We are very proud of the programs
that our group conceived of and shared within our community.
UPDATE: Our latest Pets For Veterans campaign resulted in the adoptions of 10 dogs and 3 cats from the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Please go to our "photo" section (it may take a little time to load up all the photos) and view the slide show which features some of our Pets For Veterans participants and their new, furry family members.
From July 25th, through August 6, 2016, Friends will be hosting our seventh "Pets For Veterans" campaign at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. To qualify, a Veteran must show a photo ID as well as a copy of their DD214 Discharge papers or a Jackson County Veterans ID card. Any qualified veteran may then select one dog or up to two cats from JCAS and Friends will pay the adoption fee- while funding is available. (Veterans will need to purchase a dog license for $10 if they have selected a dog as their new best friend. ) All animals will already be spayed or neutered and up-to-date on necessary vaccinations.
Friends has allocated up to $1,800 for this campaign during the designated dates. If you go to the shelter and don't see a pet that will be a perfect match for you at that time, we do have a limited number of vouchers that can be available that will extend the deadline for a short period of time. We want to be sure that you and your new pet will live happily-ever-after together and that they will be a part of your loving family.
JCAS is located at 3370 Spring Arbor Rd., Jackson, MI and is open M-F from 10 AM - 4:30 PM. They are closed for lunch from 1- 2 PM. Saturday hours are 10 AM- 1 PM. Please allow ample time to select your new pet and fill out the proper paperwork.
We are pleased that we can offer this program for our local veterans again this year. During our last campaigns we have paid for adoptions of a total of 47 dogs and 28 cats. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Friends Of The Animals to help us continue this program in the future, please send your donation to:
Friends Of The Animals, P. O. Box 4269, Jackson, MI 49204. Specify "Pets For Veterans" on the memo line of your check if you would like your gift to help us to continue this worthy program. (Donations can also be dropped off at the Jackson County Animal Shelter but be sure it is put into an envelope marked for Friends Of The Animals.) Thank you!
Our organization came up with a plan which would reunite lost dogs with their owners while saving valuable time for our police officers.
- Thanks to our plan and the cooperation of the Jackson County Treasurers Office, the County computer programmers and the Jackson County
Friends has offered our "Pets For Veterans" program six times in the past few years where we have paid for the adoption fees of one dog or up to two cats (at the Jackson County Animal Shelter) for a local veteran during our designated dates. As of 2015, qualified veterans have adopted 47 dogs and 28 cats and taken them to their loving, permanent homes. (Some of our veterans and their new best friends are featured in our photo section. If you would like to view them please click on the "photo" button above.) We are grateful for their service to our country and we also thank our supporters who have helped to finance this program with their donations. If you would like to help us continue this valuable program, please consider a monetary donation to Friends. You can find our address by clicking on to the "Contact" section above.
All donations to our organization are tax deductible. Thank you!
*ANNOUNCING A PROGRAM with Kroger where you can easily HELP "FRIENDS"*
We have been accepted into the KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM for non-profits. Kroger will donate a portion of the money received at the register to "Friends" if the shopper(s) have pre-registered their Kroger Plus Card in advance. This wonderful program will continue to run in 2016 so we need people to register right away so we can benefit from Kroger's donations. Our exclusive organization number is 91493. It will take a few minutes to complete the process, but you only need to do it once (in each calendar year) and it would truly help our non-profit organization in a big way! To the best of our knowledge, your address will not be sold by Kroger and you will not be getting junk mail from them once you sign up. So please do not hesitate to join the program to benefit "Friends".
For your convenience, you can download a copy of the registration instructions from your printer by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Even if you registered in 2013, 2014 OR 2015 we need to have you register again for the Kroger fiscal year of April, 2016 through April 2017. Thank you so much for helping us to help the animals by shopping at Kroger!!!!
+ To participate in this program, please register your Kroger Plus card online at krogercommunityrewards.com (Detailed instructions are in the download below.) If you don't have a Kroger Plus card you can get one at the service desk at any Kroger. If you registered prior to April, 2016. It is easy to re-enroll your card. Please go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com, and click "sign in." Put in your e-mail address and password that you used to enroll previously. Submit our group number 91493 or type in Friends Of The Animals For The Jackson Area, Inc. Click on to our organization and then click "enroll." It's as easy as that!
Please REMEMBER, purchases will not count for "Friends" until after you register your card!
Do you use a phone number at the register? If so, please call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING US TO HELP MORE NEEDY ANIMALS IN THE JACKSON, MI AREA!!!