Trees for Charity

November 17, 2010 at 11:00 am | Posted in Events, General Updates | Leave a comment

For the third year in a row, the “Friends of Madera Animal Shelter” will be
participating in the Madera Sunrise Rotary Club’s “Trees for Charity Event” on
December 4, 2010. Decorated trees are entered from a variety of nonprofit
organizations and then auctioned off to the highest bidder. All the proceeds go to
that nonprofit organization. We have entered our tree, to not only raise funds,
but to bring awareness to our community about pet over population which is a
constant dilemma. Because of your past support, for the first time ever, we are
seeing a decline in the amount of animals being turned into our county shelter.
Unfortunately, there are still too many unwanted pets destroyed.

Click here to view the full letter on Trees for Charity


8th Annual Strut Your Mutt

August 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Events, General Updates, How to Help, News | Comments Off on 8th Annual Strut Your Mutt

Strut Your Mutt is on October 2, 2010 at Lions Town & Country Park
Registration starts at 9:30am and walk starts at 10am.
Click here to download an online application with more information.

A Fundraiser for The Friends of Madera Animal Shelters’ Spay & Neuter program
Sponsored by Friends of Madera Animal Shelter

Read what we have done to make a difference in 2009!

July 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Posted in General Updates, News | Comments Off on Read what we have done to make a difference in 2009!

Our “Strut Your Mutt” event netted $10,400 for our Spay and Neuter Program.

An additional vehicle was purchased, a 2006 Ford Van for $11,000, to assist with transporting animals to rescues, veterinarian facilities and PetSmart by our Volunteers.

Our “Ride For The Barn” raised another $2,500 for additions to the Large Animal structure at the shelter, which was erected with the help of Sunrise Rotary Club in 2007.

We participated in the Community Charity Event, Madera Sunrise “Trees for Charity”, resulting in over $12,653 donated funds for our Spay & Neuter Program.

Our Ourtreach Program continues to educate thousands on the importance of treating their animals humanely and advocating spaying and neutering of pets.

“Paws To Care” Cookbook, Created by volunteers with their recipes, photos and illustrations raised $2400 to date with 300 cookbooks sold.

2nd Annual “Divot/Cricket” Memorial Golf Tournament at the Madera Municipal Golf Course raised $5,240.

Our Petfinder Group has increased team members, purchased a new camera and T-shirts. Resulting in more dogs, cats and even horses being adopted or rescued through the Petfinder web site portal, with a 75-80% success rate and going to over 21 different web sites.

This year alone 7,280 animals have been transported to Veterinarians for Surgery, to Super Adoptions, to PetsMart and Petco in our transport vehicle by FMAS Volunteers.

Medications are continually purchased to help the thousands of sick and injured animals that are brought to the shelter, which cost over $8,028 for 2009.

Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Pancake Breakfast proceeds in July were donated, totaling $1,200.

PetsMart adoptions over the last 5 years = 3,153. With the year 2009 having 195 Dogs and 554 Cats all transported, fostered and socialized by FMAS Volunteers, ensuring these adoptions.

Our Low Cost Spay and Neuter Program has helped those with financial difficulties and altered a total of 1068 Animals this year at a cost of $60,700, with a total of $187,000 since its inception.

Tax inserts raised $4,123 in 2009 to add to our Spay and Neuter Program.

“Low Cost Vaccination Clinic” held 1st Saturday of each month at the Adoption Center, resulted in over 1000 Rabies vaccinations, 500 additional Licenses and improved the health of our communities pet population.

We participated again in Super Adoption where over 250 Pets found homes, 36 from our shelter in 2009 (215 dogs + 15 cats) of our community’s pet population.

Download the whole 2009 Factsheet

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