2015 Pet Hero Award Winner - Found Animals Foundation

Outstanding Foundation Award





















The Found Animals Foundation was initiated in 2005 by Dr. Gary Michelson whose patented inventions have helped millions of patients.  Now, he and his wife, Alya focus on philanthropy.  Fortunately, one of his many passions is the happiness and safety of animals.  Found Animals is a privately-funded nonprofit dedicated to reversing the outcome for the three to four million animals euthanized each year in the United States.


Since inception, Found Animals programs have helped over 1,000,000 pets and their people through adoption, spay and neuter, micro-chipping and other initiatives.  This foundation has provided more than $12 million in funding for dozens of research projects worldwide in pursuit of nonsurgical sterilization technology.  They have also granted over $9 million to animal welfare organizations to support low-cost spay and neuter initiatives and pet reunification technology.  More than 15,000 shelter animals have found homes through their adoption promotions and Adopt & Shop retail stores.  With the devotion and leadership of Aimee Gilbreadth, the Executive Director, the Foundation has received the support of over 400 volunteers who have donated in excess of 45,000 hours of work.


The Pet Philanthropy Circle commends the accomplishments of the Found Animals Foundation and honors them with the 2015 Outstanding Foundation Pet Hero Award.






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