Dedicated to finding 

every adoptable animal

a loving home...

Nonprofit Profile

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter (“Friends”) is registered with the State of California as a non-profit corporation in good standing and approved by the State of California Franchise Tax Board and federal Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public benefit charitable organization dedicated to finding a permanent home for every adoptable animal at Upland Animal Shelter.  As required by the California Department of Justice, we are also registered with the California Registry of Charitable Trusts and in good standing.  

Friends is a member of the Upland Community Foundation, Upland Chamber of Commerce, Association for Animal Welfare Advancement, California Animal Welfare Association, and a Best Friends Network Partner.  In addition, Friends has developed strategic partnerships with ASPCA, VCA, Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine (Western), and many others.

Team Structure

Friends operates with a 7-member, all volunteer, Board of Directors, several volunteer professional advisers to address veterinary medicine, animal behavior and training, finance and accounting, insurance and legal matters, and human resources, plus several standing committees that work on fundraising/development, finance, thrift shop and shelter operations.  While some of our advisers are paid for their professional services, none of the Board of Directors are paid, including the Director overseeing shelter operations and the Director overseeing thrift shop operations. 

Friends currently employs a shelter manager and ten (10) additional full-time and part-time staff members devoted to animal care.  In addition, the number of shelter volunteers has increased from 69 active volunteers in May 2016 (when Friends began operating at the shelter) to an average of over 100 active volunteers each month. Friends maintains a robust volunteer program with consistent year-over-year growth in both the number of volunteers and the hours of volunteer time donated to our mission.  Friends also employs a thrift shop manager and seven (7) part-time, paid staff members with the support of many volunteers operating 2
nd Chance Thrift Shop in Upland. 

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Friends of Upland Animal Shelter
1275 San Bernardino Road
Upland, CA 91786
Animal Shelter Phone Number: 1-909-931-4185

2nd Chance Thrift Shop
972 W. 9th Street
Upland, CA 91786
Thrift Shop Phone Number: 1-909-920-6020


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