MPA! formed in February 2013 after several animal welfare advocates recognized an immediate need to unite against the growing crisis of homeless pets in Memphis and the high euthanasia rate at the city’s open intake shelter.

This mission is accomplished through a variety of community and volunteer-driven initiatives such as Wag Along Tuesday, which helps network the animals housed at Memphis Animal Services, increases adoption/rescue rates and return-to-owner successes, a positive alternative to shelter surrender (PASS) program to help the public, a partnership with PetSmart to maintain a cat habitat, allowing rescues from the euthanasia list, educational public meetings and low-cost options for animal welfare.

Memphis Pets Alive will have a booth to sell their items for charity and collect Food (Cat food is more needed than dog food at this time) and Money.