Mo Foundation Microgrant Recipient Tamyra Ramsey Receives Gift Of Veterinary Services

Tamyra Ramsey (Mo Foundation Microgrant Recipient) and Benji Kurtz (Mo Foundation)

Tamyra Ramsey (Mo Foundation Microgrant Recipient) and Benji Kurtz (Mo Foundation)

Atlanta, GA – The Mo Foundation, Inc., a non-profit based in Atlanta, is pleased to announce that Atlanta resident Tamyra Ramsey is the latest recipient of a microgrant from The Mo Foundation. Ramsey’s grant was awarded in the form of a $250 gift certificate to Village Vets of Buckhead.

The Mo Foundation was created to provide microgrants to indivduals whose work supports the welfare of animals. Assistance typically comes in form of gift cards ranging in value from $250-$500.

On October 4, Mo Foundation co-founder Benji Kurtz delivered a $250 certificate to Ramsey, who was anonymously nominated via the Mo Foundation website, Ramsey was described by her nominator as a

“bright, lovely, funny and caring woman. She has true heartfelt empathy towards animals of all shapes and sizes.”

“Since 1999, Tamyra has rescued countless cats that are abandoned or lost in her neighborhood by TNRing (trap-neuter-returning) and adopting those that are young enough and socialized enough to come inside,” wrote her nominator. “She has neutured entire feral colonies and continues to support colonies in Midtown and Downtown with food and medical support, as needed. She has on several occasions found dogs that escaped their yards and were miles from home, took them in and located the owners via microchips or ‘found’ posters.”

One dog, in particular, stood out for Ramsey’s nominator: Clara, a female shepherd mix who was lost in Midtown. She was unspayed and injured with no tags and no chip. Ramsey had the dog treated, spayed and named her Clara. While Ramsey worked to find her owner, Clara attended doggie day care. One of Clara’s handlers fell in love with her and asked if he could have her. After some time spent with the handler and his fiance, and when Clara’s owners failed to appear, Tamyra agreed. Now Clara has a wonderful home with a young couple who loves her, plus a new canine companion named Lucy.

“Tamyra represents the best of what The Mo Foundation hopes to accomplish. We are thrilled to support her continued efforts,” said Mo Foundation executive director Benji Kurtz. “We’re fortunate that we learned of her story and consider her to be the ideal candidate for one of our microgrants.”

Members of the metro-Atlanta community are encouraged to visit where they can share stories of individuals who work to ensure the welfare of animals and would benefit from the help of a Mo Foundation microgrant. The Board of Directors carefully considers each nomination and awards assistance to as many deserving recipients as possible.

About The Mo Foundation

The Atlanta-based Mo Foundation was founded in early 2013 by Claire & Benji Kurtz after the passing of their nearly 17-year-old cat Mo. The Foundation’s mission is to provide microgrants to individuals whose work supports the welfare of animals.

The Mo Foundation is accepting nominations for recipients of assistance, as well as tax-deductible donations at For more information on The Mo Foundation, please visit, or contact Executive Director Benji Kurtz at [email protected].