Furget Me Not Inc.
An All-Volunteer Massachusetts Based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
We are an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that's a friend and resource to people and animals alike! We run entirely off of donations and 100% of donations go towards animal care such as vetting, grooming, food and supplies. We hope to keep pets with their owners whenever possible and when that's best for the animal(s) and families through our pet owner assistance programs.
When rehoming is needed, we are licensed in Massachusetts as a foster based rescue and able to accept surrendered pets into our foster program to then be adopted. We do not charge a surrender fee for pet(s), and we pride ourselves on having a judgement free and easy surrender process as well as a "foster to adopt" practice.
We Love The Misfits!
Beyond assisting pet owners and offering rehoming services when all else fails, we also have a soft spot for what we like to call, the Misfits. The Misfits are the senior pets with medical issues. The misfits are the feral cats that are seemingly invisible. The misfits are the semi-feral kittens or poorly socialized. They are the "retired hunting dogs" who need extra patience, time and understanding to learn how to live in a home. The misfits may be more costly or time consuming to care for. They may take longer to find a home and take more resources. They are more than worth it and so deserving. The reach of our organization's efforts entirely depends on public donations and volunteer participation.
"Fostering to Adopt" Program
All animals that come into our organization go into foster homes to begin with. We supply everything that they need to get started. We provide the guidance and support needed to have an enjoyable experience for both you and the pet. We are always in need of foster homes and sometimes those foster homes turn into adopters. Or you may be thinking of adopting and we then suggest you "Foster to Adopt." The foster period could last a week or more. Our goal is to make sure it's a good fit for you and the pet before you officially adopt. We are proud of our streamlined foster to adopt process and are committed to being pretty great matchmakers (if we do say so ourselves!) The majority of the dogs that come to us are from Massachusett's hunters who no longer want their hunting dogs. These dogs have never been in a home before and rewuire some extra TLC. Foster homes are integral to getting all dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs into adoptable homes.
Pet Owner Assistance Programs
There are many instances where pets could stay in their loving homes, but the owner is lacking necessary resources. Pet Parents may just need the help of our Pet Help Hotline to figure out how to solve an issue that could allow the pet to stay in their home. One of the most common reasons for a pet to be surrendered to a Shelter or Rescue is a behavior issue, many of which can be addressed with guidance, proper tools, time, and consistency.
Another of the most common reasons for a pet to be surrendered is a temporary lack in housing for them and their pet or just their pet. We have seen time and time again individuals that want their dog or cat but have nowhere to turn to for temporary pet housing assistance. Our goal in 2023 is to be one of the first organization's tackling this exact issue in Massachusetts. We would love help people keep their pets through experiences of a natural disaster, house fire, domestic abuse trauma, hospital stay, unexpected move, sudden landlord restrictions, homelessness, or a stay in a rehabilitation center. If you'd like to donate towards this effort or become a foster home, please get in touch for more information :)
We are always in need of volunteers to join our team. Whether that's to act as a foster home, transportation driver, grant writer, committee member, help with social media or fundraising!
Donations of pet toys, treats, martingale collars, dog chews, and cleaning supplies are always needed. Monetary donations are ALWAYS appreciated and are tax deductible. We also have a Venmo account under the business tab @UnFurgetMe
Donations can be mailed to:
Furget Me Not
#PO Box 223
13 School Street
Bryantville MA 02327