EFA: Etsy For Animals Etsy For Animals: May's COTM is... Friends of Pets in Alaska

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on Etsy.com

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

May's COTM is... Friends of Pets in Alaska

May's COTM is... 
Friends of Pets in Alaska

nominated by Andrea of EveryDogsDelight
photos by David Jensen Photography
text courtesy of Friends of Pets

Friends of Pets' Mission

Friends of Pets provides vital animal welfare and protective services for abandoned animals, with respect, compassion and integrity.  

We intervene to reduce the euthanasia rates at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center, to promote responsible pet ownership and to improve the quality of life for companion animals. 

Friends of Pets is a 501-C3 non-profit organization based in Anchorage staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations. The organization was incorporated in 1989. Together we are making a difference!


FOP's Vision

The vision of Friends of Pets is to make Anchorage a place where are pets are wanted, loved and protected   through education. prevention, and intervention. 

Romeo / Juliette

The organization provides the following services to the community:

1. A website: www.friendsofpets.org, which will give you information about our adoption program, spay/neuter assistance program and education programs.

2. A information center voice mail where you can get information about what to do if you have lost or found a pet, adoption information, what to do if you need to place a pet etc. You can also leave a message and a volunteer will return your call and help you problem solve your question. This # is 562-2535. Please remember Friends of Pets is run entirely by volunteers, most of who work so there will be a delay in returning your call but not more than 8 hours.


3. Spay/neuter assistance coupons. All you need to do to receive a $45 coupon is to send a self-addressed envelope to PO BOX 240981 Anchorage AK 99524-0981. If you have a special need you can call or write to ask for a $100% coupon. These coupons have the value of the SPCA clinic prices here in Anchorage for surgery costs. Our coupons can now no longer be used in conjunction with other coupons. Funds are limited and we want to be able to reach out to the maximum # of people we can. We have a limit of 5 coupons per year.

4. Adoption program- we rescue animals  from Anchorage Animal Care and Control upon request of the center management animals that are in need of medical care or need special adoptions  support.  Our adoption program includes an application/ home visit/trail period. Our website lists the animals available as well as on our Facebook page.


5. Community Emergency Fund- we also maintain an emergency fund which will allocate up to $150 for vet care, emergency food etc. for a pet in need. 

6. Safe Haven project- we partner with the AWAIC shelter here in Anchorage and if requested, care for any pets belonging to women entering the shelter until she can find alternate housing. 

Ziggy / Max

7. Behavioral information- we maintain a large library of behavioral information and will work with callers experiencing a wide variety of behavioral challenges with their pets and will provide information and referral.

8.  We partner with local organizations to provide educational outreach on responsible pet ownership and participate in events like Kids Day, co-sponsor the Reading Rondevous, produce PSA’s and respond to requests for presentations. 



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