The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center
is pleased to have received a $2,500 Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society to assist in creating a new pet food pantry for Montgomery County residents to help pet owners with feeding their pets during financial hardships.
"We realize that COVID-19 has brought several unfortunate challenges to our community. We don’t want families experiencing financial hardship to also have to worry about how to secure food for their pets," said Executive Director of the Animal Care and Adoption Center, Eileen Mahan. "We are able to launch this pet food pantry thanks to the help our community received from Best Friends Animal Society."
The Animal Care and Adoption Center is an active partner in the Best Friends Network, which offers resources and support to fellow shelters, rescue groups, and animal welfare organizations across the country.
"When you choose to foster or adopt your next pet, you are becoming part of the solution right here in our community," said Mahan. "And community is more important than ever right now.”
The Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Program, administered by Best Friends and funded by The Rachael Ray Foundation™, provides COVID-19 relief grants to shelters and rescue groups across the country. The Rachael Ray Foundation helps animals in need and is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael's pet food, Nutrish®.
About the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center
The mission of the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center is to foster a culture of compassion within the community by providing health services, education, and recreational opportunities. The staff and volunteers at the 16,300-square-foot no-kill facility are dedicated to helping the homeless cats and dogs in our community find forever homes. To learn more, visit montva.com/acac
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,800 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Houston and operates the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to around 733,000. That means there are still about 2,000 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. To check out our community lifesaving dashboard and for more information, visit bestfriends.org
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