Submitted by the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor
Animal Protection Society Friday Harbor would once again like to thank our caring community for its ongoing generosity and support. Many have reached out to continue their P.A.L. (People Animals Love) membership, supporting shelter operations and at the recent San Juan County Fair as part of the San Juan Island Community Foundation matching grant program.
The SJICF matching grant program raised funds for the purchase and installation of a water catchment system at the animal shelter and we are terrifically excited to now be in the process of installing this much-needed addition to our facility and grounds. This system helps us take another step toward sustainability and softens our paw-print on the environment.
Thank you SJI for helping APS-FH provide compassionate care and a brighter future for homeless animals.
The APS-FH, founded in 1982, is a private nonprofit animal welfare organization based in San Juan County. Operating as a single facility and proudly serving the people and animals of San Juan Island with a variety of programs through community outreach; advocacy; and services to ensure animal protection and companionship is accessible.
APS-FH is a private facility that receives no local, state or federal support with the exception of a small portion of county dog license fees. The APS-FH mission is to provide compassionate care and brighter futures for homeless animals, with a commitment to providing a safe haven for homeless and lost animals; reuniting lost pets with their owners; placing animals in our care into qualified and loving homes; reducing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter education and assistance; advising and advocating for the protection of animals; networking with other shelters and pet rescue groups impacted by overcrowding or natural disasters to decrease euthanasia rates to save lives; advocating for animal welfare through education, outreach and assistance; promoting a stronger sense of the animal-human bond; and always adhering to our no-kill philosophy for adoptable animals.