Who We Are
We are truly a no-kill shelter. F.O.M.A.A. is a non-profit organization established by volunteers at the Marblehead Animal Control Office. F.O.M.A.A. was formed in 1993 for the sole purpose of raising funds to provide food, shelter, medical care, and good homes to dozens of animals abandoned each year. All money raised and goods donated are used for this purpose--this is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff.
Adopting a Friend
We have you make out an application and we interview you. All our cats are tested for FeLV and FIV, given a rabies and distemper shot, and spayed or neutered. We take care of any other medical problems if necessary. Dogs are brought up to date on their shots and are spayed or neutered. and we take care of any other medical problems. Our reasonable fees do not cover our costs. Our adoption hours are Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00pm, Saturdays from noon to 6:30pm and Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm.
Volunteering and Donations
We are always in need of additional volunteers to help us. Tasks to be done include: walking dogs, cleaning cat pans and cages, feeding cats, cleaning dog cages, medicating sick animals, laundry, general cleaning of the shelter, assisting with administrative tasks, working with the media, helping out at fund raising events. Volunteers can sign up for a hour a week, a day a week, sporadic visits or whatever fits into the volunteer's schedule. All donations are used for care and feeding of our animals. We welcome donations in honor of a special occasion or in memory of a loved one. A special commemorative card will be sent to acknowledge the donation. Donations of equipment and other miscellanous, useful items are also welcomed. We have a "wish list" of items needed.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
We are looking for several men and women to join the volunteer team at the shelter. You can work two hours a week or more every week, or every other week. Set your own hours. We need your help. The rewards (read: purrs) are unlimited.
Stop by to complete an application on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, on Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from noon to 6:30 pm and Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm.
We are open for adoptions on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, on Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Saturdays from noon to 6:30 pm and Sundays from noon to 4:00 pm. If you can't make it at that time, call for an appointment: (781) 631-8664.
Friends of Marblehead's Abandoned Animals
44 Village St.
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: (781) 631-8664