The Mount Vernon Center for Animal Care, founded in 1974 is a municipal shelter that serves as a safe haven for thousands of domestic animals who are lost, abandoned, neglected, unwanted or in distress. We are a small shelter, but our caring staff and volunteers work tirelessly to improve the lives of resident animals and those within the city of Mt. Vernon.
We actively promote both adoptions and fostering, and welcome volunteers.
About the Fundraising Organization
The Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals, Inc. is an all-volunteer group that raises funds and collects supplies to meet the basic needs as well as enrich the lives of the dogs and cats in this city-run shelter. Every dollar raised goes to support a program that makes an animal more adoptable or a comfort that would not otherwise be possible.
We sponsor a behavioral training and evaluation program for dogs, purchase beds for kennels, promote adoptions, help with vet care, and provide an ongoing supply of treats and toys for both the cats and dogs.
The Mount Vernon Center for Animal Care and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals, Inc. are entirely independent entities and Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals, Inc. has no responsibility for any action or inaction taken by the Mount Vernon Center for Animal Care.
Friends of Mount Vernon Shelter Animals, Inc. is a 5olc3 non-profit organization, all donations to the Friends group are tax deductible.