Friends of Animals Utah
October 16, 2012
This organization truly saves lives. With over 1,000 cats and dogs rescued, and then placed in their loving new forever homes, all you have to do is spend a few minutes at the adoption center to see the daily miracles. This organization is supported by the community in an extraordinary way - from donations to the gift of time, Friends of Animals Utah is making a difference for not just the animals, but also for the people who choose to serve. We are lucky to have an organization like this to serve both our community, and the lives of those who need our guardianship.
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Friends of Animals Utah
February 11, 2011
FOA Utah is an EXCEPTIONAL organization. I recently adopted a rescue Bengal cat from Furburbia in Park City Utah, after visiting many times and donating many cat items, over the last 5 years. Each time I visit, I am astounded by the care that all staffers and volunteers provide to all of the "residents" - both cats and dogs. The facility is clean, well managed, and the resident cats/dogs are constantly receiving a high quality of attention and care. All staffers are kind, welcoming, and encouraging to all visitors. In addition, they have taken great care in providing full medical care for boarders/residents, and make the adoptions completely turn-key for clients. I have also observed innovation. They launched an innovative program with Petco, placing a permanent installation at Petco for 3 cats at a time. Adoptions have been quite good at our local Petco, and when I spoke with Petco management, they said the pilot program did so well at the Park City UT location that they were now rolling this out to other Petcos in the area. Fantastic! I have also seen great work in the community, in trying to place these cats and dogs. Everything from regular TV spots on PCTV, to running features in all of the Park Record Newspaper editions. They have also successfully created a Ranch Sanctuary nearby, made possible with the many fund-raisers they have driven, as well as the large donations that they have solicited to make this possible. FOA is simply the best run organization I have ever seen (and I have been exposed to several other large organizations in CA). I do not know what our community would do, without such an exceptional program. To this day, I have yet to run across a member of the community who has not adopted from FOA. This community wholeheartedly supports FOA.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
1). Observing that the entire community does not believe in going to breeders or Pet Stores for their Pets. FOA is our first and only source (Humane Society being the second).
2). I had an exceptional adoption process
3). I visit Petco every week, and the adoption rate there is exceptional (every week a new cat - as they have had adoptions).
4). Seeing the great outreach done to get donations, volunteers, and adoptions.
5). Witnessing the action taken when Congress is considering passing inhumane bills.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Change nothing - other than to improve local and state funding to benefit this fantastic organization.
Client Served & Donated needed items, and adopted a rescue cat.
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