Community Outreach

“MARL has kept me and my best friend together. Sometimes life gets hard. Losing my dog would have been the worst thing that could happen to me. MARL helped me with food, advice, and even helped Seven when she was sick. I can’t even think about where Seven and I would be without MARL.”

– Greg, Community Outreach client and Best Friend to Seven

MARL’s Community Outreach Program is the ultimate effort to keep animals with their families in the homes they know and love. Our clients are local pet owners who want to provide their pets with proper care but are struggling in some way. We provide cat and dog food as well as supplies to low-income households, and in specific cases, low-cost medical care.

The staff at MARL is also committed to acting as a source of pet care information and education for our community. Some examples include providing options for low-cost spay and neuter, educating dog owners about heartworm disease, and explaining the importance of annual vet care. Hundreds of cats and dogs have been able to stay in their homes instead of entering the shelter system because of this community outreach program.

In addition, MARL promotes and assists animal welfare efforts throughout our community by actively supporting local outreach and rescue programs working to combat animal cruelty. We have relationships with many groups and work together to achieve this common goal.

If you would like more information on MARL’s Community Outreach Program, please contact our office at 248-335-9290 during business hours.