December 2, 2008

Matching Challlenge Fundraiser is back!

New Matching Challenge Grant Announced To Benefit The Medfield Animal Shelter

The Medfield Animal Shelter is pleased to announce that our matching challenge fundraiser is back!  A small group of longtime shelter supporters, who wish to remain anonymous, have once again offered to match every dollar that is donated to the Medfield Animal Shelter between December 1, 2008 and January 15, 2009 up to $10,000!  Previous matching challenge fundraisers have been a huge success and helped us raise most of our operating budget for the year, allowing our volunteers to spend more time caring for the pets. 

This year's fundraiser is more important to the Shelter than ever before, as we have experienced a significant drop-off in donations over the last few months as a result of the recession.  At the same time we have experienced a large spike in the number of pets needing help, and are trying to help as many as we possibly can.  In the last few months we have taken in many adoptable dogs from local Animal Control Officers and dog pounds where they would otherwise have been euthanized.  We have also sponsored a veterinarian who has provided low cost spay and neuter services at the Shelter for over 500 cats this year.  These services are a crucial part of our ongoing commitment to help end the overpopulation of pets that results in an estimated 5 million companion pets being euthanized at shelters in the U.S. every year. All of our work is possible thanks to our wonderful volunteers and supporters. 

You can make your donation to this worthy cause go twice as far by making a donation to the Medfield Animal Shelter by January 15, 2009!  Please include a note with your donation letting us know that your donation is for the Matching Challenge Grant.  The Matching Challenge Grant is open to anyone wishing to support the Medfield Animal Shelter, so please spread the word and make a donation today! 

The Medfield Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer, nonprofit facility.  The Shelter is a no-kill facility and in order to help reduce the population of homeless and unwanted pets, every pet is spayed or neutered prior to being placed in a new home.  The Animal Control Officers from both the towns of Dover and Medfield bring all of their stray pets to the Medfield Animal Shelter, and we take in pets from the surrounding area as space permits.

For more information about the shelter, please visit our website:

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to:

Medfield Animal Shelter
PO Box 271
Medfield, MA 02052



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