Animal Friends Alliance Update
2021 Year End Statistics
Adoptions in 2021: 3,581
Animals Served by Community Pet Resources Programs: 9,255
Working together is the key to any successful Journey
Journey found a loving home thanks to the support of so many!
Journey's story begins well before we met him. In August, our longtime rescue partners, Rescue Pets Movement in Houston picked up a very sick kitty, barely clinging to life. Over months, they treated him for multiple skin ailments and infection and helped him gain weight. Once he was healthier and safe to travel, our friends in Texas reached out to help Journey find a bright new start in Colorado. Journey was still in need of dental care...and the opportunity to find the perfect family.
Journey was in bad shape when he was picked up in Texas, but after months of care by Rescued Pets Movement in Houston and extra TLC once he arrived at our shelter, he was healthy and ready to find a new home! Photos by Rescued Pets Movement and Compelling Images Photography.
Upon arrival, we arranged for 7-year-old Journey to get a much-needed dental cleaning. BizPAW (Business Partner in Animal Welfare) VCA extracted his damaged teeth and got his chompers gleaming like new. While he was staying with us, we also discovered that Journey was FIV+ (feline immunodeficiency virus positive). This virus will likely not impact his quality of life, but it's a reminder of his tough beginning on the street and one more reason that he needed to find a loving indoor home where his health could be monitored.
During his time in our shelter, Journey charmed everyone he met, including a supporter who sponsored his adoption fee in memory of a beloved feline friend. Staff and volunteers described him as the perfect lap cat. We were all overjoyed when he finally found the perfect family on January 19th. Journey is already thriving in his new home. His family reports that he's settling in and is "a very prolific biscuit maker." They say they feel like "the lucky ones" to have found such a sweet and loving new family member.
Journey's transformation may have been dramatic, but his story is not extraordinary. Every day, Animal Friends Alliance works with our rescue partners, business partners, and our community to make sure we help as many animals as we can and each animal has the best outcome possible for them. Every day, we work to find solutions for animals in need like Journey, and we can only do it thanks to your support. Your sustaining gifts allow us to make sure animals like rough-and-tumble Journey get the happy endings they deserve. Thank you for your support.
Get your 2022 Pet Calendar now at our shelters or Poudre Pet & Feed Stores!

Have you been waiting patiently for your 2022 Animal Friends Alliance Pet Calendar? The wait is (finally!) over! We hope you're excited to see which winners, finalists, and special mentions are featured alongside all of the cat/dog submissions! Thank you again to everyone who participated by submitting photos, voting, and pre-ordering to help make this calendar happen. We are grateful for your support and patience.

Calendars are now being sold at our Mulberry and Taft shelters, as well as Poudre Pet & Feed stores in Fort Collins and Loveland.
Bring your Valentine to a special beer & donuts pairing event at Maxline on Feb 9!

What goes together better than beer and donuts? 🍺🍩

Join us at Maxline Brewing for an evening with one of our favorite couples: donuts and beer! Each ticket comes with a pairing of three donuts from FoCo DoCo and three tasters from Maxline for your tastebuds' enjoyment!

Vegan and gluten-free options are available upon request. Space is limited to 40 guests, so get your ticket today! 80% of ticket sales will go toward our mission to provide comprehensive companion animal resources, services, and education to the community to prevent homelessness and promote the human-animal bond. Register now!
Upcoming Events:
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 [email protected] now!
Adoptable Animal Feature
Meet Manny! Manny is an adorable pointer mix who came all the way from Houston, TX to find his new home. He is looking for an active home with people who will appreciate his goofball personality.

His foster says “Manny is a sweet and loving boy! He is energetic, playful, LOVES snow and gets really excited about clicker training. He is picking up the basics really well and is really smart! He would love to keep learning (and earning lots of treats)! He will be a fantastic companion for an active owner. He’s also very mellow and loves to snuggle (for a little bit) and play with a variety of toys. He likes to climb up on your lap to give lots and lots of kisses. He sometimes forgets how big he is and can get a little mouthy while giving kisses. He calms quickly and is learning the boundaries on nibbling. Manny is a fantastic and smart dog who is goofy, happy and very loving. He's looking for an active owner to include him in life’s adventures!”
You can schedule a meet & greet with Manny 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 Manny, 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!
Welcome to Midtown Veterinary Medical Center, our newest guardian level Business Partner! Midtown Vet donates financially to Animal Friends Alliance and offers a full range of veterinary services at their clinic.

