Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Shelter Spotlight #1-Almost Home, Southfield, MI

Deep in the heart of the Southfield business district, tucked away near the interchange of expressways just off of M-10 lies a no-kill animal rescue and haven called Almost Home. This shelter is located right by my office and throughout the day, when I’m racing to appointments or to pick up a quick bite to eat, I’ve noticed various volunteers walking adorable dogs with furiously waging tails just off of a path near a stretch of cookie cutter office buildings including ours.
With all of the offices nearby, I wonder how many dog lovers working nearby don’t even know about this place, so I’ve decided to highlight this great organization.
Almost Home Animal Rescue League was formed in 2001 by Gail Montgomery and her daughter Lauren. The very foundation of their shelter was built on providing a safe place for all animals from young to old, sick to healthy, maimed or beautiful.  Almost Home continues to thrive because the generous donations of people throughout Metro Detroit and various volunteers, and continues to proudly carry the name “no kill.” In fact, before Gail and Lauren took over the shelter, all sick animals found in Southfield were taken to another shelter in the Metro Detroit area to be euthanized. Now all animals found in Southfield, sick and healthy are brought to the shelter to be loved and treated. They receive no funds from the City and have recently spent more than $20,000 to treat sick dogs and cats recently dropped off there.  Because of this, they are in desperate need of donations! If you can help in anyway, please contact them. Every single dollar helps them.
Adoptable dogs and cats from Almost Home can be found at the link below. There are plenty of adoptable pets to choose from. Given the fact that they are a no-kill shelter, there are almost always filled to capacity. If you are looking for a new family member, it might be just a short drive away at their Southfield shelter.
The unique thing about Almost Home is that potential adopters are given the opportunity to foster an animal for two weeks, for the sole purpose of compatibility. Adoption donations range from $200-$300 and go towards covering the expenses incurred in rescuing the pet.  
Search their Adoptable Pets:
How You Can Help.
1)      Consider supporting Almost Home by making a tax-deductible monetary donation.
2)      Volunteer your time.  It doesn’t cost you a thing and you’ll feel good about it! Almost Home’s volunteer needs can be found here:
3)      Donate food and treats. Right now, Almost Home is in desperate need of dog food. They use Diamond Natural Chicken and Rice which can be purchased at most pet supply stores.
4)      Adopt a Dog or Cat Today from Almost Home.  
Adoption Events take place at Almost Home on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30 until 5:30 p.m. at the Southfield location. 
They also take place at Premier Pet Supply every other Saturday from 1:30 until 5:30 p.m.
Upcoming Adoption Event Dates:
            November 6th
November 20th
December 4th
December 18th
            Premier Pet Supply
            31215 Southfield Road
            Beverly Hills, MI 48025

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