Entries by FOMA Team

FoMA Pet Food Distribution on May 23, 2023

On May 23rd, a collaborative effort took place between several organizations to address the needs of pet owners in the community. FoMA, an animal welfare non-profit, joined forces with Chewy, a pet food company, the Animal Welfare Club of Miami-Dade College of Homestead, This Is The Dog, another non-profit organization, Farmshare, and the Humane Society […]

Are You Ready For A Pet

Photo source: canva At FoMA, we want to see all pets find loving homes with families that will care for them forever.  Before you get a pet make sure you consider all of the responsibilities and the commitment necessary. Read the below and remember, if you’re unsure about making the commitment our pets deserve, it’s […]

Help Combat the Shelter Overcrowding Crisis

Intake numbers at the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter are the highest they have been in a long time, with the shelter’s dog population up more than 200% from a year ago and intake closed or managed. As more people return to work or struggle with the aftermath of the pandemic and its challenges, pets are being […]

What’s The Problem With The Pet World? Hint: It Isn’t The Shelters

With the holiday season in full swing, it is important to be intentional with our decisions. When we think about giving loved ones the gift of a new pet, we have to carefully consider which businesses we support with our purchase. Although there are some misconceptions about shelters, at FoMA we want to help inform […]

Volunteering: Get Involved Today!

We love creating positive change for the animals in Miami-Dade County, but we’re often short-handed–which is why we need the help of others in the community. Volunteers are one of our greatest assets, and we depend on their assistance to continue our fight against animal homelessness and needless suffering. If you want to commit to […]

Why Are Puppy Mills Bad? Reasons You Should Adopt, Not Shop

Puppy mills are inhumane breeding facilities whose sole purpose is producing as many puppies as possible, all for profit. Focused only on generating money, they have no concern for the welfare of the mothers or puppies, subjecting them to horrifying conditions. Puppy Mill Awareness Day was September 17th, but the need for awareness and action […]

Honoring Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

On August 28th, Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, we celebrate the lives of dogs and other pets that we loved and lost. While the passing of a beloved furry friend can be tremendously hard, the Rainbow Bridge extends the hope of reuniting with our furry friends after we too have moved on. If you are struggling […]

Help Your Pets “Beat the Heat”

We all like to stay cool during the summertime heat but for your pets, it is a necessity. The sometimes unbearable summer heat can be deadly for pets. With temperatures rising into the 100 degree range some days, it is crucial to know how to keep your pets safe from heat stroke. Luckily for you, […]