Your business can support Animal Friends Alliance with monthly contributions starting at $35.
Welcome to Our New Animal Advocate Club Members

Lauren Lundy
Theresa Annechino
Gifts in Honor and Memory
Gifts made in Honor & Memory this month:
  • In honor of Ali Eccleston's birthday by Lisa Hansen, Robert Watts Mansfield, Adam Severance, Nancy Weisenhorn, Kendra Larson, Amanda Evrard, Lindsay Young, and Lisa Kafka
  • On behalf of the Moss family and Abilene by Kevin Moss & Leslie Connito
  • In honor of Olive the foster kitten by Laura Dustin, Barbara Whelan
  • In honor of Sarah Swanty by Anna Neubauer
  • In memory of "our Doberman Bruce" by Tanner Highfill
  • In memory of Seneca Corey by the staff of Bryant & Stratton College
  • On behalf of doctors Steven Sunderman, Shauna Grady, Stuart Nerzig, and Jessica Nedom by Physicians of Aspen Internal Medicine
  • In honor of Erin Friedman's birthday by Jacob Greenhood
  • In honor of Marjean Bender by Orlyn * Audrey Loge
  • In honor of Annie's birthday by Lauren Hansen
  • In honor of Jim Rossi by Brain Vos
  • In honor of the three Hickman children by Tina Sono Gies
  • In honor of Emily Swartz and Fiddle by Christina OBrien
  • In honor of Jordan Dunn by Sarah Swanty
  • In honor of Reed by Sandra Parks & Kathryn Johnson
  • In honor of "Team Hockley!" by Alane Urban
  • In honor of William (Bill) Trousdale by Wes Wiedmaier and family, Diana Smith Beaird,
  • In honor of Beau and Paco by Estela, Leslie, Katie, Zaine, and Laura Price
  • In loving memory of "Betty White and her lifelong dedication to the betterment of animal welfare," by Leslie Lohmiller
  • In loving memory of pets lost in September and November 2021: Gracie Shaffer, Frisco Nixon, Tanga Henke, Nugget Lang, and Charles Barkley Vaillancourt by Mulnix Animal Clinic
  • In memory of Aaron Millage by Countryside Animal Hospital
  • In memory of Batman the Chiuahua by Nicole Kershner
  • In memory of Bella Sue & Keith Ferro by Kimberly Ferro
  • In memory of "Calli and Kai, two wonderful fur babies who brought so much love to their mom," by Sarah DiGiovannantonio
  • In memory of Lexus by Jackie Rohrbacker
  • In memory of Christopher Ernest by Suzanne Morrow
  • In memory of Duncan Rollo by Chris Buckley
  • In memory of Geneva Dodson by Betty Heermann
  • In memory of Ludwig by Bob & Jeanne Criswell
  • In memory of "my wife, Theresa McIntyre," by Patrick McIntyre
  • In memory of Petey Meogrossi by Julie Piepho & David Bee
  • In memory of Raisin, Pepper, Junior, and Popcorn by Nina Elledge
  • In sweet memory of Jessey Jo by Robin Depperschmidt-Williams
  • In honor of Jadin Rogers' birthday by Sam Wilder, Jadin Rogers, Lin Wilder, and Alli Graham
  • In honor of Kaley Jennerjohn's birthday by Karl Anderson, Rebecca Taslitz, Melinda Bosmans, Patricia Bongers Hanson, Patricia Mae, and Cathy Koepke
  • In honor of Kimberly Reyna's birthday by Kayla Lackey
  • In honor of Uncle Nick by Ben Davies
  • On behalf of Lisa Sunderland by Lynn Heiman
  • In honor of Nate Elliott's birthday by Cody Anderle
  • On behalf of employee Laura Ellison by World By the Tail, Inc.
  • On behalf of Katie Olsen by Hub Real Estate
  • On behalf of "the CSU students in my Intermediate Microeconomics class, Fall 2021," by Zachery Schaller
  • In honor of Sierra Crow's birthday by C.J. Crow, Jason Grounds, Sierra Crow, Kelly Meiu, Bozly Curry, Judy Pavlich, and Elizabeth Elston
  • In memory of Gloria Catherine Campbell by Vicki Trees
  • On behalf of Karen Moore by Karol Rinehart
  • In honor of Maggie Harrington by Allison Hazen
  • On behalf of Elizabeth Ferguson by Heidi Harris
  • In honor of Hannah Chapman by Karen Stone
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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