Volunteers needed to help with ‘Paws to the Pavement’

DEARBORN — Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit needs the support of animal lovers throughout the region Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 to help raise money to bring its new animal shelter to reality.

“Our goal is to raise $50,000 with this ‘Paws to the Pavement’ campaign,” FAMD executive director Elaine Greene said. “We have 77 percent of the money raised for our new shelter. We need your help us get to the finish line.”

FAMD volunteers will be out soliciting donations from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 throughout the city. Volunteer shifts are 3.5 hours each; approximately 450 volunteers are needed.

To volunteer, go to www.metrodetroitanimals.org and sign up today.

More than 1,100 animals have found new homes through FAMD this year.

About FAMD

After 22 years of nurturing more than 47,300 animals, the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit have embarked on the “Raise the Woof” public phase of their “Building a Home with Heart” capital campaign to construct a new Animal Adoption & Education Center at the site of the former Amtrak station on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn. FAMD is 2661 Greenfield Road and can be found online at metrodetroitanimals.org.