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The mission of DuPage Animal Friends is to strengthen the lifesaving, compassionate and innovated initiatives at the county shelter. We partner with the shelter to understand the needs of our community's animals, providing financial resources and advocacy on their behalf.
DuPage Animal Friends (a.k.a. Friends of DuPage County Animal Care & Control Foundation) was founded by three friends in 2006. At the first meeting, the group donated the first $100. The group had the general purpose of raising money to help the animals in the care of DuPage County Animal Care & Control (DCACC).
According to the Articles of Incorporation, the original purpose of the group was "...to support, in all endeavors the DuPage County Animal Care and Control...and to promote the humane care and treatment of animals." Within five years, the Foundation quickly grew from that initial $100 donation to over $100,000. The group achieved this by conducting fundraisers and processing the natural flow of donations made by caring community members.
From the very beginning, the Foundation has had a positive impact on the quality of life of the animals in the county's care. A few of our current programs include: Subsidized Adoption Programs, Funding Urgent Medical Care, Purchasing Equipment & Supplies, Capital Improvements to the Shelter, and more!