Animal Adoption Foundation - Available Dogs

Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation311 Harvey StreetWinston-Salem, NC 27103
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THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION WAIVES ADOPTION FEES FOR ALL DOGS AND CATS 6 MONTHS AND OLDER, AS WELL AS ALL RABBITS With its shelter facilities near capacity, The Animal Foundation is waiving adoption fees on all dogs and cats 6 months and older, …
Animal Adoption Foundation
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The Animal Adoption Foundation is a non-profit no-kill shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused or abandoned. AAF provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted. Our caring volunteers and generous, loving donors enable us to provide a safe and happy haven for our special friends. The shelter currently houses approximately 85 cats and dogs. Animal Adoption Foundation
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The Animal Adoption Foundation is a non-profit no-kill shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused or abandoned. AAF provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted. Their caring volunteers and generous, loving donors enable them to provide a safe and happy haven for their special friends. The shelter currently houses approximately 85 cats and dogs.
Originally known as the Animal Adoption Center, the Animal Adoption Foundation (AAF) was founded by a small group of Hamiltonians in 1977 who were concerned about the growing number of stray cats intheir neighborhood. Based out of a small house on Third Street in Hamilton, the AAF was born. One very important distinction about the AAF was its unwavering “no-kill” philosophy which we still holdnear and dear in our hearts today. In 1977, there were very few no-kill animal rescue organizations in the country let alone in Ohio, and that small group of volunteers and AAF were certainlypioneers for the Tri-State area in regards to the no-kill philosophy.
I started volunteering in 1999 with the Animal Adoption Foundation as a dog-walker and I wanted to share my knowledge about the history of the organization and let everyone know just how far we havecome over the last forty years. Over time, I have gotten to know many AAF volunteers as well as staff, both past and present, and the common denominator I have found is a deep love and compassion foranimals. I have been a long-time advocate for homeless pets and on my very first day of volunteering with the AAF, I had a sense of “new hope” and this is my story. is an acronym that stands for Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation. We are a Richmond, Virginia based, non-profit, all volunteer, non-euthanizing organization founded in June of 1993. Our goal is to rescue orphaned animals and place them in loving homes.
Since moving into our new shelter, we have seen many positive changes within the organization. With our new location and advances in our online visibility both through our website and social media,volunteerism is at an all-time high and the number of adoptions have increased from an average of about 55 per year to well over 450. We implemented several dog training and enrichment programs. Manyvolunteer committees were formed including Dog Care, Cat Care and Fundraising. We have held many successful fundraising events including our annual and ever-growing charity auction. An onsitespay/neuter clinic was opened in 2013. This clinic is open to the public and to date we have performed over 1500 spay/ neuter surgeries on community cats, preventing thousands of homeless kittens andcats. The AAF has partnered with several local county humane societies, helping reduce the number of pets euthanized by accepting them into our program. We have also partnered with Miami Universityincluding the Oxford campus as well as the Hamilton and Middletown branches in recruiting student volunteers who have been and continue to be so vital to the success of the AAF. We have a foster carenetwork that continues to grow, allowing the AAF to help even more homeless pets. We have a very caring and dedicated kennel staff that ensures that all of the dog and cat areas are cleaned each andevery day. With the growth of the AAF, we have created key positions such as Executive Director and Animal Care Director, both of which work with our Board of Directors to move the AAF forward,always striving to take the Animal Adoption Foundation to the next level and all the while never forgetting our goal . . . saving lives, one pet at a time.One of our goals is to be sure that each and every dog and cat is spayed or neutered in order to control pet overpopulation in our community. Please call the Animal Adoption Foundation tohave your cat spayed or neutered and/or check out these other local low-cost clinic resources: