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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to foster greater compassion for animals by example and through education. Our primary goals are: 1) To reduce the number of animals abandoned, homeless, or killed until they all have a loving forever home. 2) To educate the community by providing information concerning • The right of animals to a life free of abuse or neglect • The resources that are available to those with a limited income • Volunteer opportunities to rescue, care for, and foster pets • The sad realities of failing to spay/neuter pets, and the plight of shelters • The steps to take BEFORE bringing a pet into your life

Results: Since FAF began in 1997, we have placed over 4,000 cats and kittens into safe and loving homes. 2014: We adopted out 98 cats in 2014, down from 2013, but adult cat numbers were up. Over 25% of our adoptions were adult cats. We ended the year by adopting out two very special ones, Midge and John. There were fewer kittens in 2013 and they came later. Hopefully the focus on spaying and neutering is finally paying off. 2012: FAF was able to help at two adjoining addresses in the Highland Park area of West Seattle this spring. A total of five feral female cats, all nursing were TNR'd. One male cat was also altered. 11 kittens were trapped and put into foster care. The kittens were all able to find new homes after they were spayed/neutered. FAF and FCAT trapped 12 feral and one friendly cat living on the property of a home in Skyway. All were spayed/neutered and returned. FAF delivers 50 lbs of cat food monthly so the family is able to feed the cats healthy food, not rice as they had been eating. FCAT provided a huge Dogloo for shelter. We received a call about hungry kittens at a property in Burien. We were able to TNR four adult cats on the property. Seven very sick kittens were put into foster care first with FCAT and then an FAF foster home. All seven are now healthy, altered, and looking for new homes. FAF and FCAT were able to provide shelter to the remaining four cats. The elderly, disabled caretaker was very thankful. 2011: Our goal for 2011 was 150 adoptions. We came just shy of that goal with 123 adoptions. We were also busy with TNR—about 120 ferals TNR’d. 2010: In 2010 we had a total of 125 adoptions! Visit our website to read more of our accomplishments throughout the years.

Target demographics: place cats and kittens into safe and loving homes and work with caretakers to trap/neuter/return cats and place the feral kittens into foster care for adoption once tamed.

Geographic areas served: West Seattle and surrounding areas

Programs: TNR, Foster Care, Adoption

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Matty H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Finding loving homes for cats is what they do, while other groups can be exceedingly judgmental or employ two kitten rule. FAF worked with me after others turned me away. My cat and I are now living happy and healthy together. I am eternally grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently adopted a very silly young cat from FAF Seattle. Thanks for bringing us together!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bordeaux was an adult Manx with be hair and an attitude problem when I met her. But given the chance, she was the sweetest cat, mellow of disposition and wise beyond her years. FAR brought us together, and my life the better for it.
Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My cat Aya and I were meant to be together. He's not an easy kitty to interact with, as difficult a personality as I am quite frankly, even after many years of growing together in trust, affection, and understanding. FAF brought us together and I am thankful for the great work they do. Aya was already an adult, and with his emotional needs, I think he would have been "unadoptable" if he had been from a city or county shelter. Because this wonderful, caring organization exists, Aya has a home with me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my first 2 kittens from FAF in 2005 and one additional cat since then. I am also a volunteer, helping keep our adoption location clean, assisting at adoption events and fostering kittens.
This is an exemplary organization. The Executive Director, Marianne, is selfless and committed, focusing on the best-ever outcomes for the kittens and cats.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with other volunteers to assist FAF in meeting its goals.

1 Carolyn105

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They provide top notch care for all the animals they take in. I foster for them, and all kittens are vetted, flea treated and if they need any further care, I'm provided with proper instructions. They also provide all the food and supplies I need if I want them. :) It's just a great rescue to work with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAF are a bunch of good people. Pure and simple. They care and they try to do the best they can for the animals. Not only that, they are professional and organized. I've been fostering for them for four years and will continue to do so.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

From rescuing and fostering kittens until adoption to placing adult cats, FAF does an amazing job!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best nonprofit of the rescue and rehabilitation of animals. I started volunteering taking in stray kittens both healthy and sick. I was given everything I needed to get them better and guidance on kittens that may need a little extra care becoming social. They do everything they can to get these animals adopted into purrfect forever homes!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAF has been a huge asset to the community for years. We adopted our first cat from them 20 years ago! Maybe 6-7 years back, I started volunteering. As a former fundraiser, I love that FAF makes every penny count and always has the cats' best interest at heart. They just do it right. I'm proud to be a small part of such a dedicated group of volunteers.

Donor

Rating: 5

Used to volunteer for this organization. Top notch veterinary care, donated food, and clean environment is provided both at the pet food store Next to Nature where some adoptable cats are living and in foster care. The adopters are well screened so that the cats are not placed in homes that are not a good fit.

Have a cat I adopted from FAF and she's a sweet girl who I cherish.