Kittitas County Friends of Animals is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization. We were founded in 2002 and continue to operate using the dedication of our volunteers to achieve our mission. We are 100% volunteer-run, which means that we don't have any paid employees and we don't have an office or shelter. Our board members and volunteers work with pet owners, county residents, other rescues, shelters, and foster homes to promote the welfare of animals in our community.
Compassionate support for Kittitas County pets
Dedicated to the welfare of Kittitas County animals
Board of Directors
President: Andrea Wing
Vice-President: Elizabeth Torrey
Treasurer: Dolores Gonzalez
Secretary: Emily Brown-Pratz
The Origins of KCFOA
Kittitas County Friends of Animals (KCFOA) was founded in 2000 by local animal lovers and received 501(c)3 status in 2002. In the early years, KCFOA's purpose was to help the homeless animals in the Ellensburg Animal Shelter, which had a 75% euthanasia rate - the highest in the state of Washington. To accomplish this, KCFOA partnered with the compassionate animal control staff at the shelter and began transporting the animals to no-kill shelters in the Seattle area. Within four months, the euthanasia rate dropped to less than 4%. Since the year 2006, no healthy adoptable pet has been lost in the shelter. Today, our volunteers still provide transport services to move adoptable pets to Puget Sound shelters. We have also expanded our services to offer numerous programs throughout the entire county, including a Financial Assistance Program, trapping and neutering of feral cats, fostering homeless pets, feeding and caring for cat colonies, providing pet food to people in need, and many others. KCFOA is proud of our accomplishments, and we remain dedicated to the welfare of Kittitas County animals.