15th Bowl 4 Animal Rescue Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation

What is Bowl-4-Animal Rescue

Bowl-4-Animal Rescue (B4AR) is a 3-month pledge-drive that culminates in a huge bowling/auction/raffle event to support homeless animals in need in our community. The perennially sold-out B4AR attracts nearly 300 animal lovers of all ages—from children to seniors. While we do attract professional bowlers, homeless animals don’t care if you’re a good bowler, a bad bowler, or no bowler at all—they’re just “bowled over” by your generosity! Plus, you do don’t even have to bowl to participate in the pledge drive and make a real difference.

When: August 8, 2020 7:00pm-10:30pm
Where: Country Lanes – 30250 W. 9 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

  • Registrations & Pledge Drive begins June 1st!  Pledge Drive ends August 31st!
  • 3 games of “9-pin no tap” bowling, shoe rental, food
  • Features Awesome Auctions, Music, RED ROBIN food, Cash bar
  • You can win some amazing prizes for raising pledges!
  • You do not have to bowl to participate
  • Proceeds helps animals in need!

SPECIAL NOTE ON COVID RESPONSE: Regretfully, we are cancelling the bowling event on August 8th. Our biggest concern is for the animals who remain in need of your support. YOU CAN STILL HELP! Please join the Pledge Drive where 100% of funds are donated!

Fundraising incentive: We know many of you are itching to have fun and bowl again! Get your peeps to sponsor you and with just a minimum of $50 in pledges, we invite you to come bowl 3 games FREE at Country Lanes (when we are open again) in honor of our furry friends!

Attention register bowlers: We can give you a refund; or, turn your registration into a donation on your fundraising page.
Contact Us: [email protected]


More info and Registration            Sponsorship Opportunities

Why do we host B4AR?

We host this event because WE ARE PASSIONATE about helping animals in need and strive to be a VOICE for them. The homeless animal problem in Michigan continues to be an epidemic; we want to continue to do everything we can to alleviate the problem to help the many animals who need us.

We think about them everyday and want to RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS to help them. We want to spread the word to ADOPT, not shop, as there are so many souls already out there who need to be rescued, even in PUREBRED shelters.

Rescued is our favorite breed

YOU CAN HELP! With our wonderful community of friends, TOGETHER WE CAN DO SO MUCH MORE and that is what this is all about.Homeless animals don’t care if you are a good bowler, a bad bowler, or no bowler at all!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of homeless animals.

  • Registration / online pledge drive begins June 1st
  • Fundraisers can win some AMAZING PRIZES!
  • Bowlers who also fundraise are eligible for even more prizes!
  • New:  Paw Print Campaign and other Fundraising Tips
  • Meal Tickets available for Bowling/Auction Party on Saturday, August 8, 2020 @7:00pm!

Who are the 2020 Bowl-4-Animal Rescue beneficiaries?

Cat Tail AcresCat Tail Acres is a sanctuary for feral and unwanted cats. We are not a traditional shelter and do not accept socialized adult cats or kittens who are more adoptable. We believe all of God’s living and breathing creatures deserve a right to a good life. Learn more.


The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD) are dedicated to the rescue and protection of animals in the community, while inspiring healthy relationships between people and their companion animals. As animal advocates, we are committed to saving all adoptable animals, providing high-quality animal care and adoption services, delivering innovative outreach programs and activities that promote education, promoting animal welfare legislation and embracing environmental responsibility with earth-friendly practices and facilities. Learn more.


MAAN logoThe mission of the Michigan Animal Adoption Network (MAAN) is to provide proper housing, straw, food and supplies to animals living in outdoor conditions as well as offer assistance to families with animals living indoors. MAAN targets low-income communities by decreasing dog and cat homelessness and overpopulation through low-cost sterilization programs and other resources to families in need. MAAN also provides education on proper pet care to pet owners. Learn more.

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Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation Proceeds Chart

Proceeds help Animals in Need!
Over $728,000 raised so far!
Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation Tax ID#: 81-2139193

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2020 B4AR Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsor
Dearborn Family Pet Care Dr Cheryl Good

Premier Sponsor
Chaps Feed Store
Red Robin Restaurants