About Us

 

As friends in the animal welfare community with similar ideas for promoting adoption and education, the founding members of CARMAA, Inc., Eve Salimbene, April Minech, Becky DiLucia, Lilian Akin, and Holly Gumbeski came together with one goal — form a cooperative effort in which multiple animal groups could come together to educate the public and promote animal adoption.

Dismissing politics and competition, celebrating diversity and a common goal, and focusing on finding unique ways for shelters and rescue organizations to support each other, CARMAA was formed to celebrate one common unified cause in the animal community — finding homeless pets their forever homes.

Our Mission Statement

To promote the welfare of companion animals through adoption-driven events and education.

Our Vision

CARMAA — Coalition to Adopt, Rehome and Match Abandoned Animals — a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, works to reduce the number of homeless animals by supporting adoption, spay/neuter programs and hosting events for educating both the shelter community and the public on animal welfare issues. CARMAA’s goal is to serve as an umbrella organization supporting a collective community of compassionate people, advocating every day for homeless animals.

Focusing on finding unique ways for shelters and rescue organizations to support each other, CARMAA celebrates a unified cause in the animal community — finding homeless pets their forever homes. CARMAA believes everyone can take part in making a difference, and that people are willing to do the right thing, once they know what it is. Be a part of the solution.

Our Board Members

April Minech, President

Deborah Hartman

Kim Lenz 

Lisa Riccardi