- Our Present
A small group of very dedicated FMCA volunteers operate a feline and canine adoption and rescue service. Abandoned or given-up animals are given veterinary care with one of our supportive veterinarians and then are housed in foster homes before being placed into loving homes. Open houses for adoptions are held on most Saturdays at the PetSmart in Germantown, Maryland. FMCA places over 100 animals in new homes every year.
We continue to support many individual humane cases. Particular emphasis is placed on helping those on fixed-incomes, the elderly, and others with extraordinary veterinary and boarding expenses. This help often enables the person or family to keep a beloved pet.
- Our Future
Our funding is generated primarily by membership dues, generous contributions, and two luncheon fundraisers: an annual Holiday Bazaar/Fashion Show Luncheon held in November and a Spring Luncheon/Annual Meeting held at a distinguished private home.
We need you to help continue the efforts of Friends. Providing financial assistance for veterinary emergencies, to resolve cruelty cases, and for humane education is our focus. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, our expenses are very low. Therefore, virtually every penny of every dollar you give goes to help the animals. We must continue our efforts for the animals. Humane groups with financial needs depend on us for support. Today we need your support to continue to help the animals. That is our bottom line!
About Us - Our Past
Friends of Montgomery County Animals, Inc. has a rich history of providing financial support to other humane organizations including the following:
Montgomery County SPCA - spay program and emergency Veterinary Memorial Fund. The printing of "Born to be Killed," a Montgomery County SPCA pamphlet widely distributed in the community, especially in the Montgomery County Public School System - humane education.
Bowie SPCA - very serious cruelty case involving more than twenty-seven horses.
Animal Protection Association of America - veterinary expense and placement of cruelly treated roadside zoo animals
Sponsored Spay/Neuter Weeks in Montgomery County and in the D.C. Metropolitan Area.
Animals' Guardian Angels - Helga Schweikert - underwriting veterinary care for abused and given up dogs.
Afghan Rescue and Basset Rescue - veterinary assistance for cruelty cases.
Hearing Dogs - two of the first hearing dogs placed in the state of Maryland.
Second Chance Wildlife/Chris Montuori - to support her efforts to save and care for injured wildlife.PAW (Partnership for Animal Welfare) - to help dog adoption efforts.
Paws With a Cause and The Damascus Lions Club Fund for Service Dogs - to financially assist with the training costs of service dogs for two disabled Damascus boys.
"SPEAC" Society for the Protection of Every Animal and Child - adoption support.
Equine Rescue League, Leesburg, VA - to aid equine cruelty cases.
Alley Cat Allies - to provide veterinary support for feral cat spay/neuter release programs.
Days Inn Farm Horse Rescue, Maryland- to support the education program to teach Maryland Animal Control Officers the criteria for equine cruelty cases.
Greyhound Pets of America - to assist chapters in San Diego, Florida and New York in placing retired racing greyhounds.
The National Wildlife Refuge Association - to advocate against drilling in Alaska's Tundra.
Montgomery County Humane Society - fund raising support.
C.A.T.S. (Citizens Advocating Trapping and Spaying) Hatteras Island, Outer Banks - to assist in spay/neuter release of feral cats.
Riverlands, LA S.P.C.A. - to help establish an emergency medical fund.
The Animal Lobby - to assist in closing down illegal puppy mills in the Mid-West and in rescuing and placing abused dogs.
SNAP (Spay and Neuter All Pets) - to help with low cost spay/neuters