The Somerville Foundation for Animals was formalized in 2011 by Dr. Adam Parker, DVM and Marjie Alonso, CDBC, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, after years of community organization and involvement, including two large, successful initial fund-raiser events, the 2010 and 2011 Somerville Dog Festivals. They were joined by Foundation Treasurer Jill Hourihan of the Pet Republic, Kelsey Roth, Sequoyah Brennan, Adria Karlsson, and Jessica Fry of the New England Dog Training Club in the ongoing, yearly planning for the Festival and other events.
In addition to the Somerville Dog Festival, the Somerville Foundation for Animals holds smaller community events, offers free basic dog training clinics to the public, and raises funds through donations and corporate sponsorships.
Current active projects include the annual Somerville Dog Festival and the Every Pet Counts Mobile Veterinary Clinic, to provide services and supplies to in-need members of our community.
Due to the generosity of the Jane Hodge Trust, we were able to complete the purchase of our first mobile veterinary clinic. Now we need equipment such as an x-ray machine, medical supplies, and all the care and maintenance costs involved.
If you’d like to get involved, please write to us at info@EveryPetCounts.org. And, of course, donations are always needed!