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Friends of the Animals Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   41 reviews 740

Address:

P O Box 16308 Seattle WA 98116 USA

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

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(206) 719-4864
http://www.fafseattle.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted a feral kitten from FAF two and half years ago, and my life has never been the same. The volunteers at FAF take such excellent care of their fosters and put so much love into socializing them that Ezio came to us friendly and fearless, and integrated flawlessly into our home. He's been an amazing little brother to our older cat, and helped her to be less shy and neurotic around other creatures, and has been the absolute sweetest cat I've ever had--he's all cuddles all the time, with everyone, and rarely leaves my side when I am home. It's pretty gratifying to be greeted at the door with enthusiastic purrs by a gigantic fluffy cat who wants nothing more than to curl up in your lap for a couple hours. I'm so grateful for the work the FAF volunteers put into his early care, from rescuing him and his family from the house under which they were sleeping up through his fostering and socialization--without them, he could've been just another sad story of a trapped cat euthanized in a shelter. He's brought so much love and joy into our lives, and I can't thank FAF enough for making it possible.

 
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i adopted my cat Yoda from FAF and then became a foster Mom volunteer, This organization is truly devoted to helping vulnerable kittens and cats be well and find forever homes.
I am proud to be a volunteer!

 
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Friends of the Animals does some of the most needed and appreciated work there is (by critters and humans alike)!

All praise and good tidings to the rescuers of the world.

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2014

 
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I adopted my cat, Piper, just over 4 years ago. FAF had rescued her, her siblings, and the mother-cat, from a rooftop in Burien. I will always be grateful to FAF for performing this rescue, thereby ensuring a long and happy life for Piper, her siblings, and her mother. Thank you for all that you do, FAF. The world is a better place with you all in it!

 
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I was a foster parent for FAF and they made it a very easy and wonderful experience. I did adopt the babies and continue to support the organization how I can. All the work that is put into rescuing cats and managing feral communities is huge and helps the community. Keep up the work!!

 
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This organization is wonderful. They nurture and homes for our most vulnerable critters. I can't say enough good things about the work that they do!

 
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They helped to take care of and place a momma cat that I had rescued. By the time I found them I had already found homes for all of the kittens. They still were able to meet with me to take the momma and get her fixed and everything else she needed. She was placed in a foster home until she went to the store and was found a forever home. I fully support their services and have recommended them to others.

 
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I adopted my kitty Harvey, now known as Gozer almost two years ago. He had been a feral kitty and the nice people at FAF just knew he would love to have a home. Gozer's foster Mom teared up just a little bit at the adoption. I knew right then and there that FAF was a special group. All the kitties were lucky to have these wonderful volunteers in their lives doing their best to find them forever homes. Gozer is my best buddy, favorite cuddle bug, and such a good little boy. I am so lucky that we found each other. Thanks FAF!

 
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I fostered for them for years and they worked so hard to rescue as many cats as possible. I was constantly amazed to their dedication to these animals. If I could I still would be fostering for them. My own cat Hermoine comes from fostering. I love her to death, one of the best cats I have ever met. All thanks to these guys! Please support them.

 
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Since moving in to my old neighborhood, I started feeding a mama cat that was abandoned by a previous tenant at my apt. She was semi feral by the time I moved in. For years I fed her and every litter she had. If it hadn't been for MaryAnne from FAF, she would've continued having babies at an uncontrolled rate. MaryAnne got the mama & her adult babies fixed. And she rescued the new litter and found homes for them!!!
FAF also helped me with providing kibble/ canned food for the adult strays in the neighborhood. My interactions with them whether via social media or in person have always been great! I hope that they can continue all the great work they do for the neighborhood kitties!

 
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FAF has a great group of volunteers. MaryAnne set up the TNR for the strays in my neighborhood, then came back to check on them. They set up "feeding stations" to make sure the cats are taken care of. They even drop off food to those who help feed the stray cats.

 
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