Great News! We Are Very Close to Reaching Our $50K Goal!
October 11, 2016
BENEFITING: FIX OUR FERALS
MADDIE’S FUND AWARDS $50K MATCHING GRANT TO FIX OUR FERALS!
That’s right! Maddie's Fund will MATCH every donation we receive up to $50K, through October 15, in support of re-opening the FOF Spay-Neuter Center!
Since 1998, the East Bay has depended on Fix Our Ferals (FOF) for cat spay-neuter they can afford. Thousands of individuals have helped support the FOF mission: to humanely reduce the cat population in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, and to spread the word about trap-neuter-return (TNR).
In July 2012, Fix Our Ferals opened the FOF Spay-Neuter Center to greatly expand our services, and the Center has served close to a whopping 20,000 cats in just 4 ½ years. However, in April 2016, it was necessary to temporarily close due to lack of funds. In our absence, many cat caretakers and TNR volunteers are unable to access spay-neuter that they can afford! Therefore we are working hard to re-open as soon as possible.
WE ARE ON THE HOME STRETCH TOWARD REOPENING! The sooner we meet the Maddie’s Fund challenge, the sooner we can close the gap on the last $100K of our needed start-up funding of $250K.
Please donate NOW during this challenge period, AS EACH AND EVERY DOLLAR IS DOUBLED! Ask your friends and neighbors to donate, too!
Your dollars will FIX East Bay CATS!
Photos: M. Decker, C. Groner, L. Fulton, V. Semones, R. VanderLugt
About Maddie’s Fund
Maddie's Fund® is a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, the Foundation has awarded more than $187.8 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and gave them great joy. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987 – 1997 and continues to inspire them today.
Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat. #ThanksToMaddie.