With two of every three families owning a pet and considering a pet an important part of their family, pet food insecurity has become a growing challenge.
October 17, 2020 marked the third Pet Wellness Day, where Michelson Found Animals partnered with Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California State Assembly, the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, and The Cesar Millan Foundation to provide critical support to underserved communities and their pets. The event is a part of MFA’s Better Neighbor Project and the help it provides is all the more critical due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Folks in this community have a lot of needs, there’s a tremendous lack of resources.” said Rendon. “We have done a lot of amazing work together with Michelson Found Animals. All you have to do is look around the event today to see what the organization means to me and our community. You see the sense of community today and we need that today more than ever.”
Over 600 pets and families received complimentary treatment and services, including microchipping, vaccinations, wellness assessments, flea treatments, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, hair trimming, fur brushing, pet food pantry, and surrender prevention education.