Archives for January 2015

Put a Smile on Your Face When You Do Your 2015 MA Taxes! Just Look for Line 32f!

Yes…you read that headline right! Thanks to a law passed in 2012, you can now help homeless animals when you complete your Massachusetts income tax return.

That law created the Massachusetts Animal Fund, which seeks to end animal homelessness by investing in spay/neuter surgeries and animal control officer training. The Fund is administered by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, with assistance from an advisory committee and encourages Massachusetts residents to invest in the responsible care of animals.

The Fund provides no-cost spay/neuter surgeries for homeless cats and dogs owned by low-income families. In its first six months, the Fund distributed over $200,000 to help over 2,300 dogs and cats across the state! MRFRS is pleased to be one of those providers through our two Catmobiles.

Your participation is critical to the Fund’s success, as it operates solely on online donations and those made through the Massachusetts Resident Income Tax Return. Donating is as easy as filling in a donation amount on Line 32f…and any amount matters!

Help the Massachusetts Animal Fund make a greater impact in the Commonwealth in 2016. Invest in the responsible care of animals by donating on Line 32f this tax season – and by helping to spread the word about this important program!

Save the Date: Dining to Donate at Maggie’s Farm on July 18th!

Join us on Monday, July 18th at Maggie’s Farm in Middleton for a Dining to Donate culinary adventure starting at 4:00 pm! A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to MRFRS to help cats and kittens in need. We will have a 50/50 raffle, and the food is sure to be fantastic! Come and enjoy a delicious dinner — and support MRFRS in the process. Click here to check out their fabulous menu. See you there — and don’t forget to bring your friends!

Spring Rabies Clinic to Be Held Saturday, March 11th

Our spring rabies clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 am to noon at the Hilton Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Rd. (Route 1) in Salisbury. Rabies vaccines will be $10, and microchip identification will be $15 (includes registration). All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in safe carriers. Please bring proof of previous vaccination history if you would like your pet to receive a three-year vaccine. The clinic is open to everyone — no reservation required — and is held in collaboration with Amesbury/Salisbury Animal Control. For more information, please call 978-462-0760 or email info@mrfrs.org.