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Friends of Madison County Animals appoints new Program Coordinator

Friends of Madison County Animals (FOMCA) welcomes Pia Cash as their new Program and Volunteer Coordinator. FOMCA has been established since 1995 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization that works to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Madison County and increase their wellbeing through providing free and low-cost services to pet owners in need. Services range from preventative health services such flea/tick medication, low-cost spay/neuter, Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats, vet vouchers for illness and injury, a pet food pantry, and other supports for pet owners in this rural county. These services help reduce overpopulation of pets in our county and as well as provide alternatives to pet owners who might otherwise relinquish their pets.


A North Carolina native - Pia began her career in animal welfare 15 years ago at Animal Humane New Mexico - first working as an Assistant Adoptions Supervisor and then helping develop and run AHNM’s new Behavior and Training Center. After moving back to North Carolina and taking a few years off to raise her two daughters she jumped at the opportunity to join an innovative pet retention program at Asheville Humane Society. Pia spent 4 years growing and developing their outreach program, including spearheading a unique partnership with Asheville Housing Authority.


Friends of Madison County Animals, like the outreach program at AHS, is a safety net-type organization that provide services and support to help keep people and their pets together when facing hardships - whether financial or otherwise. It is well known that there are many health benefits to pet ownership - particularly the mental health benefits for children and the elderly. Programs such as FOMCA strive to preserve that human animal bond and support pets and their people to improve the health and wellness of a community.


Pia first began her work with FOMCA back in 2015 as a board member and volunteer. As a 11 year resident of Madison County she is thrilled to be back with FOMCA to help build and grow current programs, build their volunteer base and introduce new programs to continue to meet the growing needs of Madison County pets and their owners.


Friends of Madison County Animals has an office at115 Blannahassett Island

in downtown historic Marshall where qualifying Madison County residents can access services for their pets - For more information about FOMCA and our programs please contact us at: (828) 649-9798, or fomca115@gmail.com. Visit the website at www.fomca.org.

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