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Review for Friends of the Animals Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am both a "client served" and a volunteer. All 3 of my rescues have come from FAF. Alice was adopted July 2006 (my friend adopted her brother). Spatz showed up at my house with an abscess Jan 2011 and FAF covered the vet costs to treat him (he became my first foster fail). Then Lene showed up Aug 2011 and FAF taught me to trap...but rather than TNR, she became my next foster fail. FAF also came to check on her when I expressed concern, and has always been helpful and supportive.

FAF's hard work and efforts with TNR, foster care/socializing, adoption, and the support they provide the community--helping caregivers with food & assistance, helping low income families get services, the list goes on & on--moves many of us that have adopted to volunteer our time or resources. FAF is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization, so they rely on donations and their wonderful team of volunteers to accomplish the work they do that so greatly impacts, not just the communities they serve, but the animals that benefit from the care they provide and the families that adopt them (or caregivers that look after them).

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Friends of the Animals Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my Alice Kitty from FAF in 2006, got assistance with a neighborhood kitty I also ended up adopting (Spatz), and then was taught trapping in 2011 when we TNR'd a small kitten (that I ended up adopting) Lene...

Marianne (the pres of FAF) is dedicated & devoted! She somehow divides her time between a full-time teaching job, caring for her cats and fosters, and shouldering the organization responsibilities: teaching, returning phone calls to foster parents, potential adopters, and people needing help with strays, placing their cats, or feral colonies, taking cats to the veterinarian or to Lynnwood for spay and neuter services, doing adoptions and follow up phone calls, and checking on the cats available for adoption at the local PetCo (& cleaning their cages)...

This is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization, so she is supported by some pretty awesome volunteers that help with fostering, socializing, adoption events, cleaning, etc.

FAF is a hard working organization that brings joy to the animals they rescue and the people they are able to connect with these animals.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Friends of the Animals Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I adopted my cat Alice from FAF in 2006 and I began regularly volunteering with them in late 2009.

Knowing how hard Marianne works - the time, energy, and money she puts into this - moved me to want to help. (Marianne is President of the organization and also does TNR, and every role she asks volunteers to do Foster, Cleaning, etc. She also coordinates and runs adoption events, looks in on foster homes, and checks with care-givers of feral colonies.)

Also meeting Pam (FCAT) who Marianne often works with in rescues and TNR - it's the same thing. Both of these women hold down full-time jobs in addition to running these organizations. They work hard and tirelessly, and their passion for this cause is contagious - You can not know these two women and not be moved to join them.

They make the hard choices and see what no one wants to see or deal with in rescue - they daily deal with the good and bad - and continue to lead by example doing whatever needs to be done.

The warm fuzzy part - when forever homes are found - is what everyone works toward. FAF focuses on the task at hand - their mission: to foster greater compassion for animals by example and through education.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer