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Friends Of Montgomery County Animals Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Provide animal humane education, spaying and neutering to reduce animal overpopulation, care of animals from cruelty cases and injured wildlife, promotion of animal adoptions and support of animal care organizations.

Programs: Promoted reduction of animal overpopulation by funding 245 trap/spay-neuter/release cases; funded the adoption of 250 cats/kittens; supported 24 needy individuals/families for the spay/neuter or veterinary care of cats and dogs, including a service dog.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

FMCA is a wonderful charity that aims to support cats in Montgomery County, MD. They frequently help adopt out socialized community cats. ALSO, they help fund TNR for many community cats that cannot be adopted out. They also have volunteers that help TNR community cats. I can't begin to express my gratitude for all they do.

(They have helped fund TNR for my community cats. There are so many good things I can say just as a community member too.)

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted two cats from this rescue group that were part of a rescue from a farm with over 25 cats. This bonded pair was fostered for a year in a volunteer's house. I appreciated that FMCA was upfront about the location they were rescued from and the type of cats they were. The volunteer thought the cats would get along with our dog and gave very helpful guidance about how to introduce the cats to the dog. Our house was visited to make sure it was a good environment for the cats and there was good follow up with how the transition went. The cats were almost due for yearly vaccinations, so FMCA paid for the vaccinations directly to our vet.

This rescue was wonderful to work with, and we love our new pets! And they get along with our dog just fine :-)

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

I began volunteering with FMCA because I read about their adoption process and thought it was very thorough. I have been doing trap, neuter, return (TNR) work for a decade but adopting out the friendly cats had always been difficult for me. I was looking for an organization that had a good infrastructure for this and I've had a really great experience with FMCA. It seems like a lot of groups do just TNR work or just adoptions, or only fundraising and advocacy, this is the first organization I've come across works across the spectrum of issues related to unwanted cats. They are currently providing funds for me to TNR several "community cats" in my area, this keeps cats out of the shelter, particularly cats that are not adoptable. They also support caretakers by helping them to resolve complaints about colonies. They have the most thorough vetting process for potential adopters that I have seen, this is really crucial for people like me who are great at trapping, caring for, and socializing cats, but would otherwise struggle with the adoption process. I love that FMCA works across the whole organism not just one piece.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for FMCA for years and while they are not the first group I have experience working with, they are by far the best! Careful consideration is taken during the process of adopting the rescues to ensure that they are going to the best forever homes available. Bonded pairs are not split up and single animal households are carefully chosen for those animals who need that level of care. The volunteers at all levels are highly dedicated to their role, big or small, in helping every animal they meet. The TNR program supported by FMCA is amazing because the feral colonies are monitored for vetting needs and friendly stray individuals are nursed and then made available for adoption. The health and well-being of the animals comes first and I am proud to say I can be a part of the efforts.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Friends of Montgomery County Animals for over 10 years. I don't even live in Montgomery County anymore, but I like this organization so much, that I continue to volunteer. All of the fosters, other volunteers, and board members are so dedicated to finding good homes for our furry friends. All of the animals are lovingly cared for until they can be placed in their forever homes. I believe in the mission, and I am proud to support this wonderful group. These people enjoy the challenge, work hard, and make a difference.

Review from Guidestar

3 Julie F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization run by some smart, effective volunteers. Since I moved to Maryland, they have funded spay/neuter surgeries for several cat colonies I've come across, enabling me to get these colonies sterilized and stop countless litters of kittens from being born. Very impressed by how responsive, caring, and organized FMCA is. When one of the cats I trapped had a plastic slurpee lid embedded around her torso and needed additional vet care, FMCA stepped up to cover the costs. As someone who has been involved in animal welfare volunteer work for more than 20 years, I can wholeheartedly recommend this organization to people who are interested in volunteering or donating to this charity.

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has been helping animals for more than 40 years. They are an all volunteer group that among other projects, helps trap and neuter outdoor cats. I came across an individual in need that was overwhelmed with 40 feral cats indoor and outside his property in need of vet care and neutering. I called several places locally and none were able to help quickly except FMCA. With swift grace a volunteer met me on the site where the cats were and scooped up the most sick ones (kittens) and put them in carriers driving them directly to the vet for care. She spoke with the caregiver and arranged to come back for the rest. She was a godsend. I felt so relieved that FMCA cared so much to quickly solve the problem. All the cats are now fixed and the population is under control, many adopted out already. I will continue to donate to them as ALL the money goes directly to the animal care and vet bills. No paid employees.