On Saturday, September 26th we're hitting the streets to raise funds for the animals! The Street Collection Drive brings in urgently needed funds to support Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) and the animals in our care, but we can't raise the funds without more volunteer support!
Volunteers will be stationed at intersections throughout the City of Dearborn to sell special edition FAMD newspapers and collect donations. The available shifts are from 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm.
FAMD will assign each volunteer a location and provide collection jugs.
We're looking for a lot of volunteers to help! Please encourage friends, neighbors, and family to sign up with you!
Sign up by contacting the FAMD Volunteer Department at Volunteers@MetroDetroitAnimals.org.
**Volunteers must be 18 years or older and sign an FAMD volunteer waiver before their shift**
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit
2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, MI 48120, US
The Friends are dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community, while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. As animal advocates, we are committed to: Saving all adoptable animals. Providing high-quality animal care and adoption services. Delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education. Promoting animal welfare legislation. Embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities.
Friends organization was founded by volunteers who recognized that homeless animals in our community deserved a second chance at life. Building on their strong sense of animal welfare, the Friends have grown in the past 20 years to an organization of great reputation in the animal-sheltering industry. Small in comparison to other facilities in physical size, the Friends have a broad influence.
The Friends For Animals of Metro Detroit (the Friends or FAMD, formerly know as Friends for the Dearborn Animal Shelter) was formed as a private, nonprofit organization in 1993 by a small group of people.
Prior to our involvement, the shelter was run as a "pound" and animals were sold for $5 without adoption screening. We worked closely with the mayor and the chief of police and in 1995 submitted a proposal to the city to actually run the shelter. In July of 1996, we took over.
All animals adopted from our shelter are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and are microchipped. We participate in over 100 community outreach programs including low cost spay/neuter clinics, off-site adoptions, and city events. We care for 2,800 animals a year at the shelter and are grateful for our 342 active volunteers.
Although we receive a subsidy from the city, we are dependent upon donations and fund-raisers for the majority of our operational costs.