and horses. After returning from the military, he opened his home to Baron, a gray and white male kitten that would be Bob’s close companion for the next 15 1/2 years.
To Bob, Baron was a family member. He had his own favorite chair in Bob’s den. He slept in Bob’s bed. So, when Baron developed kidney failure, Bob was devastated. A few years after the passing of Baron, he met with Nebraska Vet Services’ veterinarians, Alan Snodgrass and Steve Hughes, to tell them about his vision. With the help of these doctors, Bob established this non-profit foundation. Bob emphasizes that it is not intended to be a “dumping site”, but rather a resource for care and the humane treatment of companion animals, and preclude them from being abandoned.
The Friends of Baron Companion Animal Foundation is a resource for helping take care of animals when their owner is ill, moves to a retirement home, or passes away. The foundation will provide care for the pets until the owner is able to resume the daily cares, or if necessary, find a new home for the animal.
The lot is sectioned off for various types of memorials suited to your wishes. There is a cremation section, a deep burial section, or you have the option of engraving a brick in honor of your special pet. If you would like, a funeral service can be held.
Continuing education in veterinarian medicine is, of course, important to an animal foundation. We will be giving away two $250 scholarships, one for Kansas State University and one for Iowa State University, open to students enrolling in either school.
If you would like to make a donation or would be interested in adopting a pet, please Contact Us for further information.
All of the proceeds of the cemetery are placed back into the foundation and are tax-deductible. (We are a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code).