Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit to Aid Hurricane Harvey Relief

Shelter preparing for arrival of Houston adoptable animals

donating 50% of all adoption fees to Houston shelters


Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) will donate 50% of all adoption fees to local Houston animal rescue groups through the month of September to aid animal shelters devastated by the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The shelter is also making room for adoptable animals from the impacted areas, expected to arrive within the month.


FAMD has agreed to be one of the Michigan animal shelters finding homes for adoptable Houston animals. These animals were in Houston shelters and ready for adoption before the storm hit, and are being moved to make room to reunite lost pets with their owners. Said Elaine Greene, executive director of FAMD, “With so many animals in need of homes even before the storm hit, it’s especially urgent now to make room for all the pets in Houston that were lost in the shuffle.”

Through the month of September, FAMD will donate half of each adoption fee to one of several Houston-area shelters. Adopters will choose from a list of humane groups, including the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, one of the shelters coordinating funds and donation distribution to those affected by the hurricane. This offer includes all cats and dogs adopted from FAMD at the “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo” event at the Detroit Zoo on September 15 and 16. FAMD will bring several animals to find them new homes, thus freeing up space at the shelter for new arrivals.


About “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo”

The event is Friday, September 15 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. For more details, visit MEET YOUR BEST FRIEND (SEPTEMBER)


About FAMD

After 22 years of nurturing nearly 50,000 animals as the Dearborn Animal Shelter, the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit has embarked on public phase of their “Our Animals Need A Home” capital campaign to construct a new Animal Adoption & Education Center at the site of the former Dearborn Amtrak station on Michigan Avenue. Construction begins in October. For more information about FAMD, visit


  1. Keeping our paws crossed that loads of pets get adopted. A twofold win: a forever home for adorable pets like the pictured Pibble and help for Harvey victims. Way to go FAMD!
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  2. Kismet says:

    Great idea!!!
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  3. Sandee says:

    I hope they all find forever homes. So precious.

    Have a woof woof day, Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  4. we hope for a lot of furever homes… all paws are crossed for the friends in need…
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  5. Our paws are crossed, hoping those animals find great forever homes! That’s beautiful pibble, I hope she(?) finds a loving family soon! We would take her in a heartbeat!
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  6. It is so wonderful that shelters and rescues across the country have opened their hearts and doors to displaced pets from the devastating hurricane.
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  7. How wonderful to see so many cities and states coming together to help pups in need!!!
    Go Detroit!
    Jakey & Arty
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  8. Wonderful what they are doing to help. We hope all find homes
    Hazel & Mabel
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  9. I sure do hope and pawyer that many furs can be adopted and way more be reunited with their furmilies.
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  10. Rachel says:

    That is wonderful that Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit is doing that. It’s so wonderful that rescues all over are helping out.

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