Friends Of Animals Utah

Rating: 4.96 stars   83 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 682155 Park City UT 84068 USA

Mission: Our purpose is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

FOAU understands that being a rescue organization & an NPO starts with collaboration. To truly be effective animal welfare stewards & community leaders, we have to be as generous with others as our donors & supporters are to us. This means we assist other shelters as they strive to become no-kill. We reach out to other organizations creating programs like Purple Paw that serve victims of domestic violence & their pets. It is our responsibility to serve the animals in our care & my honor to be associated with an organization that values its mission so highly.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I have been with FOAU for more than a year working as a fundraiser and expanding the organization's voice through social media. I am thrilled to start this year as board president! FOAU has currently found permanent, loving homes for more than 11 thousand dogs and cats. We ensure the safety of any pet that enters our embrace until a forever family match is made. It is exciting to be a part of our community by strengthening the human-animal bond through pet adoptions, but additionally with our many programs that facilitate humane education. We are considerably fortunate to have the many wonderful foster families and volunteers who give so generously of their time to the pets in our care. I am honored to be a part of this impactful organization and look forward to to a successful year.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's easy see the problems in this world. It's difficult, on the other hand, to fix them. Friends of Animals Utah is a strong, effective organization that has been working hard in this community for more than a decade to solve problems about which my husband and I care deeply. We are grateful that such an organization exists so we don't have to labor alone. Working with FOAU amplifies our efforts. FOAU makes a difference.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When I started working with FOAU 3 years ago they were just expanding beyond Summit County, UT into Wasatch County UT. The Wasatch County Animal shelter was rarely open. Adoptions were rarely performed - euthanasia was a much more likely outcome for animals that found their way to the shelter. In less that 3 years, FOAU completely turned that around. Today FOAU volunteers work 40+ hours at the shelter, the doors are always open and homeless pets find new homes and are never euthanized or neglected.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more volunteers and raise more money to address significant animal welfare issues beyond the local animal shelters.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

from local animal welfare advocates after I moved to the area.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Find new homes for homeless cats and dogs in Wasatch and Summit Counties.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Minimize the birth of unwanted pets through community education, feral cat Trap/Neuter/Release programs and low-cost public spay neuter services.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 4 stars  

I have watched, volunteered and become a board member of Friends of Animals Utah over the last 6 six years. I have seen them grow from being a small group of animal lovers to a business that serves the community and saved over 1,000 animals last year alone. The commitment, the drive, the involvement of the community, volunteers, people from across the country that come in contact with FOAU makes me proud to be a part of this great organization. As we grow we hope to do more in the community and nationally and with kind donations, grants, and fundrasing we hope to continue to expand and help animals and people in all walks of life.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The animal stories we hear over and over again of how we saved animals that would be tossed aside and killed, who we have rehabilitated, spay and nuetered and then found the right family for adoption warms my heart. The assistant we bring to other groups when they call in a need and the connections we have made with the right family put with the right animal is amazing. It warms your heart.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Growing from a small group to a large organization always creates challenges and struggles along the way. I believe as this organization grows, it gets better at what the fundamental focus of saving animals is and opens up the opportunity to do so much more to change the lives of animals, people, kids, and brings our communities together.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It has been my privilege to volunteer for this organization for 10+ years. It has grown from an all volunteer animal adoption group to a full-fledged animal rescue organization with a significant presence in Northern Utah and the surrounding region. Along with animal adoption, the organization now offers education, spay and neuter and human-animal welfare programs as well as lobbying for animal welfare issues. Please visit the website at www.foautah.org to learn more about Friends of Animals Utah.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My precious lab Iggy came from FOAU in 2002 - a foster failure situation for sure. He is my constant companion and one of the main reasons I chose to get more involved in the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Diversify volunteer talent and recruit for help in non-animal areas.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Friends of Animals Utah has helped save the lives of over 10,000 adoptable dogs and cats since it's inception in 1990. Through its rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and adoption programs, FOAU found homes for over 1000 pets in 2010 through its Furburbia adoption center! The organization recently opened its Rescue & Rehab Ranch in Peoa, Utah, and is now poised to have far greater impact on local communities through new and expanded education and outreach programs, as well as increased spay and neuter services for pet owners in need. FOAU is committed to significantly reducing the population of homeless, unwanted companion animals throughout northern Utah.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

we have two incredible rescue pets thanks to Friends of Animals Utah and Furburbia!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more volunteer board members and funding to help the organization be even more successful.

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