Friends of Upland Animal Shelter (Friends) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit charitable organization dedicated to saving shelter animals within Upland and beyond. Friends operates the Upland Animal Shelter on behalf of the City and is responsible for all sheltering and adoption services.
Despite the challenges associated with an open intake municipal facility that cannot turn animals away, Friends operates under a “no kill” philosophy that aims to save every shelter pet. Friends gladly provides this service without compensation from the City as a public benefit to the community and relies on the community's support to continue its mission to care for lost and abandoned animals.
Friends also operates 2nd Chance Thrift Shop to help defray the costs associated with providing essential services at the Upland Animal Shelter.
We believe in the dignity of every life, and that every adoptable animal should receive the care and patience that is necessary to find a loving home. We offer a number of programs and initiatives to improve the lives of abandoned animals, reunite them with their owners, or find them new, forever homes, including:
With your help, we can give abandoned animals a second chance and expand the number of programs and services we offer to the community. Please join our mission by making a donation, or volunteering your time.