NEW: MCPAW / MCC3 Kitten & Cat Foster and Adoption Program
MCPAW, in partnership with the Montgomery County Community Cat Coalition (MCC3), has launched a new foster care and adoption program for homeless cats and kittens. In this program, MCPAW donors contribute the resources that enable MCPAW and MCC3 volunteers to transport the cats to and from veterinary clinics for MCPAW-funded spay/neuter services, vaccinations, de-worming, microchipping, combo testing, and, if needed, urgent veterinary treatment. Then, experienced cat foster parents provide the love, socialization, healthy foods, and enrichment that are critical in preparation for a healthy start to life and for successful adoption. Our expert volunteers also coach the adopters of these cats and kittens on how to best help them adjust to their new homes and lifestyles, and they are available for additional guidance to these pet parents in the future.
We view this as a critical service that we can – and MUST – provide due to shelters in our community (and across the country) being overwhelmed with cats and kittens, most not spayed or neutered. Additionally, this program provides a special human touch and the one-on-one attention that shelters struggling with capacity issues and staffing shortages simply cannot provide.
Although our initial goal is to raise enough funding for spaying and neutering 100 of these kittens, the need will far exceed that number and we ask for your continued support through additional donations and/or through making friends, family members, and colleagues aware of the support needed for this wonderful, impact-driven program.
If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this Volunteer application.
If you would like to adopt one of these kittens, please fill out this Adoption application.
To DONATE to this effort, go here.
Other Core MCPAW Programs:
MCPAW Pet Parent Veterinary Assistance Grants
Based on available donated funds, MCPAW provides financial assistance grants for critical care aligned with its mission to end pet suffering and homelessness and to keep pets together with the humans who love them.
GRANT TERMS: Grant decisions will be made without regard to the grant applicant’s race, gender identification, religion, or national origin. Decisions will be made as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the completed grant application and any supporting documents considered necessary by the grant committee to render a decision.
Grant awards will NOT be made for routine and preventive veterinary care, vaccinations, or spay/neuter procedures. Grant awards will be paid directly to the treating veterinarian. The maximum benefit per grant is $700 per 12-month period. Grant awards will be based on availability of funds. Tax reporting obligations are the sole responsibility of the grant beneficiary and/or his/her tax professional. Applications and additional instructions are available below.
The majority of Financial Hardship Veterinary Care Grants awarded by MCPAW for critically needed care in the following categories:
- Special Needs Pets and Senior Pets adopted from an animal shelter in Montgomery County – with formal acknowledgement of the pet’s medical condition or age at time of adoption.
- Critically needed medical procedures for any pets adopted from any shelter in Montgomery County or that are in an approved foster care program in the County.
- Pets of Montgomery County Senior Citizens
- Animals in Montgomery County
- Pets of Active Duty and Military Veterans, Frontline Workers, and First Responders living in Montgomery County Other grants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The MCPAW Veterinary Care Grant Process:
- Confirm that your veterinarian will accept full or partial payment for the medical treatment/procedure from MCPAW within 30 days of the procedure. Any costs not covered by the grant are your responsibility as the pet’s owner.
- Have your veterinarian provide you with a written description of the medical condition & cost estimate on their letterhead. These are required for your application.
- Complete the MCPAW application form (available on this website page)
- Scan and email with the completed application form and veterinarian’s diagnosis and cost estimate to INFO@MCPAW.ORG
- MCPAW will notify you that we have received your grant and if we have additional questions.
- Your application will be reviewed by the MCPAW Board of Directors Grant Review Committee.
- You will be notified of the committee’s decision and next steps.
PDF GRANT APPLICATION