Animal Friends Alliance

Saving Animals Today

Fort Collins, CO   |  SavingAnimalsToday.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive companion animal resources, services, and education to the community to prevent homelessness and promote the human-animal bond. Our vision is that all companion animals experience a healthy home where they are wanted, cared for, and loved.

Ruling year info

2007

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Sarah Swanty

Main address

2321 E. Mulberry St. Unit 1

Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA

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Formerly known as

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic

EIN

20-4969731

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year millions of dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters. Our organization is working to address the root source of pet overpopulation through several impactful programs. We not only provide a safe shelter for homeless cats and dogs, but operate multiple programs that are aimed to keep pets in loving homes and out of shelters.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Subsidized Spay/Neuter and Vaccine Clinic

Our spay/neuter clinic opened its doors in March of 2007 when we realized the lack of affordable spay/neuter services in our community. Our clinic is open to the general public, though it focuses on helping low-income pet owners, students, the elderly and other shelters and rescues.  These services help reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia rates. In addition, all animals that come through our clinic are given basic wellness exams.  These free health exams may reveal underlying health issues in early stages that can be treated for less cost than waiting until conditions are critical. Our clinic also offers other discounted pet services including disease testing, heartworm preventative, deworming, and nail trims.

Population(s) Served

All cats and dogs that enter our shelter are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, tested for diseases, socialized, and then put up for adoption. No animal that enters our premises is euthanized unless they are suffering from an untreatable condition.  However, we are a limited admission shelter and can only take new cats or dogs in when we have room for them.

Population(s) Served

PAL+ stands for "Prevent A Litter Plus".  This program provides spay/neuter procedures, vaccinations, and microchipping for pets belonging to low-income community members.  Because veterinary care has become so expensive in recent years, it has made it almost impossible for low-income families to provide even the most basic veterinary care to their pets.  Due to this fact many pets belonging to low-income community members go unaltered and therefore produce puppies and kittens that end up in animal shelters or ultimately end up contributing to the pet overpopulation problem themselves.In addition, we have found that many low-income community members allow there pets to roam outdoors where they can spread disease and/or become lost and end up in a shelter.This program is extremely important because it not only prevents these animals from reproducing, but takes steps to keep them healthy and keep them in their homes.

Population(s) Served

The Kibble Supply program officially began in February of 2010 when so many animals were losing their homes due to the poor economy.  Many people that called our shelter voiced their concern that due to a job loss they could no longer afford to feed their cats and therefore would have to surrender them to a shelter. Dry and canned food was collected from local grocery & pet supply stores, individuals, and other humane organizations to be handed out to community members that are struggling to keep their cats fed.  In 2011 we extended our Kibble Supply program to dogs as well. Caretakers of feral colonies are also able to receive food from the Kibble Supply program

Population(s) Served

Our Community Cat Program focuses on Trap-Neuter-Return in the Northern Colorado area.

Unsocial cats are trapped by staff and/or volunteers and then brought to our facility. While at our facility they are altered and vaccinated. Depending on the living circumstances of the cat(s), the age, and their sociability they have one of the following outcomes: returned to the location where they were trapped, admitted into our shelter or foster program for adoption as house cats, or admitted into our shelter for adoption as a barn cat.

Population(s) Served

Animal Friends Alliance has an onsite full-service professional grooming salon. By having your pet groomed with us, you’ll be contributing to your pet’s well-being and supporting our organization. We welcome dogs, cats, and small animals!

Appointments available 7 days a week! Call for an appointment today at (970) 224-3647.

Walk-in nail trims available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 7 days a week. Call the salon for availability outside of those hours.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Golden Scissors 2008

Larimer Humane Society

Certificate of Appreciation for Spay Day USA 2011

The Humane Society of the United States

Certificate of Appreciation for Spay Day USA 2008

The Humane Society of the United States

Larimer Humane Society 2009

Golden Scissors

Certificate of Appreciation for Spay Day USA 2010

Humane Society of the United States

Certificate of Appreciation for Spay Day USA 2013

Humane Society of the United Stated

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption-Guarantee Shelter for Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year our organization works to save more homeless dogs and cats through our Shelter & Adoptions program. In January 2020, we merged with Animal House Rescue and expect 850 dog adoptions in 2020.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adoption-Guarantee Shelter for Cats and Dogs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of homeless animals we are able to take into our shelter has grown almost every single year. In Jan 2020 we merged with Animal House Rescue and are now adopting out both cats and dogs.

Number of spay/neuter surgeries performed.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Subsidized Spay/Neuter and Vaccine Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our subsidized (low-cost) spay/neuter and vaccine clinic performs nearly 7,000 surgeries every year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization's vision is a community in which every pet is a healthy and wanted pet. We aim to end the euthanasia of homeless animals except when absolutely necessary as in the case of untreatable medical or behavioral problems that are causing the animal to suffer or threaten the safety of the animal or the people it interacts with.

Our organization's strategies include providing a safe haven for homeless cats and kittens while focusing on programs that prevent animals from becoming homeless.

Our capabilities are resource-dependent. Despite being a rather small organization in comparison to many, over the last eleven years we have saved countless lives and made an incredible impact in our community and beyond.
With our current resources our organization is able to save 2,200 homeless cats and kittens each year, and spay/neuter 6,600 cats and dogs in our community. We also provide additional support to keep pets in homes including low-cost basic veterinary care, pet food, and pet supplies.

One of our organization's proudest accomplishments is the massive reduction in the number of homeless kittens in our community. Both our shelter and our local open-admission shelter now bring in most of our adoptable kittens from outside of our community because of this. This allows us to save at-risk animals in other communities, while still providing a healthy kitten to a loving family.
The amazing work done by our organization is performed in slightly more than 4,000 sq. ft. most of which was rented up until last year. We are currently in the process of purchasing space for our programs which will contribute to the financial stability and long-term health of our organization. We are also working to increase our cash reserves so that we are prepared should we lost a funding source our experience an emergency. Once we have accomplished the purchase of space and a growth in reserves, we hope to increase the number of animals and people we can help through our programs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Animal Friends Alliance

Board of directors
as of 4/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kris Cafaro

Retired


Board co-chair

Holly Ashby

Kelly Little

Schneider Electric

James Landers

Retired

Holly Ashby

Retired

Kathy Dalton

Retired

Jana Dean

Retired

Kirk Reimann

Colorado Waterjet Company

Jenna Riedi

Canyon Concert Ballet

Dilara Kiran

Colorado State University

Kris Cafaro

Retired

Julie Piepho

Adams Bank & Trust

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes