Hi, I’m Steve Monahan founder of Meals Fur Pets. The Meals Fur Pets story is not your usual rescue the dogs narrative. Meals Fur Pets was founded in 2007. We started as a simple pet food pantry in Woodstock, Georgia buying pet food with our own money at the local Publix Supermarket and taking it to places like Papas Pantry, Must Ministries, The Cherokee Animal Shelter, local trailer parks and wherever hungry pets lived. We then added Paws for Disabilities, for kids needing service dogs, and then added death row dog rescue to our program. We just recently added Black Dog Friday to educate the public on the most euthanized dogs in America…Black dogs.
We are happy and blessed to celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year. This is a community effort and we want to thank all of you who have helped and stuck with our Vision of providing pet food to feed hungry pets and families in need.
As you can see The Green Pets America Foundation is not your basic “rescue the dogs” kind of pet nonprofit. Our vision… and therefore our mission is to keep families and pets together. Providing wholesome healthy pet food and vet care to those who cannot afford it keeps pets and families together.
In the day to day area that means we seek to fill in the gaps that exist in making sure there are the needed resources to keep families and their beloved pet together in hard times.
It may be providing funds to pay for medical care for a beloved pet. Or pay medical bills when a family cannot pay for their dog or cat run over by a car, needing emergency vet care. It means paying for spay and neuter to reduce the number of puppies abandoned, winding up in our local animal shelter.
Or providing wholesome holistic pet food so no family pet goes without at least one healthy meal a day.
Or going into our schools and teaching kids how to humanely treat there family pet.
We believe dogs and cats; the animals we call pets, or companion animals, are an extension of our family and deserve the same respect,care and love provided to all in our family and in our community.
It would be a very sad and empty world without the unconditional love we get from our pets.
The Green Pets America Story for over 10 years has worked with local food pantries to ensure a family that finds themselves on hard times shouldn’t mean they give their furry companions up. Would you give up your kids if you lost your job?
GPA helps families with medical expenses of a loved companion animal ensure their loved one stays as healthy as possible. A loyal and faithful companion should never be given up because they get sick, injured or hungry.
And in these past 10 years we have even rescued, renewed and rehomed almost 1,000 death row shelter animals throughout Georgia and found loving homes for every one all across America. We’ve driven them and flown them to new homes.
And we squeezed in a bit of time to write an animal welfare book. We have written Rescue Renew Rehome to help America’s animal shelters do the same as we did; feed care for and find new homes for abandoned, abused and discarded dogs and cats.
We’ve even helped honor our working K9s by providing a fenced in area as their very own “break room”. Our police K9 is on the job protecting us 24/7 and at Green Pets America we love, care for and celebrate these working officers, with the dignity, honor and respect they deserve.
We’ve even been recognized with proclamations from the State Senate of Georgia and City of Woodstock, Georgia for service to Georgia’s families and pets.
What will the next 10 years bring? Starting now in 2017 we will go back to our pet food roots. We will expand our original vision and become totally green, organic, healthy and holistic. We will help both People & Pets live a totally holistic and organic.
Great strides have been made in peoples desire to bring shelter and homeless animals into their homes the last decade. We see our mission as helping those families care for their new family members…and themselves as well. We have a lot of experience in wellness and nutrition and will be providing articles, courses, community programs and even healthy green products for pets and families. We will be bringing Green, Organic, Healthy & Holistic Living to both People & Pets.