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Meant For Each Other
c/o maggie davis
PO Box 370
Blue Hill, ME 04614
207.266-7673
maggieSdavis@gmail.com

                

Please read this first. Thank you.

I refer to MEANT FOR EACH OTHER on my HopeForTheVoiceless channel and in other places on my website. The NEIGHBORCARE MFEO project to benefit Animals in Need led straight to the OPEN WIDE THE DOOR mission, featured on YouTube. How could it not have a page of its own!

In 2010, I mailed the MFEO letter (see below) to those individuals I know who have/love animals. Watching the MFEO videos I've made on behalf of animals in need of adoption, you might be inspired to launch a MFEO program of your own in your own community -- no matter where in the world you live -- village or suburb, countryside or city.

The response form is a reference sample, only, except for those MAINE RESIDENTS who would be happy to reply!

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If you are moved to start a Meant for Each Other type service, already are making efforts to do so, and -- after reading the letter and the response form below -- have questions, wherever you live, I'd be delighted to talk with you. NOTE: you must have passion for this work to keep the service going. There are many tests!

TIPS and REMINDERS regarding starting a MFEO-like service in your own community:
1) MFEO is, by choice, not a 501(c)3. We are limited only by the extent of our imaginations and our desire to serve.
2) People learn of MFEO via word-of-mouth, not advertising.
3) Folks do not have to sign up to be called upon. Though simple computer data is stored, we are a non-paperwork model.
4) When someone I call or email can't help, I thank that person for listening to my request and then ask if they are glad to forward the request by phone or email to others they can think of who might be happy, or at least willing. When possible, I use photographs and videos in emails I send, to personalize the Animal in Need i'm serving at the time.
5) A sixth sense is key to building your network. For example, if you meet folks on dog walks who are happy to pet your dog companion and would like to tell you about their animal friends, forget you don't know them. Tell them about your service for animals. In essence, you DO know these individuals, in a true way, heart to heart. Often I discover gold when I speak up: "strangers" delighted to join in, any way they can.

Even when I'm not with my dogs, I see folks with a kind face and step right up, asking about the animals in their lives. Almost always they DO have animals in their lives. Don't be shy! Your passion for helping Animals in Need, if it is strong enough, will overcome your shyness. (Remember to talk to folks in your neighborhood, community centers, parent meetings, at work -- you name it!)

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NOTE: If you do start a project in your community, please choose your own name and logo for it, though feel free to use the MFEO letter and response form for inspiration (not verbatim!) and as a model for your own good work.

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An elderly couple, suddenly ill, can no longer care for their healthy ten-year-old coon cat.

A couple about to lose their home need to relocate their two beloved senior dogs.

A recently widowed young mother must choose between feeding her children, paying her rent, and seeking medical help for the family cat who had been such comfort to her husband while he was dying.

A middle-aged man, new to his community and without many resources, has broken his leg. Because he cannot walk his dog, he is thinking of giving her up—this, though he considers her his only friend.

A family no longer wants the young dog they adopted as a puppy.

 


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Meant for Each Other, lives and breathes for at-risk animals such as these. We are individuals, not shelter or agency or organization—by choice, not 501(c)3. Dog-by-dog and cat-by-cat (now and then serving other animals as well), we do our part so that fewer animals are given away or neglected or abused or euthanized unnecessarily, or forced to experience the shock of shelter life, or abandoned to fend for themselves.


Some individuals seek a loving home for their dogs or cats. Others struggle to keep their animal companions with them. In either instance, we ask that individuals who contact us for help be willing participants in achieving their goals. The question “Will you find a home for my dogs or for my cats?” becomes “Will you help me find a home for them?” The question “Will you find ways I can keep my dog or cat?” becomes “Will you help me find ways?”
In addition to brainstorming, MFEO offers direct service to dogs and cats and their guardians. (See our response form for a checklist of these direct-service opportunities.)
A pledge of payment to MFEO means that an individual agrees to be on call to sponsor an animal throughout a medical crisis. The sponsor pays a veterinarian, by phone, using a credit card. (Individuals requesting this assistance for their animals are screened mindfully and respectfully and personally, using intuition/common sense/recommendations/references [when fitting].)
direct (NON TAX-DEDUCTABLE) donations to MFEO serve a broad spectrum of needs. (See Response Form to read how your donation will help.)


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Publicizing Meant for Each Other could flood us with requests and increase the likelihood that many animals needing assistance would be left behind. For this reason, we spread the word in simple, person-to-person ways. At the same time, we respond to those who hear about us and ask for our help. Following this course allows us to evolve at a fitting pace, in proportion to the strength of our resources.

Like neighborcare (which after nearly fifteen years, continues to provide free-of-charge, health-related assistance to neighbors on the Blue Hill, Maine peninsula—and beyond), MFEO is all volunteer run and free of charge. What do we need? Everything!


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Inspired by an animal in your own life, or by the fact that even the most respected shelters and sanctuaries are full or nearly so, or in honor of a friend or a family member devoted to animals—or just because, which is reason enough—do study the response form below, print it then indicate all the support you’re happy to provide, and (while you're thinking of it!) return the form to me. In advance, thank you for your support. No offer of service—no pledge or donation—is too small (or too grand!). Surely, reaching out to one animal—and then to another and another—we honor every animal who needs us and deserves a good life. Open wide the door . . . .

For MEANT FOR EACH OTHER,
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maggie (davis)
Co-founder/NEIGHBORCARE ~ Founder/MEANT FOR EACH OTHER ~ Creator: OPEN WIDE THE DOOR, a Smartphone Conversation Project to Benefit Animals in Need   

Open Wide the Door (OWTD), A Fresh-Hope Smartphone Conversation project to benefit Animals in Need. OWTD videos and podcasts feature Rescuers/Fosterers/Adopters who have welcomed in, to their home(stead) and heart, three or more animals needing sanctuary. Click to Watch and Listen. Learn how and why these good folks do what they do. Their stories inspired the world.

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Fill out, Print, and Mail our Meant For Each Other Response Form here.

 

                
Meant For Each Other
c/o maggie davis
PO Box 370
Blue Hill, ME 04614
207.266-7673
maggieSdavis@gmail.com

                



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NOTE: Pam's OWTD video doubles as a MFEO video because its focus is animal adoption, specifically feral cats

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Fill out, Print, and Mail our Meant For Each Other Response Form here.

  

Help end cycles of suffering. Urge friends/family/acquaintances to spay/neuter their dogs and cats. Remember to support your local shelter!

MEANT FOR EACH OTHER ~  PO Box 370 ~ Blue Hill, ME 04614-0370


 

 

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