BENEFITING: FRIENDS FOR ANIMALS OF METRO DETROIT
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS FOR ANIMALS OF METRO DETROIT
FRIENDS FOR THE DEARBORN ANIMAL SHELTER wrote -
As we wait to build our new “Home with Heart” it’s important that we keep our current home looking great for the more than 2,300 animals we care for and the 15,000+ families who visit the shelter each year.
With the help of a volunteer master gardener, and some amazing “Kid Crusader” volunteers, we’re ready to get outside and get our hands dirty. With YOUR help, we can create an amazing outdoor space for our four-legged friends to play, exercise, enjoy the sunshine and meet potential new best friends.
Our vision is to create an outdoor space that includes:
- Native species plants that are safe for dogs to eat, reduce fleas, and can handle a good trampling;
- Dog friendly mulch that naturally repels flies and ticks, won’t stick to long-hair coats, and creates a pleasant walking path for dogs and volunteers;
- A sandbox where dogs can dig for treats and bones;
- Rain barrels to collect run off water that can be used for irrigation
- And much more!
The best part of the new outdoor space? It can all be moved to our new shelter in the future!
By helping to create these new outdoor spaces, our youth volunteers will be learning valuable skills like environmentally friendly practices, how to properly care for plants and animals, and team work.
With the help of supporters like YOU we can create a beautiful new space for all of our four- and two-legged family members to enjoy.