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Friends of Animals Utah

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our purpose is to protect and provide for animals while fostering an awareness of their importance in our lives.

Programs: Rescue and adoption program - provided shelter until adoption for homeless dogs and cats as well as operated a retail center to facilitate adoption.

medical services - provided medical services, spay/neutering, and grooming for homeless dogs and cats.

community assistance/education - provided needs-based community assistance and education for the care of dogs and cats.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Lisa64

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Annica B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar