Front Street Animal Shelter


Friends of Front Street Shelter exists to improve the lives of animals at the Front Street Animal Shelter and promote pet adoptions and getting lost pets back home.

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Programs

Description
Providing vouchers for free and low cost spaying & neutering services for community owned animals wherein owners may have a financial need for assistance, along with supporting spay and neuter clinics to serve community and feral cats within the city limits of Sacramento.
Budget
$10,000
Program Successes
In 2017, Friends of the Front Street shelter invested $16,000 dollars to fund spay and neuter services for low income pet owners, with the primary goal of reducing unwanted litters that ultimately end up in the shelter. Pet owners serviced cover a wide range of demographics and include persons experiencing homelessness.
Description
The Friends of Front Street are proud to support outside training and behavior rehabilitation for animals that may require additional support in order to ensure suitability for adoption. Training addresses a variety of issues such as timidity, lack of social skills, basic training, impulse control and reactivity.
Budget
$10,000
Program Successes
Customers adopting pit bull type dogs are offered free post adoption training (6 week course) to ensure both ends of the leash receive adequate support to keep pets and people together. Friends has continued to fund intensive behavioral training (boot camps) in order to give dogs with special needs an opportunity to develop skills to enhance adoptability.
Description
The Friends of Front Street Shelter is proud to support the foster and rescue efforts of the Front Street Animal Shelter. The Friends help by providing resources for the foster and rescue program to include food, medical care, marketing animals in need of rescue, and supporting the volunteers who foster the animals in the program.
Budget
$10,000
Program Successes
The Friends of the Sacramento City Shelter Animals, Inc. has assisted with the foster, rescue, and adoptions of more than 9000 animals in 2017. Continued support of the foster program through contributions resulted in over 4500 animals entering foster homes.
Description
The Friends of the Front Street Shelter are proud to help the Front Street Animal Shelter save the lives of sick or injured animals in need of advanced veterinary care. Contributions to this program ensure that advanced medical care otherwise not possible is afforded to the animals in need.
Budget
$100,000
Program Successes
Friends of the Sacramento City Shelter Animals, Inc. is proud to say that through the combined effort of both Friends and the Front Street Shelter, enough funds were raised in 2017 to save the lives of hundreds of animals. These animals received advanced veterinary care such as orthopedic surgery for compound fractures, skin care for demodex mange, removal of intestinal blockages, and even a wheelchair for a paraplegic dog!
Description
The Friends of Front Street Shelter are proud to assist the Front Street Animal Shelter with the marketing of adoptable animals. This program includes funding for offsite adoption events, support staff, equipment, outreach and community engagement.
Budget
$75,000
Program Successes
Offsite adoption events resulted in the adoption of more than 1200 animals in 2017. Community engagement is at an all time high with many organizations signing up to host events multiple times a week.
Description
The Friends of Front Street Shelter are proud to support a variety of programs in the community that impact the lives of community and feral cats, most specifically by funding spay and neuter programs to minimize the stray cat population. Doing so has a direct and positive impact on the Front Street Shelter, by reducing the number of stray cats and kittens that end up in the shelter.
Budget
$25,000
Program Successes
In 2017 more than 600 community cats were fixed and returned to their habitat through the Return to Field program! Friends invested $6000 to sponsor feral cat surgeries 4 Sunday's at the SPCA, offering free surgeries to community cat colony managers. Additionally, $10,000 was invested with the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition, which provides free vouchers for cats (and dogs). A $10,000 donation was made to The Coalition for Community Cats to provide spay and neuter vouchers to anyone wishing to get their cat spayed or neutered.