Adopting an Animal from Boca Raton’s Tri-County Animal Rescue

Marta Batmasian is a real estate executive based in Boca Raton, Florida. She has been involved in the real estate industry with her husband, James, for several decades. She has also worked in education. Marta Batmasian is a philanthropist as well and is heavily involved in her community through participation in numerous organizations, including serving on the board of directors with Boca Raton’s Tri-County Animal Rescue. The organization takes in rescued animals and provides adoption services. While innumerable animals need adopting, there is a specific process involved and several requirements.

Those interested in an adoption must be able to prove they are at least 21 years old and must be the person who will be the pet’s owner—no gift adoptions are allowed. Children younger than 10 must be present during the adoption process to meet the animal and ensure safety and compatibility. Documentation from a landlord indicating permission to have a pet is required as well for residents of rental units. Furthermore, a questionnaire must be answered before completing the adoption.

Tri-County Animal Rescue encourages people to take their time and carefully plan an adoption, rather than rushing into it. Counselors are on hand to assist people with selecting the right animal for them. Adopting an animal from the shelter can save the animal’s life. For more information, visit TricountyAnimalRescue.com.

Ayo! Assists Armenians in Need

A Florida-based real estate management professional, Marta Batmasian dedicates much of her free time to supporting various charitable and nonprofit organizations in her community of Boca Raton. In addition to her local work, Marta Batmasian serves on the board of directors for the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) and is the founder of the organization’s Ayo! program.

Ayo! is a FAR initiative that provides funding for a range of projects designed to assist under-served Armenian populations. Since it was launched, Ayo! has provided financial assistance to a number of Armenian institutions, including soup kitchens and schools for students with special needs.

Currently, Ayo! is in the process of raising funds to build protective walls around a vulnerable school, equip Armenian hospitals and ambulances with defibrillators, and create a Syrian-Armenian business network, among other things. For more detailed information about Ayo! or to find out how to submit new project ideas, visit the organization’s website at http://www.weareayo.org.

The Hub – Educational Support through PROPEL

Since immigrating to the United States from Holland, Marta Batmasian has participated in numerous business and community endeavors, involving herself in areas ranging from education and real estate to politics. As a community leader, she has volunteered on the boards of numerous organizations. Marta Batmasian also cofounded PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership).

A nonprofit organization serving north Broward and south Palm Beach counties, PROPEL assists youth from economically disadvantaged families to improve their grades, to graduate from high school, and to go on to vocational or higher education. As part of this mission, the organization offers programs such as the Hub.

Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, the Hub brings students together to improve their academic performance. PROPEL also provides participants in the Hub with food. In order to join the program, students must sign a contract. Those who attain certain improvements in their grades will receive rewards as further incentives to keep studying and improving, leading them eventually to become productive members of the community.

PROPEL Takes Students to Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee

Marta Batmasian, an experienced Florida real estate executive, has managed Investments Limited with her husband James since the early 1970s. A prominent figure in the Boca Raton community, Marta Batmasian actively participates in several local organizations, and she founded PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership), a nonprofit organization that operates a range of support programs for disadvantaged Florida youth.

One of PROPEL’s recent events took deserving high school students on a week-long trip to Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. The event was designed to help participants develop positive relationships and build the skills necessary to become leaders in their communities. During their trip, which took place July 11-18, 2014, the students toured the Johnson University campus, completed service projects, and participated in a variety of leadership and team-building exercises. Students also enjoyed a number of fun recreational activities, including hiking and river tubing in the Smokey Mountains. Although the students paid a fee to attend, the trip was also funded in part by generous contributions from PROPEL supporters.

Tri-County Humane Society Reveals New Name and Expansion Plans

Boca Raton, Florida-based Marta Batmasian works diligently within her community to organize initiatives that give back to others. Marta Batmasian maintains a long history of participating in local nonprofits, among them the Tri-County Humane Society (now Tri-County Animal Rescue), for which she served as a member of the board of directors. Tri-County Animal Rescue recently revealed a rebranding initiative and plans for a major expansion.

In 2014, Tri-County Humane Society in Boca Raton became Tri-County Animal Rescue. Under its new name and with a new logo, the 100 percent no-kill animal rescue nonprofit will continue its mission of saving thousands of dogs and cats each year. Tri-County Animal Rescue’s visual rebranding better reflects this mission, as well as the organization’s distinctive promise.

Tri-County Animal Rescue will also begin building a new facility in 2014. The organization plans to break ground on a 9,000-square-foot isolation rescue center this summer. The isolation center will allow the organization to expand its intake services and provide more treatment, inoculations, and grooming to recently added cats and dogs.