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Welcoming Change


By Kathleen Beaver, President & CEO


2021 was yet another year that was anything but normal. And that's ok. It has urged us to chart a new course, look at things differently, rethink how we solve community challenges and make Animal Friends an even better place to work and save lives.

A few of the successes in 2021 that are worthy of celebration include:

  • Despite “The Great Resignation,” we added a number of exceptionally talented, passionate and professional individuals to our Animal Friends team.

  • Our core programs have expanded and evolved to better support those in our community struggling most thanks to an abundance of creativity and courage to look beyond the way "we have always done it."

  • We welcomed new community partnerships and collaborations—some in our own backyard and others from across the country.