Vet Fund Established to Help Heal Homeless Animals
MCPAW has accepted this challenge because we believe the people of Montgomery County will come together to start a Vet Fund for the shelter, and then keep it going for years to come. We can provide the first step in healing stray and homeless animals physically so they can go on to heal emotionally.
Will you help us help the animals? Click here to go to our News page and read the full story.
Do you love Yankee Candles? Wouldn’t it be great if 40% of the price you paid for your favorite Yankee Candle products went directly to Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-being (MCPAW)? Of course it would! Which is why we are so excited to introduce a new fundraising program with Yankee Candle.
Here’s how it works: You shop and order Yankee Candle products online. They are delivered directly to your home or sent as a gift to your friends and family. And it’s all done for the exact same price you would pay in a Yankee Candle store!
For details and the MCPAW group number that you must enter when you start shopping, click here to visit the full story on our Events page.
If you’re looking for holiday fun for your dog and your family, plan to attend our Holiday Party at Zoom Room.
Save the date: Sunday, December 15 from 4-6pm at Zoom Room, 11771 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Click here to go to our Event page and see all the details like… Photos with Santa Paws, a prize for Best Holiday Costume, Agilty and Silent Auction and Raffle. There will also be gift bags, and treats for humans and their pups!
Hope to see you there!
Check Out MCPAW’s Amazon Wish List!
MCPAW has an Amazon Wish List! Search for MCPAW in Find Someone’s Wish List, or click here to go directly to our page. We will be adding new items all the time, as more detailed plans are made for the animals and their specific needs.
Order Your Pup a Surprise BarkBox and Help MCPAW Too!
Get $10 off any BarkBox subscription and support MCPAW at the same time! For every coupon used on Barkbox.com, MCPAW will receive a $10 donation.
Be sure to use our special promo code: MCPAWBBX1 and help us meet our goal of 100 subscriptions and raising $1,000.
It’s so easy. Just go to BarkBox.com, choose a dog size, choose a plan, then get a BarkBox.
To learn more about BarkBox and how it will benefit MCPAW, click here to read the full story on our Events page.
Veterinary/Pet Care Explorer Post & Club Hosted by MCPAW!
Students looking to pursue a career in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Care and Well-Being, or who have a passion and care about animals, are invited to join the new Explorer Post and Exploring Club hosted by Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-being (MCPAW).
Explorer posts and clubs are a division of the Boy Scouts of America and exist across the United States to give male and female students the opportunity to explore various professions. The Explorer Club is a co-ed program for students in grades 6-8. The Explorer Post is for students 14 – 20 years of age. Volunteers are also needed for both programs.
For more information, click here to see the full story on our News page.
MCPAW Sends Huge Thank You to Young Girl for Donations!
To say that Kayla T’s Mitzvah project for MCPAW was successful would be a major understatement.
- Over 125 pounds of food/dog snacks
- 14 bags of blankets/towels
- A bag of collars/leashes
- 50 pet toys
Shown here are just a couple of the boxes filled with items to be donated to help the animals.
You are our hero Kayla!!! MCPAW’s sincerest and biggest thanks for all you have done!!!!
Animal Services and Adoption Center Director Hired!
Potomac Almanac Chooses Montgomery County Animal Shelter’s MCPAW for…
CHARITY OF THE YEAR!
MCPAW Named ‘Charity of the Year’
Still raising funds for new animal shelter.
By Susan Belford
M ontgomery County Partners for Animal Well-Being (MCPAW) was selected as the Potomac “Charity of the Year” by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce. The organization was recognized for their dedication to providing needed funds for the new Montgomery County Animal Service and Adoption Center. ”Its an honor to have been chosen as Potomac’s Charity of the Year” said MCPAW Chairman of the Board Allan Cohen. “We appreciate the support that Potomac as given us since we started MCPAW. We are excited that the new center will be completed next fall, 2013. Now we are trying to gain major donors and corporate sponsorships.”
Although the Animal Services and Adoption Center is funded mostly by Montgomery County, they need additional revenue to create a facility to house and care for the county’s homeless or stray animals while they await new homes, as well as to provide animal care services needed in the community. MCPAW is working to raise these funds.
Board Member Kenny Kelley said, “A few short years ago, it was considered a farfetched dream that the current 30-year old, dilapidated Montgomery County Animal Shelter would ever be replaced. An even larger dream that it would be replaced by a state of the art building, one allowing fresh continuous air to circulate, an allotted quarantine area to keep the sick animals away from the other adoptees, a medical clinic staffed by a veterinarian ensuring that animals will be healthy and spayed/neutered before adoption, a barn for livestock, and with radiant heated floors so the animals will no longer shiver and feel desolate on the cold winter nights.” He continued: “Fortunately, thanks to the tireless efforts and commitment of County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council member Phil Andrews, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, the entire council, including President Roger Berlinger, all working in partnership with MCPAW, we broke ground on the new Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center on Jan. 28, 2012. Today we can stand here exuberant that this is no longer a dream but a well organized state of the art temporary home for all animals big and small. Whether they come from abusive or abandoned homes, suffer neglected, curable illnesses or are just confused strays, our community can go to sleep at night knowing the animals are being taken care of in the best way possible.”
One of MCPAW’s primary fund-raising events is the sale of brick pavers that will be displayed within the entrance plaza of the new adoption center. These pavers can be engraved with a tribute to a beloved pet, a friend, or with a corporate logo and name. MCPAW will honor and recognize individuals who make significant contributions to the new center by providing naming opportunities for wings, clinics or other areas of the center. One can also memorialize a loved one or pet by placing a name or graphic on an outdoor bench or on the Patron Wall. MCPAW encourages Montgomery County residents to learn more about the new facility, to consider contributing and get involved.
For more information, contact: www.mcpaw.org or Allan Cohen at 240-462-5000.