Animal Friends Alliance Update
2021 Year-to-Date Statistics
Adoptions in 2021: 3,464
Animals Served by Community Pet Resources Programs: 9,152
Another Record-Breaking Year for Dog Adoptions!
1,106 dogs have found loving news homes so far in 2021
Though 2021 has been a challenging year, we're so proud and excited that we have had a record breaking year for dog adoptions yet again! After finding homes for a record-breaking 1,080 dogs and puppies in 2020, we hoped to reach that milestone again. Happily, we've already surpassed that number, finding homes for more dogs and puppies than ever before!

Puppy Edgar has the honor of being the record-breaking 1,081st dog adopted from Animal Friends Alliance in 2021. He came to Colorado from Arkansas with 11 (!) littermates and his mama, Chica. All but one of his littermates have found families of their own. Chica, who is being treated for heartworm, is still waiting to find her home for the holidays.
Edgar was our record-breaking 1,081st adoption this year! His mama, Chica, is still looking for her family!
If you're looking for a new family member, it's a great time to adopt (or foster!). More space in our shelter means we can save even more lives!

It's only thanks to your support that we can continue to grow and help more animals, year after year. In many ways, like our records for dog adoptions and our Community Cat Program, 2021 has been a fantastic year. Unfortunately, our growth has been hampered by the ongoing pandemic, restrictions on gatherings that prevented our in-person fundraising events, and increased cost of operation. If we're going to break records together again next year, we need your help! Will you make a gift today to ensure puppies like Edgar find safety and love? Will you support the medical care for special dogs like Chica?

Thank you for your commitment to the animals and for breaking records, year after year!
Merry Chipmas to all! We had a great time at our Merry Chipmas event on December 18! We saw 102 animals during the cold and bright day and 48 animals received a free microchip. Thank you to Pethealth Inc. for donating the chips! Up-to-date vaccines and microchips help keep community pets safe, healthy, and home with their families. If your pet needs their shots, heartworm test, or a microchip, learn more about upcoming vaccine clinics on our website.
Bringing Paws Together $25,000 match met!

Thank you to the wonderful supporters who helped us meet the $25,000 capital campaign match challenge well ahead of the December 31 deadline. Thanks to you, we maximized the generous matching gift from Julie Piepho and David Bee. If you would still like to make a Bringing Paws Together pledge in 2021, it's not too late! We have currently raised $1,969,186 toward our $2.8M goal and are getting so close to hitting $2M raised! If you would like to know more about the campaign, visit or email
Have you made a charitable gift this year? You can take a deduction on your taxes!

Did you know that due to the pandemic, charitable givers who might not otherwise qualify for a deduction can get a special tax break for 2021? This year, individual taxpayers can deduct up to $300 in cash donations and married couples filing jointly can deduct up to $600. In order to qualify for this special deduction, charitable gifts must be made before the end of the year. Checks should be postmarked by 12/31 and online donations must be made before midnight on 12/31. For more information, talk to your tax professional or visit
Upcoming Events:
All Shelters closed this Saturday, 12/25, for Christmas and next Saturday, 1/1 for New Year's Day. We will not be having mobile adoption events on Saturday the 25th or Saturday the 1st. Have a safe and happy holiday.
Save the date! Gala for Animals: Mardi Paw is set for Saturday, March 26! Dig out your beads and get ready to let the good treats roll at our Annual Gala for Animals! Mardi Paw will be coming to the Hilton Fort Collins on March 26, 2022! Keep your eyes out for more event details, and if you would like to sponsor this special event or donate to our auction, email now!
Adoptable Animal Feature
Meet Ratatouille!

Ratatouille is a darling 10-month-old pup with a bit of a wild streak. He refused to be contained by the kennels at the shelter, hopping doors and pulling Mission: Impossible-level escape attempts, but he is thriving in the comfort of a foster home. His foster reports that he is "the sweetest boy ever" and gets along with other dogs and loves people. They go on to say that he will be the perfect snuggle pup this winter because all he wants is to spend the holidays in your lap! If you're ready to add a new family member, Ratatouille is waiting for you!
You can schedule a meet & greet with Ratatouille by calling (970) 484-8516 or you can complete an adoption questionnaire by visiting our website. If you're not in a place to adopt a special dog like Ratatouille, you can also donate to support his care!
Supporter Recognition
Thank You to Our 2021 Gala Presenting Sponsors
Business Partners in Animal Welfare
Welcome to our newest BizPaw!

Dr. Matt Jones of Peak Inside Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging. Dr. Jones has donated radiograph interpretation for 9 shelter animals so far this year, helping cats and dogs to get the care that they need while they're with Animal Friends Alliance. Thank you, Dr. Jones and Peak Inside Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging!
Welcome to Our New Animal Advocate Club Members

Brennan Zeller

Stacey Martin
Gifts in Honor and Memory
Thank you to everyone who made a gift in honor or memory of a loved one for Colorado Gives Day. Click here to view the Colorado Gives Day gifts made in Honor & Memory.

Other gifts made in Honor & Memory this month:
  • In honor of Andrea Leonard's birthday by Paula Cabrera, Joey Olson, Mark Holy, Jenel Chang, and Kathy Hansen
  • In honor of Angie McDonough's birthday by Carole Dos, Pat Cheste, Salina Home, Tony Parks, Joey Baital, and Brenda Rodgers Hagar
  • In honor of Charlie (AKA Mr Buttons) by Allison Upton
  • In honor of Paula Murray's mother by Jody Allen-Smith
  • In honor of Deborah West's birthday by Deborah West, Carol Barker, Paula Sacks, Jim Berry, and Cathy Corinaldi Mckie
  • In honor of Erin Freedman's birthday by Andrew Berg, Sarah Swanty, and Louis Kaufman
  • In honor of Gail Dysleski by Anne Johnson
  • In honor of Kate Engel by Diane Sherry
  • In honor of Miss Kitty by the Hayhurst Family Charitable
  • In loving memory of Eloise by Loretta Wilson
  • In memory of Bonnie by Bruce & Teresa Hinde
  • In memory of Catherine Abbott by Tim Abbott
  • In memory of Ken by Kristen Farrell
  • In memory of Lena by Edythe Lyon
  • In memory of "my special nephew, Michael Von Sprecken. He never met a dog he didn’t love," by Sheryl Werner
  • In memory of pets lost in October 2021: Swoozie Geiger, Luthien Jones, Ki Ki Malinowski, Red Baron Platenak, and Darla Prange by Mulnix Animal Clinic
  • In memory of Poe by Allison Bugbee
  • In memory of Seneca Corey and in honor of Bentley from her grandparents and Rocky Mountain Goldworks
  • In memory of Shirley Younger by Laurie Meek
  • In honor of Jasmine Burkes' birthday by Heaven Burkes and Michelle Zuchowski
  • In honor of Megan Hyndman Twarling's birthday by Joe Hess
  • In honor of Melora Wittig-Estredge's birthday by Connie Nelson-Cleverley, Dawn Mincher, Melora Wittig-Estredge, Kevin Estredge, Katy LaFary, and Kim Masten
  • In honor of John Garrity by Deborah Roess
  • In honor of Maria Torres' birthday by Prosci
  • In memory of John Lumb by Bijan Yaminafshar
  • In loving memory of Aischa, "a wonderful, loving friend," by Michael Gayner
  • In memory of Scout by Rachel Weiss
  • On behalf of Michelle Lange by Charlynn Schmiedt
December Coupons
Animal Friends Alliance
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