Monday, September 17, 2018

Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit Celebrate Opening and Dedication of Animal Adoption and Education Center

Dozens of homeless dogs and cats are moving into new digs while awaiting their “forever homes” as Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) celebrates the opening and dedication of phase one of its new, state-of-the-art shelter and Animal Adoption & Education Center (AAEC).

Photo Courtesy of Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit

When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Where: 16121 Reckinger Road, Dearborn, just off Michigan Ave., near the Henry Ford Centennial
Courtesy of Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit

The AAEC replaces the adoption function of Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 30-year-old shelter located at 2661 Greenfield Road. The new facility will have upgraded, larger housing and improved air systems that will keep FAMD's adoptable animals happy and heathy. The land for the new center was donated to FAMD by the City of Dearborn, and $5.1 million was raised by members of the community through a capital campaign to fund the project. The new 10,000-square foot center will be named after a prominent animal welfare advocate.

FAMD will continue to utilize the Dearborn Animal Shelter for animal services and administrative offices, until phase two of AAEC is complete.

About FAMD
After more than 25 years of nurturing more than 52,000 animals, the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit has embarked on public phase of their “Our Animals Need A Home” capital campaign to construct a new Animal Adoption & Education Center at the site of the former Dearborn Amtrak station on Michigan Avenue. For more information about FAMD, visit


  1. Wonderful news and I linked this post to Awww Mondays. Not just for the kitty, but for that good looking kid that's holding said kitty.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥♥♥

  2. That is totally wonderful!!! Thanks for the kind words about Sister Precious, she sure is missed here.