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Sweet China

Sweet China

Parasite Prevention for Shelter Pets Thanks to your donations, Friends is able to support the lifesaving work of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Last year alone, Friends provided nearly $50,000 in support of the shelter’s parasite prevention program, and an additional $81,000 for other medical needs beyond what the shelter’s budget could provide. As one...

Harley

Harley

Harley gets a helping hand Harley is a 5-year old Miniature Pinscher with back problems that left him incontinent and unable to use his back legs. He came to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter when his owners simply could no longer manage his medical issues, despite loving him. FFCAS knew this little dog had the potential to make a big...

Injured kitty finds relief

Injured kitty finds relief

This beautiful senior cat came to the FCAS as a stray. She had an old injury on her left wrist, possibly a break or fracture. Unfortunately, it never healed properly and she couldn’t move it at all. The only way to relieve the constant pain and discomfort was to amputate the leg, which we were...

Max

Max

Smiles to the Max Max came to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter with a darling personality, but also a bit of dental issues. We funded for this cutie to have a teeth cleaning and a couple of teeth to be extracted so he’s minty fresh for his forever family!

Mel

Mel

Mel’s emerald eyes shine in their new home Who remembers Mel, total sweetheart with emerald eyes? He was TERRIFIED at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (it can be stressful for some animals), but once he was shuttled off to foster, he showed just how lovable he is. He was adopted and his forever family sent these wonderful...

Cucu

Cucu

Media Sponsorship Leads to Forever Family for Senior Dog Cucu is a senior dog, who is losing her eyesight. Thanks to sponsorships from Beatin’ Feet Dog Walking, Cucu’s adoption fee was lowered to $25 and the Friends were able to boost a post about her on Facebook to advocate for Cucu’s adoption. Thanks to the efforts of...