FRIENDS OF THE ANIMAL SHELTER AND GUARDIANS OF THE HOMELESS ANIMALS

Home With Us Until They Are Home With You.

aka Friends of Homeless Animals   |   Aldie, VA   |  https://foha.org

Mission

FOHA is the enduring standard for no-kill rescues, saving and improving lives one paw at a time. We strive to: -Bring an end to the unnecessary killing of companion animals -Provide a safe haven for abused and abandoned animals -Provide food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, and compassion to homeless animals -Find permanent, loving homes for the animals in our care -And, most importantly, bring about a time when there will be no more homeless pets and every dog and cat can be guaranteed a loving home

Ruling year info

1974

Board President

Stacey Gimbert

Main address

39710 Goodpuppy Lane

Aldie, VA 20105 USA

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EIN

23-7355910

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) aims to address the problem of companion animal homelessness and unnecessary euthanasia. Many homeless dogs and cats find themselves in overcrowded shelters that still struggle caring for so many animals with limited recourses. Some shelters still rely on euthanasia as a means of managing over capacity. FOHA partners with shelters in the mid-Atlantic states to transport dogs and cats to our facility in northern Virginia. Our partner shelters believe that FOHA will give the dog or cat the best chance to find their forever family. Each dog and cat that arrives is a member of the FOHA family until (and after) he or she find a forever home.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Animal rescue and adoption services

Friends of Homeless Animals is the enduring standard for no-kill shelters, saving and improving lives one paw at a time. Dedicated to saving homeless dogs and cats, FOHA provides rescue, medical care, and adoption services in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC metropolitan areas. More than 16,000 cats and dogs have found a safe haven with FOHA over the last 47 years. FOHA relies on the support of volunteers and donations to continue our rescue efforts. Friends of Homeless Animals is a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Your generous donations are tax-deductible.

FOHA is unique among the local animal rescue groups in its strict no-kill policies, the quality and extent of veterinary care it provides, training in basic manners and behavior modification when necessary, its lifetime return policy for all animals adopted, and the size and quality of its facilities, onsite staff, and volunteers.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of animals in shelter.

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Adoptions for each year

Number of animals euthanized

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of animals in shelter

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total adoptions

Average number of days of shelter stay for animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of senior dogs (9+ years) adopted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Animal rescue and adoption services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our mission is "Home with us until they're home with you". We strive to fulfill this mission by working toward the following goals:
-Bring an end to the unnecessary killing of companion animals
-Provide a safe haven for abused and abandoned animals
-Provide food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, and compassion to homeless animals
-Find permanent, loving homes for the animals in our care
-And, most importantly, bring about a time when there will be no more homeless pets and every dog and cat can be guaranteed a loving home

FOHA has initiated a strategic plan for 2022-24 to support the efforts to achieve our mission of ending pet homelessness. The strategic plan is divided into 5 key areas.

1. Animal Care: Provide a true home for dogs and cats – with qualified staff and volunteers who offer compassionate and comprehensive care to ensure animals are adoptable.
2. Facilities: Assess the current state of facilities. Create and execute a long-term plan for the best use of facilities and grounds.
3. Fiscal Responsibility: Drive diversified revenue streams and expense control to ensure sustainable fiscal stability and operational effectiveness. Establish capital reserve.
4. Operational Efficiency: Continually evaluate and enhance use of technology. Document standard operating procedures to focus on efficiencies; standardization; and sustainability.
5. People: Build enduring organizational staff and volunteer capacity, that embodies diversity and inclusion, to enable strategic transformation.

How we listen

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Financials

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Operations

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FRIENDS OF THE ANIMAL SHELTER AND GUARDIANS OF THE HOMELESS ANIMALS

Board of directors
as of 11/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stacey Gimbert

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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