Friends of Animals Utah
February 26, 2011
Friends of Animals helped a starving dog on the Indian reservation near Four Corners, far from FOA's location in Park City: We saw a stray black lab, mix bug-ridden, with ribs and spine sticking out, scavenging for food along the road across the reservation. I took a chance and loaded him in my car, where he went right to sleep. The next day I called FOA and they committed to helping him find a home, so Chief traveled to Park City with us - we already had dogs and couldn't keep him. After the obligatory stay at the shelter they took him in. He kept having medical issues and it took months to get him adopted - but finally Chief found a home. FOA was wonderful to take in a dog from so far out of its service area.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
... the wonderful way FOA was willing to take in a dog I found far from Park City, near Four Corners, NM.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I fostered a puppy mill rescue dog from Missouri for FOA, and ended up adopting him. I would like to see FOA run special educational campaigns against puppy mills, and hold fundraisers to support rescue groups in the main puppy mill states and collaborate with them to bring more rescues to FOA. These dogs need specific training. Rather than just offering advice such as "lots of patience" for new owners, I would like to see concrete training and the establishment of a puppy mill rescue adopter network.
Client Served & I have adopted 3 dogs through Friends of Animals. .
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