Capital Campaign

Faithful Friends

For two decades Faithful Friends Animal Society has been working for a more compassionate system of animal protections in Delaware. We led major legislative reforms that saved tens of thousands of homeless, abused, and abandoned pets from being needlessly killed, and we were the first to start a series of pet owner and cat colony support programs. Now we turn our sites inward, aimed at improving our animal living spaces and physical workspaces. By building a better animal shelter in a more natural setting, we’ll be able to achieve even more for pets and people.

The State of Delaware’s vote of confidence in our mission and accomplishments resulted in a land grant gift of 20+ acres on a parcel of land in the Christiana area of New Castle County. This will be our future home! Thanks to generous donors like YOU, our vision for a new community shelter and resource center is becoming a reality.

Help make our dreams come true!

Our Goal

  • 84%

Our Progress

Your help is still needed to reach our fundraising goal! Although we continue to face challenges due to the effects of labor and materials shortages, we celebrated our progress at a ceremonial groundbreaking on October 26th. The fit-out drawings are complete and on December 22nd we raised the final capping beam on our shelter! Siding is finished as well as the roof. Faithful Friends staff has now begun meeting with an interior designer to complete the overall look.  Read more updates here

Compassion Campaign – Siding is finished

Highlights

Imagine how great it will be…

  • Dogs living in spacious kennels and dog apartments built for quieter living, lower stress
  • Cats living in indoor-outdoor spaces with access to fresh air and natural sunlight
  • Adopters meeting their potential new canine family members in outdoor get-acquainted areas
  • Space for adoptable, smaller animal friends
  • Veterinary staff practicing in a modern medical suite with a surgery room, exam rooms, and lab/pharmacy
  • Dedicated washers and dryers within cat, dog and medical departments
  • Sick residents receiving higher quality care in isolation rooms with separate air handling systems that prevent the spread of disease
  • Building improved facilities for our “everyday heroes”—the staff and volunteers who devote their lives to animal care and rescue
  • Designing 17,572 square feet of better, purpose-built indoor space plus 13,000 square feet of outdoor recreational space we have never had before

Why We Need a New Shelter


 Nick Wallace Photography

Jane Pierantozzi, Executive Director

We know you are as passionate about saving animals as we are, and it is only through your continued support that we can start the next chapter of our organization’s mission to be the voice for all animals in need and to expand our support services for pet owners and cat colony caretakers who love them. Help us build a better place for animal friends in need.

Read more about our organization’s history and accomplishments HERE

Keep People and Pets United

  • Provide low-cost veterinary care to the community
  • Offer a free pet food and supply bank
  • Manage the Pet Life Line, providing phone counseling to the community

Provide Benefits to People through Pets

  • Visit social service agencies with therapy pets to comfort vulnerable populations (Pet Therapy Program)
  • Encourage children to read through therapy dogs (LEAP)
  • Offer education and life-skill training at the shelter for special needs individuals and groups (PETS)

Advocate for Animal Welfare

  • Influence and participate in the passing of laws to protect pets
  • Be a voice for animals in crisis situations
  • Advocate for pets and families in rental housing

Your Help Will Make this Shelter a Reality

Honorary Chairs

Senator Chris and Ann Coons
Kitty and Irènèe du Pont May*
Martina and Peter Hayward
Dian Taylor

Campaign Chairs

Jeff Bross
Gene Delle Donne

*deceased

Board of Directors

Bob Wasserbach, President
Sharon Struthers, Vice President
Erin Salamone, Treasurer
Rebecca Frederick, Secretary
Cheryl Bradley
Jeffrey Bross
Jonathan Choa, Esq.
Kathryn Pincus

Leadership Team

Bob Applegate
Jan Armstrong
Rene Calloway
Ed Capodanno
Christine Choa
Michelle Harrell
Lisa Harvey-Cicone
Nancy Horisk-Sherr
Joey Latina
Ann Rose
Laurisa Schutt
Diane Taylor
Connie Wittig