Animal Friends Alliance Update
2021 Year-to-Date Statistics
Adoptions in 2021: 1,923
Animals Served by Community Pet Resources Programs: 6,192
Going above and beyond for shelter dogs
Mack gets the surgery he needs thanks to our veterinary team and community partners
Mack is a sweet, playful, and handsome Weimaraner mix who has faced more than his share of hardships. Sadly, he first arrived at Animal Friends Alliance because his person passed away. After that, he experienced an injury that caused the fun-loving 6-year-old a lot of pain.

Things are looking up for Mack, though. Animal Friends Alliance is committed to ensuring this pup has a bright future and loving home. Thanks to the generosity of our friends in the veterinary community and supporters like you, Mack is going to get the surgery that he needs on September 1.
Dr. John Marsella shares more about Mack's injury, treatment, and future on our blog.
2021 Award Winners
If you joined us for our Gala for Animals last month, you shared the excitement of our 2021 Above and Beyond and Saving P.A.W.S winners during our award celebration. We'd like to take this chance again to congratulate our 2021 winners and thank them for their exceptional contributions to Animal Friends Alliance.

Above and Beyond Individual winners:

  • Dr. Leonard Mahoney
  • Susan Gilbert

Above and Beyond Business Winners:

Saving P.A.W.S. Staff Award Winners:
  • People: Dr. John Marsella & Sarah Jenkner
  • Animals: Dr. Dana Windsor & Mariah McCulley
  • Work Ethic: Lindsey Clefe & Meaghan Duda
  • Society: Melanie Slick & Anna Beucler
  • Annual Champions: Dhyana Fogland & Kyle Martinez (Pictured above)

Congratulations and many thanks to our 2021 award winners for making a difference for animals!
Grooming Salon News
Congratulations to Corey Pantano-Fryar, our long-time Grooming Salon Manager, on taking the exciting step of opening a new independent grooming salon!

September 11 will be the last day of operation for our Animal Friends Alliance Grooming Salon. After that, Corey and her team will be em-bark-ing on a new journey with Pups on the Poudre, Corey's own independent grooming business.

From now until September 11, our Grooming Salon's contact information will remain the same, but starting on September 12, please contact Pups on the Poudre at (970) 232-5976 and [email protected].

We wish Corey and her fantastic team all the best on this new endeavor and we look forward to continuing to work closely together. Congratulations, Corey, and thank you for your many years of service to Animal Friends Alliance!
Upcoming events:

August 26: Groundbreaking - Join us on Facebook Live as we stream the next step toward our new shelter!

August 29: Pins for Paws - Bowl a strike to support our capital campaign! Your registration includes shoe rental and one lane of unlimited bowling for up to six bowlers for two hours, plus you have the option to add on pizza and soft drinks. Registration closes Sunday, 8/22, so sign up now to bowl!

August 29: 2022 Calendar Contest Deadline - Submit your best pet photos for a chance to see your beloved fur friend as one of our featured pets of the month! You can also add your photo or message to a special date for an additional donation. Enter your photos today!

August 31: Last Day for Run Fur Fun: Spooktacular Early Bird Registration - are you ready for a fun fall race with your favorite canine companion? Join us on October 30 for the spookiest race of the year! Special features include a costume contest for people, pets, and teams and post-race treats from Snooze and New Belgium! Plus, we are offering a virtual option for anyone who prefers to race on their own time. Register for the race today to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Sept 1–30: Saving Pets Challenge - Save the date for our annual month-long crowdfunding competition! Keep an eye out for details on how you can help Animal Friends Alliance compete against shelters across to country for top prizes up to $50,000 for our animals in need!
Adoptable Animal Feature
Madame Leota is a unique kitty who is looking for a special home. She was originally adopted from Animal Friends Alliance as a kitten, but she had to come back due to a change in her family's living situation during COVID.

Leota is the epitome of a quirky cat! She has a hilarious personality and loves to chase invisible things that only she can see. She's physically special, too: her tail extends flat against her back and her hips sway in a distinctive strut. X-rays didn't reveal a conclusive reason why, so we like to think she's just born to be different. Her unique attributes don't slow her down; they just make her even more adorable!
You can meet Madame Leota in Unit 9 of our Mulberry Shelter and you can learn more by calling (970) 484-8516 or visiting our website. If you're not in a place to adopt a special girl like Leota, you can also donate to support her care!
Supporter Recognition
Thank You to Our 2021 Gala Presenting Sponsors
Animal Advocate Club
Anne Rydeski

Glenice Resheill
Geronna Fanelli
Kerri Genevese
William Chandler

Bill Brey
Jasmine Flehr
Samantha Sims
Tia Tedford

Tori Lombard

Business Partners in Animal Welfare
Please help us welcome our newest Business Partner in Animal Welfare, Bird Dog Crafts! Bird Dog Crafts specializes in unique home décor and supports our mission though monetary donations.

Thank you for your support, Bird Dog Crafts!
Gifts in Honor and Memory
  • In memory of Anne Dudfield by Sara North, Phoebe Renner, Tracy Alexander, Neal Babcock, Marcus Lagergren, Liz Hollar, Durant Schoon, Suzanne Roth, Karen Key, Maria Mccaffrey, Gerald Kuch, Jill Vesty, Grant Wilcox, Kristie Gripp, Judy Hinkhouse, Chris Goodale, Laura Johnson, Pamela Chavez, Kristin Gensmer, Vicki Robison, Angie Van heel, M. Theisen, Claudia McGee, Steve Witmer, Paulo Pereira, Marie Marchand, Kendal Stitzel, Thaddeus Rozkuszka, Jo-Anne Bartz, Missy Coffman, Annie Davey, Julie Bradlow, Julie Maxwell, Megan Adams Folkerts, Katie Porter, Erin Depp, Peter Maxwell, Christy Tom, Brian Steeley, Shaffer, Ronald Oussoren, Halie Rostberg, Eric Schroeder, Caroline Cataldi, Donna Sewald, Steve Boland, Kristin Hazlett, Jennifer Sg, Sarah Swanty, Ana Morales Gillard, Marilyn Phelps, Melinda Johnston, Chris Dodge, and Greta Cornett
  • In honor of Kubo by Patricia Fay
  • In honor of Harriett, my wonderful rescue kitty, by Sherri Schneider
  • In honor of Megan Streetman's birthday by Patrick Lynch
  • In loving memory of Bill Tapp, who gave a number of cats a great life and home, by Myia Nelson
  • In memory of Cara Herron, from the CSU Women's Association, Linda Paule, and Peggy Reeves
  • In memory of Gina Blomgren by Priscilla Drummond and Melody White
  • In memory of many beloved cats by Ann Story
  • In memory of Miska, much loved kitty of Carole & Mike Thorsrud, by Jill Kreutzer & Leigh Towill
  • In memory of Theresa McIntyre by Patrick McIntyre
  • In memory of Tucker T by Lynn Prielipp
August Coupons
Animal Friends Alliance
Mulberry Campus: 2321 E. Mulberry St., Unit 1, Fort Collins, CO 80524 
Taft Hill Campus: 2200 N. Taft Hill Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80524