Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We, like you, are animal lovers who want to help.

Programs We Fund

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We, like you, are animal lovers who want to help.

Programs We Fund

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Dental care relieving pain and discomfort for pets with grade 3 or higher periodontal disease

35 pets helped/$20,905 in funding in 2020

Lifesaving and life-improving medical care to pets suffering from injury, illness, or abuse

37 pets helped/$24,861 in funding in 2020
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Parasite prevention for all dogs, cats, and rabbits

1,084 dogs, 988 cats, 133 rabbits helped/$45,044 in funding in 2020
FFCAS-SpayNeuter-new

Funds spay and neuter surgeries for community cats, helping to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation

695 cats helped/$48,145 in funding in 2020

Leashes for dogs, and collars with personalized tags for adopted dogs and cats

854 cats, 532 dogs helped in/$9,497 in funding in 2020
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Spotlight social media posts which helps shed a light on special pets who might need more attention

22 pets helped in 2020

Who We Are

We, like you, are animal-lovers who want to help.
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Friends) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, fundraising partner of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Shelter). With the support of many pet-loving donors and volunteers, Friends funds important needs beyond what the Shelter’s budget can provide. Please join us in the Shelter’s effort to ensure every Shelter pet is offered the best opportunity to find a loving forever home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Friends part of the Shelter?
Friends is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the Fairfax County government. However, Friends staff use an office inside the same building as the Shelter.

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