$100,000 Matching Campaign - Almost there
A friend and long-time supporter of FOAU has pledged $100,000 if we can raise the matching funds.
The really exciting news? We’re 90% there. But we have a limited time to raise the remaining $10,000 to make it all come together.
So, now we’re turning to you, our partners, to help find that last bit. The money we raise will turn $100,000 into $200,000.
If you give your gift by May 15th, you will help secure us an additional $100,000 in crucial funding for our homeless pets.
Make your gift HERE and help us meet OUR match!
Purchase Tickets Here
On Sunday May 17th, Riverhorse and Friends of Animals Utah (FOAU) will team up for one of the most exciting culinary event of the year!
Three brave chefs; Briar Handley from Handle, Mark Peterson from Sundance Resorts and Vanessa Chapman from High West will put their egos on the line to battle it out for the homeless pets of Utah. The challenge is to produce two dishes which will be judged by 4 celebrity foodies; Chantelle Bourdeaux, Jason Stucki, Keith Bryce and Meryl van der Merwe.
Our esteemed judges will have the difficult task of selecting the winner of Chef Wars. Guests are expected to participate in the fun. 3 Sous-Chef positions will be auctioned as well as other special participation opportunities! All guests are invited to partake in the fun by cheering for their favorite chefs or guest sous-chef.
Tickets cost $125 and include 2 drink tickets and appetizers. Don't miss this wild party! Purchase tickets HERE
Attendees must be 21 and over to attend. The event is Sunday May 17th, from 4:30 to 8pm.
Briar Handly – Chef Owner, Handle
Mark Peterson – Chef, Sundance Resorts
Vanessa Chapman – Chef, High Wes
Chantelle Bourdeaux – Food Consultant, CEO The Creole Juniper & Co, Slow Food Utah, A Priori Specialty Foods
Jason Stucki – Chef, Restaurateur, World Burger Champion & BBQ Grand Champion Pitmaster
Keith Bryce – Photographer, Designer, Project Runway Celebrity
Meryl van der Merwe – Chef Owner, Jafflz & Du Monde Gourmet
Guilt Free Desserts all April - 100% of the proceeds go to FOAU!
During the entire month of April, all locations will be offering “Guilt Free Desserts”.
For $5, diners can try a limited edition dessert with 100% of the proceeds going to a non-profit.
The best part is that BOTH Wasatch Brew Pub Park City and Squatters Roadhouse Grill & Pub have selected Friends of Animals Utah to be their designated non-profit! The restaurant that raises the most money has their donations 100% matched by the Salt Lake Brewing Co.
Top 5 reasons it's smart to adopt from Furburbia
Did you know, adopting a pet from Furburbia isn’t just a kind thing to do,
it’s the sensible decision to make?
1. All our pets receive behavioral training and are socialized with
All our pets receive professional behavioral training and are socialized with other animals. When you buy any pet from a store or KSL, you have no idea what the animal’s temperament might be. But at Furburbia, we make sure every animal that is available for adoption is ready to be brought to a new home. We have a staff of professional trainers who spend hours with all of our animals, working on house and crate training, understanding and responding to commands, leash training and getting along with other animals and people. We’re also upfront with you about the animals progress in all of these areas - if a dog still needs a little extra work on leash training or a cat would fit best in a house with no other animals, these are things we will tell you in advance to make sure we’re making a placement that is right for you and the animal.
2. Our pets are available for temporary foster so you can make sure
you find the right fit
We understand that there are unknowns when you bring an animal into your home. Will the dog or cat get along with your other pets? Will it be good with a baby? Is the family ready for the responsibility of looking after a pet? At furburbia you can foster the pet for a few nights, for no cost, to see how the pet fits into your home. If it doesn’t work out, we will take the pet back, no questions asked. Having an ongoing foster program also allows our pets to adjust to different homes and people, helps socialize them, and helps us by lessening the demand on our resources and allowing us to save more animals - if you’re interested in supporting us by fostering instead of adopting, ask us for more details!
3. We make sure all of our pets are spayed/neutered and given their shots
When you buy a pet from a pet store, or breeder, the animal is usually not spayed or neutered. It also doesn’t usually have a full range of necessary vaccinations. These are costly medical expenses that you will be taking on immediately after purchasing your animal. At Furburbia, all of our pets are spayed or neutered and have all of their shots up to date.
4. 100% take back guarantee
While our goal is to find forever homes for all our cats and dogs, we always allow a pet to be returned if things don’t work out. We understand that extenuating circumstances may make it impossible for you to continue to care for the pet you adopted from us, but we will never ask you to take that pet to a pound or shelter where there is a risk that they may be euthanized. Unlike a pet store, our animals will always be welcome back if you can no longer provide it with a home.
