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Friends of Animals is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization, incorporated in the state of New York since 1957. Friends of Animals works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. Our goal is to free animals from cruelty and institutionalized exploitation around the world.

Friends of Animal's President is Priscilla Feral, who works out of FoA's International Headquarters in Darien, Connecticut.

The projects and services provided by Friends of Animals are entirely supported by membership contributions, bequests, and grants. Our continued strength depends upon the generosity of our members and donors.

We inform members about animal advocacy issues and our progress in addressing them through our magazine, Act•ionLine, our Web site and other reports. We encourage our members to get involved in their own communities as volunteer activists and as representatives of our spay/neuter project.

With the loyal support of our members and friends from all walks of life throughout the world, each year we actively meet the needs of more animals on more fronts than any animal advocacy group of our kind.

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National Headquarters

777 Post Road Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: 203-656-1522
Fax: 203-656-0267

Western Office

7500 E. Arapahoe Rd., Ste. 385
Centennial, CO 80112

Phone: 720-949-7791

Key Staff:

Priscilla Feral, President
Donna Berlanda, VP Administration
Bob Orabona, Director of Operations
Dustin Rhodes, Development Director
Jane Seymour, Creative Director

Robert Bock, Accountant
Donna Thigpen, Assistant to President
Shelly Scott, Secretary to President 
Paula Santo, Spay Volunteers/Vet Director
Belveley Russell, Bookkeeper 
Meghan McIntire, Social Media Editor
Nicole Rivard, Correspondent
Dana Visi, Receptionist
Veronika Johnson, Membership
Maria Lagonigro, Membership

Michael Harris, Wildlife Law Program Director
Jenni Best, Asst. Director, Wildlife Law Program
Rachel Nussbaum, Staff Attorney
Marielle Grenade-Willis, Office Administrator

Equal Employment Opportunity 


Friends of Animals is committed to equal employment opportunity.



Financial Information

Friends of Animals, Inc.
is non-profit under
IRS code 501(c)(3)

Federal ID # (EIN): 

Financial Statement fy 2016

IRS 990 fy 2016

2016 Annual Report



Friends of Animals Board of Directors:

Priscilla Feral, President
Sally Malanga, Secretary/Treasurer
Bray Creech, Director
Teresa D'Amico, Director
Elizabeth Forel, Director
Pamela McKenna, Director