The History of Homer Animal Friends
Homer Animal Friends was formed 23 years ago by a group of people concerned with the cruelty they saw as a result of too many unwanted dogs and cats. Our mission is to provide education to pet owners, low cost spay neuter assistance, support to the city owned Animal Shelter and avenues for pet owners to interact in a fun way with their pets.
We have assisted owners of over 5,600 dogs and cats with the cost of sterilization. Although available to any dog or cat owner, we especially target animals adopted from the shelter, multi-dog households and low income households. Our Shelter Fund provides ongoing financial support to the Animal Shelter for veterinary care and the extras that make a difference in animal comfort and well being. We teach pet ownership responsibility and bite prevention through demonstrations in the elementary schools and at the Homer Health Fair & Safe Kids Fair. We purchase and donate to the Homer Public Library books and DVD's on pet care and training.
We encourage owners to interact with their pet to form a bond that will last a lifetime. We are associated with and support Homer Dog Trainers who offer puppy and dog training classes. This year we hosted our 10th annual Strut Your Mutt (three hours of fun, games, education, food and vendors).
We are 100% volunteer organization; our programs depend on donations, memberships, grants and regular fund raising events.