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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I wanted to list "volunteer" and "donor" because I helped clear and burn the sagebrush off the land the new rescue center was built upon, and I donate a very small amount each month to this wonderful animal "no more homeless pets" program.
Living in Midway, I was especially excited when FOA partnered with the Heber City animal shelter so that animals in that center could have a real chance at another loving family life.
I have suggested adoption through Furburbia to several people in search of a pet. Thanks to all who work for and support this much needed animal shelter.

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

Tell your story here and help others understand this charity
Summit County Friends of Animals has successfully promoted
responsibe care and adoption for thousands of animals - cats, dogs, horses, bunnies
There presence in our community helped to inspire our pilot project....STETSON,Street Dog of Park City - a half hour TV series promoting animal adoption and responsibility against the backdrop of a wonderfully Dog-Friendly town, Park City Utah.

Without Summit County Friends of Animals, we could not have had the kind of community support that a pilot like this takes.
They are the best!

Donor

Rating: 5

Whenever I come to Utah I run my dogs where I meet other dog owners. A large majority of the dog owners I meet have adopted their dogs from Friends of Animals. They are all so happy with all the help the agency has given them. I also know so many people who have given countless hours of service to help construct, open and run the beautiful new shelter.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have adopted 3 cats from FOA. I appricated the fairly indepth interview that they performed to insure that I would be a good parent. One of my kitty had an infection from her spaying with in a couple of days after adoptiong. Kathy was very concerned and did all she could to make sure my kitty was on the mend , working with the vet, giving me medicine, calling to make sure she was getting better. I will definatley adopt from them again and hightly recommed other do so also.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I wish I could volunteer at FOA.....but it is impossible. Even w my husband driving me there and picking me up.......I feel I have to take at least one of them home. So many beautiful animals in need of love and shelter. How can such a cruel world be???? So we have become donors.....and when we lose one of our dogs/cats, we adopt from FOA. They are a wonderful organization staffed by saints and volunteer saints. alice puleo

Review from Guidestar

Donor

Rating: 5

This is the most dedicated crew of people ever. The animals they see and take care are some of the most abused and damaged in the system. I have the great experience of attending their fundraising events, knowing the volunteers personally and being able to donat to this worthy cause.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Although I live in Wasatch County, I work in Summit and participate in many activities and events here. Summit County FOA is undoubtably the most active and effective non-profit animal welfare group I have encountered. I am a marketing professional, and am amazed at their ability to communicate through multiple channels, marshaling volunteers and donations for a variety of projects. It seems everyone in Summit County knows that they can find just the right pet at Furburbia; that they can help out at The Ranch; what time of year they can look forward to the Barking Ball; and that they can donate their spare change at the counter of any number of local retail shops. These efforts have created a more conscientious public, and a better environment for Summit County's homeless pets. I hope my volunteer work with FOA Wasatch County can produce the same results.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Friends of Animals-Utah/Furburbia is the epitome of the goal to have no more homeless pets in Utah. They will keep any adoptable animal until it finds its forever home. My cat Freya was at Furburbia for a long time before I found her and brought her home to live with me. She was taken to Furburbia when she was pregnant, and her previous owners left her there. She had her kittens which were adopted. Now she is living in the lap of luxury which she deserves. Furburbia is a beautiful facility with luxurious kitty condos. The dogs are at Furburbia for six hours a day, and then they are taken to the Friends of Animals Ranch, a wonderful new building that can house both cats and dogs. There is a 24-hour a day caregiver there as well as a spay and neuter facility. Eventually they will be able to take horses and other large animals that are abandoned or abused. I am so proud of the work that FOA/Furburbia is doing in our community, and I am happy to support their work.

Review from Guidestar

Tom S.

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have volunteered for both the DC Humane Society and Friends of Animals of Summit County, Utah. We have also been donors to both. Both are good organizations run by good people who are committed to saving animals.

Their is a difference. Whereas the DC Humane Society is largely government funded, the FOA of Summit County is funded almost entirely by donations.

And with those donations, they have built a wonderful, large animal rescue facility. It also serves as a teaching facility for school kids with its summertime "Camp Kindness", and a place where veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome can come and help the animals many of whom have also suffered trauma in their lives.

The FOAU is great on these many fronts and deserves our support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

For some reason, I have always been connected to animals.... as long as I can remember, they always spoke to me. Through their gentle eyes, their play, their total trust in us. I have always had companions and they have been part of my family. Knowing that their is an organization of volunteers that provides for the animals in the county where I live is a huge relief to me. And if I can help by donating to their cause, I will do so as long as I can.
I love to go into Furbubia and say hello to the animals..... it's the only place I've been that houses animals and it does not make you feel sad for them. They are the lucky ones. Once Furbubia has them, their luck has turned.... they have foster care from people who truly love them and they have activities during the day. It's like they're going to work just like everybody else. FOA is an organization made up of volunteers and they get things done for the animals. Their adoption system is thorough and protects the animals and well as giving an adopter an opportunity to give the adoption their best shot.
When my sister was looking for a dog, that's where she went to find her companion. Rascal has been with her for 3 years now. He loves her like no one else. He's a lucky dawg!
I'm a proud supported of FOA!!!

Review from Guidestar