Liven Up Video Meetings w/a Cat or Dog from Mich. Animal Rescue League

Liven Up Video Meetings w/a Cat or Dog from Mich. Animal Rescue League

Pontiac, MI – The Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) has launched a new program that allows supporters to add furry friends to their video chats, conference calls and meetings.

For a donation of $50 for 15 minutes or $100 for 30 minutes, those who are utilizing video calls to stay connected can select from a dog, cat or kitten to join their video call.

“Animals bring joy into people’s lives and we wanted to bring a little bit of that joy into all of the video calls that are happening right now,” said Audrey Blaylock, MARL communications manager.

A member of MARL’s team can introduce the animal at the beginning of the call and then the rest is up to the animal.

“We are working with our dogs and cats on the proper etiquette for video calls,” adds Blaylock, “dogs and cats can be unpredictable, but we can guarantee that they will be an adorable addition to your call.”

Proceeds from the call cameos will directly benefit the countless dogs and cats who arrive at MARL’s doors in need.  MARL continues to accept animals into their care during this crisis and has placed an emphasis on the community outreach program, which provides members in the Pontiac community with the supplies and services they need to care for their animals and keep them safe.

“During this crisis we continue to take in abandoned and at-risk animals,” adds Blaylock, “we have taken significant precautions to keep our staff and the community safe but we are still here for those animals who have nowhere else to turn.”

Those interested in adding a shelter animal to their next video call can connect with a MARL meeting coordinator by visiting MARLEAGUE.ORG or calling 248-335-9290.

A Different Breed of Shelter

The Michigan Animal Rescue League (MARL) is one of southeast Michigan’s most established animal shelters, serving the community since 1953.  MARL plays an extremely valuable role providing services to at-risk and homeless dogs and cats as well as to members of the community who are struggling to keep their pet a part of their family.  As a different breed of shelter, MARL challenges the traditional stereotypes of an animal shelter.  In 2018 MARL provided life-saving care to over 1,500 dogs and cats and outreach services to hundreds of households.

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