Current Projects

$25 Spay/Neuter Vouchers for residents of Montgomery County NC in conjunction with Montgomery County Animal Services & Spay/Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills, September 2023-present:

After taking a hiatus from any FMFF activities as her pack got older and needed her care and attention, our Founder wanted to restart the work FMFF had been doing. By Summer 2023, it was evident that McGrady was not going to live much longer and she wanted to honor him. Thus, she reached back out to Montgomery County Animal Services and found out that the group that had come in with a $25,000 Spay/Neuter grant had used all that and was no longer involved in the area—-but the need for discounted spay/neuter services was STILL great. She also found out that our friend, Lead ACO Leon, had retired and a new Interim Shelter Director, Stephanie Smith, had taken over. Between 2018 and 2023, so much had changed out there! A new, animal-loving County Manager has made all the difference in the world! The County has built a brand new animal shelter! When our founder discussed reviving the discounted spay/neuter program again, both the Shelter Director and County Manager were immediately on board with the idea!

Shelter Director, Stephanie Smith, with the first $5000 check to start off the 2023-24 $25 Spay/Neuter Voucher Program!

We were able to work out the logistics so that the Shelter would sell the vouchers directly and also get the $25 voucher payments over the the Veterinary Clinic to go back into the fund. FMFF presented a $5000 check made out to the Veterinary Clinic to MCAS in September 2023. The interest in the community was incredible! Seeing the success and enthusiasm, the County Manager wanted this to continue so our founder made a friendly challenge offer that she would donate $5000 of her own money to the Fabulous Freedom Fund IF the County would match that…they did and she did…so the Fund is up to $15,000, which doesn’t include the $25 voucher payments that go back into the Fund as well as donations to it! We are SO excited to be “back in action”!

We are also excited to have helped the shelter make some important connections! Our Friends at Barks, Bones & Biscuits Bakery now have a grooming salon. Robyn Kline, the owner, took her mobile grooming salon out to the shelter to groom a family of 5 Siberian Huskies who found themselves there after their owner died. We also helped make a rescue connection with Speak Rescue and Sanctuary, who took 2 special needs dogs from the shelter and helped find them homes!