“You Buy Dinner, I’ll Drive…” Food Drive for Lancaster County (SC) Animal Control (February 9-22, 2014): 


Montgomery County (NC) Animal Control, Mt Gilead NC (November 23, 2013):

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McGrady with the donations at MCAC

Six months our first visit to MCAC, we decided to check in with Leon Everett, Lead ACO at MCAC, regarding any new needs.  He noted that they could always use food to enable them to give the animals more time.  However, they were also pouring new kennel runs in the back of the old shelter as the old ones no longer met State code regarding cross-contamination barriers.  They did not have dog houses or weather-proofing tarps that would enable them to use the new kennels.  FMFF went into action to collect more food but also to collect gently used (or buy new) Igloo insulated plastic dog houses.   FMFF delivered the following:

  • 2 Large PetBarn Dog Houses (NEW)
  • 4 Large Petmate Igloo Dog Houses (1 donated, 3 NEW)
  • 9 Large Heavy-Duty Tarps (4 donated, 5 purchased)
  • 595 lbs Dry Dog Food

Montgomery County (NC) Animal Control, Mt Gilead, NC (May 4, 2013):

MCAC Lead ACO, Leon Everett, unloading the 969 lbs of food from our truck! He noted the delivery was “like Christmas” for the shelter!

We decided to reach out to MCAC after hearing that they had the highest euthanasia rate in the state in 2012.  Having worked in rescue for a long time, the FMFF founder knew that high euthanasia rates are oftentimes due to lack of rescue connections, local residents either not adopting from the shelter or not being able to keep their own animals due to economic issues, and other issues—not a willingness to help the animals—but rather due to a lack of public help.  When we called, we found a VERY grateful Lead ACO who noted all they were doing to make things better for the animals (please read the blog posts under our Rural Shelters section for all the good being done their now!).  For our first trip to MCAC, FMFF delivered the following:

  • 969 lbs Dry Dog Food

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Another view of the truckload of food before McGrady left to make his delivery!
  • 3 Large boxes of clean gently used towels
  • Marion County (SC) Animal Shelter, Mullins SC (December 2, 2012):

    Betsey giving kisses to 2 MCAS staffers as she sits in front of the truck bed full of goods

    MCAS is a small, high-intake animal shelter whose staff works VERY diligently to save every adoptable animal in their care.  A testament to that, our pack member (Betsey) found herself a stray 10-week old pup covered in Demodex (mange) but the staff gave the scrawny black & white pup every chance.   FMFF received its official non-profit status designation from the State of NC in late June 2012.  We couldn’t think of a better rural shelter to help as our first “official” activity!  Betsey was our AmbassaDog for this delivery and shared some kisses with staff to show her thanks!  FMFF delivered the following to MCAS:

    • 4 Treat Packs
    • 4 Nylabones
    • 9 Kong/Rhino Toys
    • 11 Airline or Wire Crates (thanks to Ashe County Humane Society for donating 3 of these!)

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    Unloading the truck at MCAS
  • 23 lbs Dry Cat Food
  • 37 Dog Collars or Harnesses
  • 40 Cans Wet Cat Food
  • 48 Cans Wet Dog Food
  • 325 lbs Dry Dog Food
  • Multiple Tennis Balls
  • Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, Salisbury NC (June 16, 2012):

    FFAS volunteer (Shannon) and then Shelter Director (Shelley) with McGrady and the donations!

    After learning of their needs via a post on FFAS’s Facebook page, FMFF delivered the following in response:

    • 1 collapsible dog crate
    • 3 washable pet beds
    • 32 giant paper towel rolls
    • 36 pouches wet dog food
    • 228 can wet dog food
    • 300 lbs kitty litter