Friends of Dallas Animal Services

A nonprofit organization

$99,010 raised by 361 donors

100% complete

$75,000 Goal

💙 ABOUT US

Friends of Dallas Animal Services is the official non-profit fundraising partner for Dallas Animal Services (DAS). As one of the largest city-run shelters in the country, DAS cares for tens of thousands of pets every year. And it’s the only shelter in Dallas that welcomes all pets in need—turning no pets away. 🐶 🐱 

But city funding can only go so far—that’s why Friends of DAS helps bridge the gap between what DAS has, and what DAS needs to save more lives. It takes a lot of resources and helping hands to make sure every shelter pet gets the care they deserve. Since 2019, people like you have helped us fulfill 100% of requests for financial assistance from DAS! 🙌 

💙 HOW YOU CAN HELP 

By supporting Friends of DAS on North Texas Giving Day, you’ll help provide things like foster care support, medical equipment, and on-site shelter needs at DAS. Join the thousands of donors (and animal lovers) who advocate for shelter pets in Dallas! 

💙 WHAT OUR DONORS SAY ABOUT FRIENDS OF DAS

“I’m happy to be a monthly donor to Friends of DAS because of the group’s commitment to helping DAS with the 90%+ live release rate goal,” says Ray, current donor.

“Friends of DAS turns words into action with funding to help DAS and the many unwanted, lost, and abandoned pets that pass through its doors. My first hand experience with my lost, injured cat who ended up at DAS and received excellent care, furthers my personal commitment to help DAS be the best that it can be!”

💙 WHAT THE DAS LEADERSHIP TEAM SAYS ABOUT FRIENDS OF DAS

“It’s hard work being the safety net for every pet in Dallas—we welcome animals into our shelter that have nowhere else to go. And when it comes to animal welfare, we’re not willing to cut corners. Every pet deserves the best quality of life, starting inside the shelter, to foster care, and eventually to the adoptive home.

When budgets are tight or when emergencies arise, Friends of DAS helps bridge the gap between what we have and what we need. We are so thankful for the strong community of Friends of DAS supporters.”


💙 MATCH FUND

We are so excited to have a Match Fund that will DOUBLE all gifts up to $60,000! 

Special thanks to our very generous match gift donors: Barbara Rawnsley, K.D. & Linda Pickett, Steven & Jenny Pickett, the Dye Family, Keener Financial Planning, GenCo Legal, Triad Foundation, Rombauer Vineyards, Barking Hound Village, and the Friends of DAS Board of Directors.

Giving Activity

Mission

Friends of Dallas Animal Services raises funds to directly benefit Dallas Animal Services by supporting programs and services that further its vision of providing compassionate care of shelter animals and finding positive outcomes for all placeable pets.

Needs

Your #NTXGivingDay gift will support Dallas Animal Services with things like enrichment for shelter pets, the kitten nursery, the foster program, veterinary staff and supplies, and urgent shelter needs.

Equity Statement

FRIENDS OF DALLAS ANIMAL SERVICES - RACIAL EQUITY STATEMENT

At Friends of Dallas Animal Services we respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We recognize the pervasive racial inequities resulting from systemic racism and unjust practices, and fully support City Council Resolutions 19-0804 and 21-0503, which address racial equity in the City of Dallas.

We're committed to modeling diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all. To provide informed, authentic leadership Friends of Dallas Animal Services strives to:

*See diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our volunteers and the communities we serve.

*Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually update and report organizational progress.

*Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.

*Advocate for and support board-level thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization's work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission.

*Help to challenge assumptions about what it takes to be a strong leader at our organization, and who is well-positioned to provide leadership.

*Practice and encourage transparent communication in all interactions.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Friends of Dallas Animal Services

Tax id (EIN)

83-4099633

Guidestar

Causes

Animals

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Dallas

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

2911 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75219

Phone

469-567-0266

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