The Maverick Fund

The Maverick Fund is a designated fund specifically to help individual pet-owning households who have experienced catastrophic events (house fires, tornado damage, etc.) that left pet owners without the resources to properly care for their pets. The fund was named in honor of Maverick Chiaramonte, the beloved boy of DF2FM supporters and volunteers Joe and Patti Chiaramonte.

The Maverick Fund is funded by designated donations to DF2FM.

DF2FM works with the American Red Cross Greater North Texas to identify and support pet owners who qualify for assistance. General inquiries are not accepted.

DF2FM provides Pet Comfort Kits for the American Red Cross Greater North Texas emergency response vehicles. These kits include: pet meal, collapsible bowl, pet safe wipes, slip leash or cat collar, and an informational card.

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