Dog and car wash benefits animal shelter and Forgotten Felines - A brown and white dog looking at the camera - Puppy

Bring the dog for a scrub on Saturday, June 29. No, dog? That’s fine. Bring a car or a truck or a bicycle. 

The folks from the Marathon campus of the Florida Keys SPCA and Forgotten Felines are teaming up to have a washing — dogs or cars — fundraiser in Marathon from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 4901 Overseas Highway.

Oh, and bring an appetite too. There will also be a mini bake sale. 

“We’re always raising funds, but our immediate need is to get our spay-and-neuter clinic up and running,” said Marathon shelter director Tara McFarland. The Marathon campus inherited the spay-and-neuter trailer from the Key West campus, now that the new building is up and running. The trailer will serve as home base for low-cost and free spay and neuter surgeries, low-cost vaccinations and micro-chipping services. Recently, the trailer was rehabbed by a group of volunteer Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies with supplies donated by The Home Depot. 

“We are hoping for an end-of-summer opening,” McFarland said.

Forgotten Felines is joining the effort. It serves homeless cat colonies in the Middle Keys with food and veterinary services, including spay and neuter to reduce the size of the homeless cat population.

“With kitten season upon us, we are always in need of foster volunteers and cat food and litter donations,” said Elise Mucha. “Monetary donations are always appreciated but every little bit of help from this community means so much to Megan Schubert and I. We are excited to be given the privilege to work with the SPCA here, and raise money for two amazing organizations.”

The fundraiser is set for Saturday, June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 4901 Overseas Highway in Marathon (at the corner of 49th Street and U.S.1). Donations will be accepted. More information is at 305-743-4800.

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