Programs

Our programs improve the lives of cats and dogs by promoting compassionate care, adoptions, and spay and neuter.  United Animal Friends' commitment to animals is cornerstone to the programs we offer and the way we operate our rescue mission.

Rescue/Foster/Adopt Program
TEAGAN 10469 3 6United Animal Friends rescues a large number of its animals from euthanasia at high-kill shelters. We make sure each animal is vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and given any other necessary medical treatment.  UAF recently received a generous grant award from the Petco Foundation, which will extend our ability to support the lifesaving efforts in our community.

UAF does not have a shelter facility. Most of the animals in our care live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Fostering allows us to train and get to know each animal, which helps us find the perfect match for their unique personality.  In situations where an adoptable dog is at risk of being euthanized in an overcrowded shelter when no foster home is available, we may place them in temporary boarding until a foster home becomes available. 

We hold dog adoption events at Petco almost every Saturday and Sunday, and at Whiskers Barkery the first and second Saturdays of each month. Petco has generously donated space in their Prescott, Arizona store for United Animal Friends' Kitty City, our feline adoption center where we have daily adoption hours. The ability to have cats in public view at Kitty City has exponentially increased the number of adoptions we are able to accomplish.

Spay/Neuter Certificate Program
The Spay/Neuter Certificate Program helps low-income individuals have their companion animals altered at a very low cost. Participating veterinary clinics reduce their fees and UAF pays a portion so that the pet guardian is responsible for only a small share of the cost. This program is made possible through donations, fundraisers and grants, including past grants received from The Springsteen Foundation for the Humane Treatment of Animals, Best Friends Animal Society and the Arizona Companion Animals Spay and Neuter Committee, which raises funds through the sale of Pet-Friendly License Plates.

Since its inception in October of 2004, the Spay/Neuter program has sterilized more than 13,000 cats and dogs, averaging nearly 800 per year.

For more information on the Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program or to see if you qualify for assistance, please call 928-778-2924 and leave a message with your contact information on line one.  A volunteer will call you about the program.

dogfooddelivery033Community Pet Food Bank
Our Community Pet Food Bank feeds hundreds of animals each month. In addition to feeding hungry pets, one of the primary goals of the food bank is to make sure pets are spayed or neutered, and that is one of the requirements for being eligible for food. Recipients with unaltered animals are assisted through the Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Certificate Program.

For more information on the Community Pet Food Bank or to see if you qualify for assistance, please call 928-778-2924, wait for the tone and leave a message with your contact information.  A volunteer will call you about the program.

Courtesy Listing Program
UAF helps motivated individuals within the Quad-City area find new homes for their companion animals in the event they can no longer care for them.  The animals are sponsored on the UAF website as Courtesy Listings and the owners are asked to bring their pet to our weekend adoption events, as long as the pet is current on vaccines and spayed/neutered.  UAF assists with the matchmaking process and placement of the pet.  Instead of the distress of surrendering your pet to a shelter and never knowing what happens after that, your pet remains in your home until it is adopted.  The current owner is able to help find the most suitable family for their pet.

For more information on the Courtesy Listing Program, please click here.

Community Cat Program
Through the Community Cat Program, UAF provides no-cost spay/neuter certificates so that colony caretakers can trap feral cats and take them to local vets for alteration and ear-tipping, which identifies the cat as having been altered.  UAF relies on these caretakers to return the cats to their colonies and to continue providing food, water and shelter, as well as monitoring the colony for any new cats that need to be fixed. Please note that UAF does not remove cats. Research confirms that trap/neuter/return/manage (TNRM) is the most humane, life-affirming and effective solution to feral cat colonies.  Without our help, these cat colonies would grow exponentially and the quality of life for the cats would be greatly diminished.

Emergency Medical Program
This program helps those who need emergency medical care for their companion animal but cannot afford the cost.  The pet must be spayed or neutered to qualify for assistance.  This program is partially funded by the Arizona Community Foundation and the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County.

For more information on the Emergency Medical Program or to see if you qualify for assistance, please call 928-778-2924 and leave a message with your contact information on line two.  A volunteer will call you about the program.