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Friends for Life Animal Rescue is dedicated to helping the homeless and stray animals living on the streets and in the deserts. We also pursue an aggressive spay / neuter program for our animals and education for the public.

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Friends for Life began in 1993 – then known as Citizens for Tempe Strays.  Within two years our organization had a solid volunteer base, a dedicated board of directors, and was handling hundreds of adoptions per year.  The growth and success prompted the name change to Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary – a name that better described our organization.  In 1996, after only three short years, Friends for Life was able to lease three buildings in downtown Gilbert – a place that animals call “home” until they find a family of their very own.  In 2010, after re-evaluating our priority of rescue and adoption, and not being a sanctuary facility, Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary changed our name to Friends for Life Animal Rescue. 

Their Rescue Work
Friends for Life Animal Rescue is dedicated to the homeless and stray animals living on the streets and in the deserts.  These animals do not have an advocate and will likely suffer starvation, illness, or injury as they try to survive alone.  Animals that are in the shelter will not reproduce and are therefore not perpetuating an overpopulated animal community.  Animals on the street are reproducing and creating even more unwanted animals.  Friends for Life prefers to get to the source of the problem through spaying and neutering.  Our volunteers also work with feral cats – utilizing TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) – a program Friends for Life has been maintaining since 1993.  This program, Project HART, is a separate program funded by our generous supporters.

Address: 143 W Melody Avenue
Gilbert AZ 85233

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