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Faithful Friends Animal Society was born out of a moral imperative to expose the mass killing of cats and dogs entering Delaware’s publicly funded shelters. For two decades, our advocacy has vastly improved outcomes for shelter animals, saving thousands of easily adoptable, trainable, and treatable pets from certain death. With an unflagging commitment to our mission, we continue to advocate for reform, save lives, and reduce pet relinquishment through our local programs and services.
Faithful Friends Animal Society is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization with a No Kill shelter and community veterinary clinic. All animals in our care stay with us until placed into new homes. We are funded through donations, grants, and fees for services. We allocate the majority of our budget (about 82%) for community programs and services.
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Fighting For Animals
“We are proud to have led reforms in animal welfare that have become the building blocks for a comprehensive, humane animal welfare system in Delaware.”
–Jane Pierantozzi, Founder and Executive Director of Faithful Friends Animal Society
11,000 people are counseled on pet care or issues through our Pet Life Line and Customer Service Center
4,600 people receive free pet food for nearly 6,000 pets
3,400+ pets receive low-cost veterinary care 6,000 people are served in our Pet Therapy Program
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Pet Life Line (302) 427-8008 for counseling on pet care or issues
1,300–1,400 dogs and cats are rescued & adopted
400 pets are fostered in real homes
1,800 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries are performed
About 100 cats and dogs live in long-term sanctuary care