5. We rescue all types of breeds and ages, characters and personalities — come check us out and meet our crew!
We rescue animals from all over the state and beyond. Our only criteria for our animals is that we only rescue dogs and cats that we strongly believe will make appropriate pets for loving homes. What that means is that we have dogs and cats of all breeds and mixes, all ages and sizes and even some with special needs for a special family and we have new animals constantly coming to the ranch and Furburbia - So there are lots of new animals to meet and fall in love with.
Thank you to everyone who helped us and our animals though this.
We feel so blessed to have your support!
CHANNEL 9 NEWS COVERAGE ON THE NEW YEAR PIPE BURST!
Happy Holidays from Us to You!
During this busy time of the season, all of us at Friends of Animals Utah want to thank each one of you who took a moment this year to support our homeless pet population! Whether you volunteered, donated, fostered, provided professional services, or passed along profiles of our wonderful amazing pets, we thank you!
It takes so many people to help each deserving loving pet, find their forever homes. That is the true gift of Holiday spirit, which we are fortunate to witness on a daily basis, at FOAU.
We wish all of you - your families, and your furry ones, a wonderful holiday season!
We Did IT!!!
Thank you to every SINGLE donor who lent support to the homeless animals in our community, on November 7th! We raised over $32,000.00 on this one day of giving! We were in the #1 position most of the day, and finally landed in the #2 spot (just 48 donors short), which earned us an additional grant! 518 supporters "voted" for the animals - and we are grateful, and humbled.
Because 1/2 of our pets are rescued from the Salt Lake community, we saw record turnout from donors across the state of Utah! And thanks to NKUT, we had the support of NKLA participants, and gained supporters across the United States - and worldwide! What an incredible honor to have donors from Australia, Canada, Singapore, and many other countries.
Also, we want to thanks our TIRELESS sponsors and supporters: AVC, Barking Cat, Best Friends, Humane Society of Utah, M SPACE PC Laptops, Petco, White Pine Veterinary, and the UPS Store Kimball Junction. We simply could not have succeeded without their tremendous support. THANK YOU!!!
Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly on behalf of our clientele—those furry friends who are impossible to resist. As we continue to grow, add programs and work toward making Utah a no-kill state for adoptable pets, we commit to our loyal supporters that we will always be good stewards of the donations we receive.
THANK YOU to all who donated, to everyone who supports our mission. We look forward to the year ahead and are grateful beyond words, for all of your support.
Miss Kitty's Barking Ball was a ROARING SUCCESS!
Well the confetti has been swept up, after our incredible Miss Kitty's Barking Ball 2014!
We had an amazing evening with more than 250 loyal supporters and friends who joined us. We are grateful to every single participant, attendee, donor and volunteer who made this event possible!
Check out our photos from the Gala HERE!
Please enjoy our great new videos that debuted at the gala, below.
Thank YOU for Voting Us Park City's Best Nonprofit in 2014!
We are very excited to announce, for the second year in a row, Friends of Animals Utah was voted the best Nonprofit in Park City. The only way to achieve this honor is having friends like you!
It's no secret we could not have saved 13,000+ pets over the past 24 years without your generosity and support for our mission of animal rescue and adoption.
Thank you for your vote of confidence - again. We simply could not continue without you all!
And the 5-K9 Fun Run Results are IN!
Talk about a PERFECT DAY for the 5-K9 Fun Run!
Click HERE to view the photos of the race!
250 participants and their canine buddies took to the trail to enjoy this year's Fun Run - and the RESULTS ARE IN!
Click HERE to see how they ranked!
Thanks to everyone who participated, and our sponsors and volunteers who made this event a big success!
Do you love animals? Of course you do!
Wouldn't it be great to love animals, AND get paid?
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Chef Wars 2014 - Presented by Riverhorse!
On Sunday May 4th, Riverhorse and FOAU teamed up for one of the most exciting events ever to hit Main Street! (Read all about it HERE) Three brave chefs from High West Distillery, Shabu, and Zoom put their egos on the line to battle it out for the homeless pets of Utah. The challenge was to produce two winning dishes, selected by a panel of discerning judges, while incorporating two secret ingredients that none of our Chefs were prepared for! In the end, it was Bob Valaika - Executive Chef and owner of Shabu who was crowned the winner! If you missed this great event - be sure to check out the video here. You won't want to miss the next one!
Announcing Our Weekly Adoption Specials!
Have you heard about our great new adoption specials? We are doing everything that we can to find great new homes for all of the sweet deserving cats and dogs in our program.
Check out our new weekly specials: