Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue

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Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue

Grant of $5,000.00 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Southeast MI.

Belleville (June 28th, 2017) – Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue (FMAR) of Belleville, MI today announced it has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support their Trap-Neuter-Return Program, Project Snip & Clip. Project Snip & Clip’s mission is to protect animals and residents with compassion for all living creatures by reducing stray and feral (wild) cat over population through the non-lethal method of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), not trap and kill.  Unowned, stray, and feral cats are humanely trapped, evaluated, vaccinated, and sterilized by a veterinarian. By sterilizing feral cats in the community, we decrease the number of future unwanted kittens.  All cats/kittens are evaluated to determine if they are suitable for adoption. If they are suitable, they are taken in to our shelter to be prepared for adoption.  By taking in any adoptable cats/kittens, we reduce the risk of community members or other agencies pursuing euthanasia of these animals.

FMAR is a nonprofit, no-kill shelter in the Wayne County community, and its mission is to protect animals and residents by promoting a healthy and safe environment for all. Since 2003, FMAR has found homes for over 5,000 companion animals, all the while staying true to its original reason for existence, to offer a no-kill shelter for cats and dogs.  FMAR aids the animals and individuals in Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe counties in southeast Michigan by reducing the euthanasia rate of companion animals and instead placing them into loving forever homes.

The Petco Foundation investment will help serve the animals and individuals in Washtenaw, Wayne, Monroe, and Van Buren counties in southeast Michigan by decreasing the feral cat population through humane trap-neuter-return methods. For 2017, Project Snip & Clip aims to spay/neuter over 600 felines that currently roam outdoors in Washtenaw, Wayne, and Monroe counties.

“When we got word that the Petco Foundation had awarded us $5,000 towards our trap neuter return program, we were overcome with joy. The Petco Foundation has been an outstanding partner of Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue for many years. Their continued support is so greatly appreciated, it’s beyond words.” said Marcia LaFramboise, V.P.

For more information about Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue or the Petco Foundation, visit www.fmar1.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

About Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue

FMAR is a non-profit no-kill 501(c) 3 rescue for dogs and cats that started in April 2003 with the help of great volunteers and supporters. We strive every day to hold true to our mission of protecting animals and residents by promoting a healthy and safe environment for all. Each day a new challenge arises and we are proud of our team for their creativity, compassion, and perseverance in overcoming those challenges to better the lives of animals in our community.   We are the place “Where Pets and People Meet”.

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $185 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

 

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