The need for rescuers in their community was immense, as Monroe County has no animal shelter. The animals in their care come from a variety of situations. MCAL volunteers are always on the lookout for strays. County residents know they can contact the MCAL hotline if a homeless animal is spotted. When a family encounters debilitating financial hardship and makes the difficult decision to surrender their companion animal, MCAL is there, ready to find a new home.
For the last several years, MCAL has offered low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to the pets of Monroe County residents. For folks unable to afford the costs of veterinary surgery, MCAL has, on more than one occasion, provided these much-needed services free of charge, fulfilling a vital need in underserved areas.
This rescue enterprise has an enviable track record of success. For the last 15 years, they’ve safely transported 4,100 creatures to adoptive homes out-of-state, provided alteration surgeries for 1,700 dogs and cats, and found local homes for 580 animals. Furthermore, they work very hard on behalf of traditionally hard-to-place dogs, such as seniors, bully breeds and hounds. With educational efforts designed to teach people how to be good guardians of companion animals, MCAL has helped change their community for the better.
None of these good works would have been possible without the faithful volunteers who devote their time, energy and resources. These good-hearted people come from all walks of life … business owners, homemakers, professional workers, farmers and more. With limited assistance from the local animal control agency, this purposeful group has made a real and lasting difference in their community.
Here are just a few of the many animals that have been saved by the good works of Monroe County Animal League. In fact, all of the dogs you see here are available for adoption …
For all that they do to improve the lives of needy dogs and cats, awarding MCAL this grant was our great pleasure. Our financial assistance was earmarked for spay and neuter surgeries for cats belonging to county residents.
If you or someone you know would be interested in supporting this fabulous organization, we encourage you to visit their website at www.mcal.petfinder.com (or call them directly at 304-772-4445). You never know … you could end up finding your new best friend!
If you’ve had experience with an animal rescue organization worthy of special recognition and financial support, please encourage them to fill out one of our grant applications. Interested parties should contact us and one of our customer service agents will be happy to share all the details.