By Karen Bauer —
COUNTY — Looking for that perfect four-legged addition to your family? Want unconditional love from someone who is always excited to greet you at the door? We can recommend a small cuddle-bun for your lap, or maybe a big (slightly!) slobbery lug you can take on long walks.
Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) is participating in the nationwide annual Clear the Shelters event this Saturday, Aug. 18. All cat and dog adoptions are reduced to just $25 and include vaccinations, spay or neuter, microchip and a goodie bag. Extra volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer any questions, help you pick out your perfect pet and to assist with adoptions.
FMAS has an array of animals from which to choose. Kittens? Yes! Delightful litter-box trained puuuurfect cats? Absolutely? Puppies, too. And if you’re over that “puppy stage,” take your choice of loveable adult dogs who have been temperament-tested want to go home with you!
Some things you might not know about Madera County Animal Shelter:
- FMAS takes in over 4,000 stray, abandoned and owner-relinquished animals a year.
- FMAS is the only open-intake shelter in Madera County. That means FMAS cannot turn away animals, and it’s a valuable resource for Mountain Area residents.
- Through extensive volunteer efforts, fundraising, and outreach drives such as Clear the Shelters, last year 74% of these animals found forever homes. But FMAS aiming for 100%.
- Nationwide, only one in 600 pit bulls every finds a forever home.
Where and when to go to get your adorable adoptable:
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Place: Madera County Animal Shelter, 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638
Remember, by adopting a shelter pet, you’re saving two lives – the one you adopt, and the room you make in the shelter for the next pet waiting for its family.
Karen Bauer is a volunteer with Friends of Madera County Animal Shelter