How It Started

It originally started with Goat Berry Trails. A small goat and poultry farm that became a 501(c)3 nonprofit cat sanctuary and rescue in August of 2020.

Goat Berry Trails, Inc is a Michigan 501(c)3 nonprofit that is located in Lambertville, MI. GBT is a all volunteer group that works with unsocialized cats and finding them suitable forever homes or barns in Michigan. 

FuzzMugs was formed in December of 2022 and is a Ohio 501(c)3 nonprofit that is located in Toledo, Ohio. Fuzzmugs is an all volunteer animal welfare group.

Aaron & Donna Bailey, 

Founders

Our Mission

FuzzMugs was created to help animals.

We are a small volunteer based 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare group.

Our mission is to help pets and their caregivers that are experiencing financial hardship. We want to ensure that no pet goes hungry and help reduce local shelter intakes.

 

Aaron & Donna Bailey, 

Founders

“All life is precious.”

It's what we do!

Aaron’s first rescue as a young teenager was a baby raccoon. He has always had a love for animals. Growing up he had a pet raccoon, couple of pet skunks, rabbits, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, dogs and cat.
It was never their plan to start a cat rescue because Donna is allergic to cats. But in 2016 their cat rescuing days began when a feral cat had 5 kittens their goat’s hay storage. While calling around to find the kittens a place to live, they soon found out that all the shelters were full and most of them would not even return a call. Ever since then Aaron and Donna have been doing TNR, finding cats forever homes, and feeding animals in need.
 
Aaron & Donna Bailey
Fuzzmugs Founders

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