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Friends of the Animals Foundation

Enhancing the lives of humans & the cats that adopt them

making hearts purr since  1997

At A Glance

Who We Are

FAF is an all-volunteer organization. Our mission is to foster greater compassion for animals by example and through education.
Our primary goals are:
1) To reduce the number of animals abandoned, homeless, or killed until they all have a loving forever home.
2) To educate the community by providing information concerning
• The right of animals to a life free of abuse or neglect
• The resources that are available to those with a limited income
• Volunteer opportunities to rescue, care for, and foster pets
• The sad realities of failing to spay/neuter pets, and the plight of shelters
• The steps to take BEFORE bringing a pet into your life

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What We Do

The cats we rescue come from all kinds of situations: hoarding, abandoned, abused, unloved, and unwanted. FAF gets them the vet care they need and fosters them for as long as necessary until they can find loving permanent homes.
We work with caretakers to TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) cats and place the kittens into foster care for socialization and adoption. We are continually in need of volunteers and foster homes to help.

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How You Can Help

Foster ~ Volunteer ~ Donate
Your support is critical to our continued success. Donations of time, money, and other resources are always needed and greatly appreciated.

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2019: The Year in Adoptions

2019 was an exceptional year for Friends of the Animals Foundation!

All because you support us in so many ways, we were able to:
• Find new, loving homes for 80 cats
• Help several people who are living without permanent homes, to help their cats
• We formed a new partnership with an amazing young woman named Stephanie who saw a need to help get cats to the Seattle area from Southern California shelters
• Our partnerships with Petco, The Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic, Cascade Heights Veterinary Center, South Seattle Veterinary Hospital, The Animal Eye Clinic, and Urban Animal Clinic continue to be strong
• We were able to get expert care for our kitties with special needs such as Bridget (cerebellar hypoplasia), Salem (eyelid agenesis), Gutz (ruptured eye), and others
This is exhausting, but fulfilling work and it could not be done without your support.
Thank you!
This video is some of those happy adoption moments of 2019 (SONG: The Story--Brandi Carlile)

Site Content

Who We Are

Our history, mission, and accomplishments...

What We Do

TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return), Foster Care, Adoption, Support and Assistance for managing feral cat colonies...

How You Can Help

Foster ~ Volunteer ~ Donate
Your support is critical to our continued success. Donations of time, money, and other resources are always needed and greatly appreciated...

Success Stories

Health and history can present special challenges. Here's how we've met them...


Some of the hospitals, people, and businesses that work with us to help us do what we do and make miracles happen every day...


You have questions, we have answers...

Questions? Want to meet kitty?

You can call or email to schedule an appointment.
We have cats and kittens in foster care and available for adoption. You can see them on our Petfinder page and during adoption events at select speciality pet stores like Petco-West Seattle, The Whole Cat and Kaboodle and Mud Bay (Admiral, Burien, Broadway at Thomas, and Queen Anne ). Follow us on Facebook for time and location of events. We usually have a few cats at Petco-West Seattle that you can visit during store hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 7pm
Download an Adoption Contract & Agreement here.


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