Thursday, May 13, 2021

Local animal rescue group receives Petco grant funds

Dog's best friend may very well be the Petco Love foundation which recently donated $7,500 to the Friends of Michigan Animal Rescue (FMAR) facility.

Petco Love, formerly the Petco Foundation, has donated nearly $300 million in pet adoption and other animal lifesaving efforts since it was founded in 1999, according to a prepared statement from the organization. 

The grant to FMAR will be used to continue  the work of the nonprofit organization  which works with local animal control facilities to save as many pet lives as possible in the Belleville and surrounding area with a treat and release program, and stray dog partnership with Sumpter Township. The non profit  facility takes in more than 400 dogs and cats a year with the goal of making them healthy and giving them a fresh new start.

“We are proud to be partners with such a wonderful organization,” said Marcy LaFramboise who along with her husband, Pete, founded FMAR in 2003. The organization has spay/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and given any and all medical care needed for more than 10,000 animals who found a new start with new families who have loved and cared for them since it began.

“We would also like to thank the employees of the #1905 Westland Petco store as well as the Petco Love who has supported the lifesaving work of Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue for over 17 years,” she said.

Petco Love has helped find homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations nationwide.

For more information about FMAR, visit