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About Us

Friends of the Formerly Friendless, is a recognized California non-profit Animal Rescue organization. We are recognized by the State of California and the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) non-profit. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The mission of this Organization/Network is:

  • To find stable, responsible and loving homes for companion animals
  • To alleviate the overpopulation problem in our communities by assisting in the current spay/neuter campaign
  • Provide emergency foster care for animals at risk, in danger and/or caught in domestic violence/animal abuse situations
  • Work cooperatively with County Animal Services to assist in placement of shelter animals
  • Establish a mutual support network among rescue organizations and independent community rescuers
  • Maintain an ongoing web site that consists of:
    • Lost and Found site - attempts to link lost/stolen/stray animals with their owners
    • Extra Special Pets Adoption Program (ESP) places pets with special needs in loving, responsible homes
    • Short On Luck Program - provides emergency foster care for animals at risk, and/or victims of domestic violence or animal abuse
  • Mobile Adoptions - provides mobile adoptions throughout the County at convenient scheduled locations
  • Community Education - disseminates humane education materials in our communities

Who are the Friends of the Formerly Friendless

FFF was the culmination of a lifetime of a love for animals by the founder, her family, friends and fellow animal lovers. It received 501c3 status .as of August 9, 2001. The name "Friends of the Formerly Friendless” was chosen as both a recognition of the myriad of friendless animals in our communities, many of them underserved, and chosen as an embodiment of our commitment to those animals in our care that would not be "friendless" again.

The organization, F.F.F. operates as a coalition with community supporters, animal lovers, family, veterinarians and in rescue operations in cooperation with other Rescues throughout California. There are no paid staff from the funds collected. Contributions by community members, personal donations, fund raising etc. are used for the benefit of the animals. There is no comingling of funds

We strive to get sponsors for administrative costs or accept private donations to help cover the necessary costs of filings, vets, insurance, and some supplies. Our commitment is to the animals we serve. As a non profit, we are charged with that duty. As animal lovers and guardians we are committed to that.

We welcome all those interested in working with us to face the often daunting challenges Animal Rescue faces daily.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France

Currently, our Organization/Network is serving the feline populations in Contra Costa County. Hopefully, with further community support, we will be able to extend these services to other companion animals.

Adoption Policies:

For a full listing of our Adoption Policies, please visit our Adoptions page.

...As always, we hope to serve our "formerly friendless friends"
...and our communities
      ...with a sense of humor.

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