People need to insure they have their facts before they are critical. It is an old post but needs to be addressed. There are TWO Friends of Homeless Animals. Joette Bailey & Sharon Loudenslager are obviosly talking about the one in Virginia. The one posted HERE is in Rhode Island. We do not have any Virginia fosters.....and would not have turned someone down due to their geographical area. If the person meets our adoption standards and requirements, we adopt the dog. We never say based solely on location.
I am both a volunteer and a client. I have fostered several dogs for this organization. Any and all concerns I had were handled in a prompt and professional manner. Our leaders put in countless hours of work to ensure all dogs get vetting before they're placed in foster homes. Adopters are screened, via home visits and reference checks.
I adopted a senior terrier mix from FOHA. Scruffy gave us three wonderful years. He was a loyal, loving dog from the moment he entered our home and jumped up on the recliner. We were soulmates.
Animal rescue is a heartwrenching, often thankless venture. This rescue rises seamlessly to ever an changing climate and maintains its focus on those it serves; the animals.
I would not hesitate to recommend changing your life, and the life of an animal, through adoption and/or support of FOHA.
I have been a volunteer with FOHA for a little over 3 years now. I have fostered various dogs and adopted two, all of which would have been euthanized otherwise. FOHA is a wonderful rescue, founded by our fearless leader Roie, who is an incredible woman that works 24/7 for her dogs. The circle of volunteers she has built over the years, always put the animals first and work together as a whole for the good of these dogs!! When I look at the many lives we have saved and are in loving homes, since I've been volunteering, it is a wonderful feeling of accomplishment!! We are always looking for new foster homes and volunteers to continue building this rescue to the incredible size it has reached. Join, become a volunteer, foster a dog in need, it is one of lifes most rewarding experiences. I can guarantee I have learned so many things from caring for these dogs. One of lifes many priceless pleasures has been fostering and volunteering time for this rescue!!
I have been a volunteer with FOHA for almost 3 yrs. now and probably fostered around 30 dogs and puppies as well that would have been euthanized. It is a wonderful group of people who always put the animals first and work together as a whole for the good of our dogs. These dogs are mostly death row dogs that would suffer a horrible death by gas. When I look at the many we have saved and are in loving homes now I am overjoyed. Roie takes on the sick, injured, and dogs that no one else would give a chance at a good life. She makes sure they get that chance through FOHA.
What a difference we can make!!! However, like other groups, we depend upon the charity of others for ultimate success!! Each volunteer selflessly houses "disposable dogs" and cares for them until they are adopted. With the rise of commerical breeding facilities,the expense of vetting an animal, and the economy, our demand has been increasing at a rate that we cannot keep up with. Any available funds would increase our chances of future participation in this worthwhile organization!!
I have been involved with this rescue for about 3yrs now. I am very proud to say I am a member of their volunteers. Under the leadership of Roie Griego and Doris Baker this group has continued to grow and help 100's of dogs by rescuing them from euthanasia and finding them forever homes.
We are one of the largest rescues in the NE and continue to get recommendations from other rescues on a daily basis. Whenever a shelter or rescue needs help, they call on us. In this economic time, when quite a few of the shelters are closing, we continue to be a strong group. We continue our work with our mission to help 'All dogs who need help'.
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