Message from Our President & CEO
Once again, Animal Friends has had an exceptional year! Through our steadfast commitment to our lifesaving mission, we succeeded in serving the needs of the pet-owning community through unique and countless opportunities.
Not only did we celebrate our 10-year anniversary at our Camp Horne Road location, we also accomplished so much – record numbers of highly demanded, affordable services were provided to the community paving the way for our new Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center; lives were enriched through our meaningful, pet-focused programs; families were made more complete with the addition of a four-legged friend; and most importantly, countless lives were saved from the threat of unwarranted euthanasia.
I am thrilled to share this Annual Report with you. It was through your time, energy, talent and gifts that we were able to accomplish all that we did in 2016. It was truly an incredible year and for that, I thank you.
I encourage you to take the time to read this information-packed report. You will learn about how our progressive approach to outreach took much-needed resources deeper into the underserved pockets of our community. You will better understand the commitment we have to our animals evidenced by our collaborative, holistic network of care. You will be inspired by the sheer number of hours of service our dedicated volunteer corps has given. And, you will be impressed by the record-setting number of lives impacted through our meaningful events, classes and workshops.
I’m proud of how far we’ve come since 1943. And, I’m confident that, together, we’ll be saving, changing and impacting lives for 73 more years to come.
Simply put, it’s what we do … and will continue to do.