"Mission focus has driven some shelters to combine efforts and resources. From groups who have a productive history to those who were once at odds, animal welfare organizations are learning that they are often stronger when they unite." animalsheltering.org
First and foremost, as a 501(c)3 organization, FAN focuses on finding homes for our homeless animals and assisting with medical care for them as well. We believe that a collaborative voice representing animal welfare in our community can be a win/win for Nassau County residents, rescue organizations and, most importantly, the animals.
To increase chances for adoption, FAN covers heartworm treatment costs for heartworm positive animals going to new homes. Also, we recruit volunteers who put their talents to work for the well-being of the animals while being kenneled which improves adoptability. To encourage animals to stay in their homes, FAN extends a Safety Net to those who may love their animal but find they can no longer care for it. The Safety Net addresses several options for keeping animals in their homes instead of surrendering to a shelter.
After all, it is all about the animals.
April 2015 - February 2017
FAN has partnered with 7 veterinarians in Nassau and Duval Counties to provide medical care for homeless animals
Provided $28,000.+ to sponsor heartworm treatment for 50 dogs primarily adopted from NCAS
Provided foster homes for 10 NCAS animals for health recuperation...all adopted
Provided $4,000. for surgeries/medical treatments not related to heartworm primarily for NCAS
Rehomed 5 animals from private owners not wanting to return their animals to a shelter
Located rescues/sanctuaries for 7 animals from NCAS
Greatly expanded the volunteer dog walking/shelter enrichment program at NCAS including an innovative program “Forget Me Not”, that focuses on high school students helping at NCAS for community service credits.