FAMD to aid Hurricane Harvey relief

Photo courtesy of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit The Dearborn Animal Shelter is preparing for the arrival of adoptable animals from Houston and will donate 50 percent of adoption fees to Houston shelters.

Photo courtesy of the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit
The Dearborn Animal Shelter is preparing for the arrival of adoptable animals from Houston and will donate 50 percent of adoption fees to Houston shelters.

Shelter preparing for arrival of Houston adoptable animals, donating 50% of adoption fees to Houston shelters

DEARBORN — Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit will donate 50 percent of all adoption fees to Houston area animal rescue groups through September to aid animal shelters devastated by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The shelter is also making room for adoptable animals from the impacted areas, expected to arrive within the month.

FAMD has agreed to be one of the Michigan animal shelters finding homes for adoptable Houston animals. These animals were in Houston shelters and ready for adoption before the storm hit, and are being moved to make room to reunite lost pets with their owners.

“With so many animals in need of homes even before the storm hit, it’s especially urgent now to make room for all the pets in Houston that were lost in the shuffle,” FAMD Exutive Director Elaine Greene said.

Through September, FAMD will donate half of each adoption fee to one of several Houston-area shelters. Adopters may choose from a list of humane groups, including the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, one of the shelters coordinating funds and donation distribution to those affected by the hurricane.

This offer includes all cats and dogs adopted from FAMD at the “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo” event at the Detroit Zoo on Sept. 15 and 16. FAMD will offer several animals to find them new homes, thus freeing up space at the shelter for new arrivals.

The event is from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 15 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. For more details, click here.