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Local Charity Highlight: Animal Friends Alliance

One of Purposeful Financial and Legacy Planning's key values is to support the local community. In support of that value, we will highlight a Northern Colorado charity each month. Additionally, we support that charity with a donation.


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This month we are highlighting Animal Friends Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Fort Collins, CO, dedicated to addressing the need for animal adoption and offering "resources to keep pets in loving homes."


Animal Friends Alliance was born In January 2020 through the merger of Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic and Animal House Rescue & Grooming. This powerful alliance aimed to enhance the community impact and broaden the reach of their programs. As a "limited admission, adoption guarantee shelter" for cats and dogs, they prioritize quality over quantity - meaning they cannot accept every animal, but once they do, each animal is assured a home until a suitable adopter is found. Despite space and financial constraints, Animal Friends Alliance is committed to the animal's lifelong well-being and offers community support through subsidized spay/neuter services, preventative healthcare, and help for pet families in need through programs like PAL+ and the Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry.


Their mission, as stated on their website, is "To provide comprehensive companion animal resources, services, and education to the community to prevent homelessness and promote the human-animal bond." Aligned with this mission, their vision envisions a future where all companion animals thrive in healthy homes where they are valued, well-cared for, and cherished.


Animal Friends Alliance can claim some impressive statistics, including:

  • helping almost 34,000 animals be adopted into loving homes

  • spay/neutering over 77,000 animals

  • distributing close to 400,000 lbs of kibble through their Kibble Supply Pet Food Pantry

In addition, their Prevent a Litter Plus program extends financial aid to pet owners facing resource constraints, enabling them to have their beloved pets spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Their Community Cat Program also helps to "spay/neuter, vaccinate, and return community cats to safe outdoor placements or finds loving homes for socialized kitties."


Animal Friends Alliance operates two sites - a public clinic in Ft. Collins on Mulberry where pet owners can schedule visits online - and their Taft Hills campus which offers a large sheltering and adoption facility designed to best care for the animals needing adoption.


Explore various ways to support Animal Friends Alliance by visiting their website. You can contribute to their ongoing Bringing Paws Together Campaign, join the Animal Advocate Club, learn about business sponsorship opportunities, or explore several other giving options. Additionally, Animal Friends Alliance welcomes volunteers to assist in running their organization or fostering animals. Find more information here on how you can make a difference through volunteering.



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