The mission of Making A Difference Now (MADN) is to help homeless, abandoned and feral animals, and the volunteers and organizations that serve them; to support other organizations with similar goals; and to advocate for animals everywhere.
Funding to provide for immediate animal care needs, TNR expansion, volunteer recruitment and training, and public education efforts.
As noted above, we are a volunteer-only organization governed by our Board of Directors who donate their time and talents to the MADN mission. All board members are animal lovers and many directly engage in animal rescue efforts, including feral cat colony caretaking and TNR activities. In fact, MADN was created when two founding directors became involved in feral cat rescue, TNR and caretaking, and realized the enormous needs that were going unmet. We decided we could and must help, and we have - both animals in need and the people who work hard every day to help them. Seeing animals you have rescued and knowing that you have given them a safe home if they are friendly and adoptable, or a much better shot at a long and healthy life if they are feral and have been neutered and now have caretakers to help care for them - that's a great feeling!
MADN works to
reduce pet overpopulation and help all animals live healthier, safer,
happier lives, preferably as treasured pets in loving homes, as farm animals in humane, cage-free, natural surroundings, or as wildlife in comfortable, stable, appropriate habitat. We also want to eliminate research using animals that isn't absolutely necessary for human health, to encourage more humane treatment of all research animals, and to encourage widespread use of cruelty-free products.
Increased awareness by the community and by specific target groups (school children, college students, neighborhoods, and so forth) of pet overpopulation, shelter/rescue group adoptions, responsible pet ownership, and appropriate actions when one sees an animal in need or in distress.
We have contributed to the reduction in the number of feral cats in Lexington, and we will continue and expand this essential work.
Most area practices provide low cost spay/neuter services on an ongoing basis.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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