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Friends of Animals is a non-profit international animal advocacy organization, established in New York in 1957. We work 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.

Thanks to the loyal support of our members and friends all throughout the world, we have been able to come far from our humble beginnings. With their help, we have achieved five decades of growth and each year we actively meet the needs of more animals on more fronts than any animal advocacy group of our kind. 

Priscilla Feral has been the president of Friends of Animals since 1987 and currently works out of FoA's International Headquarters in Darien, Connecticut.

Our experienced staff and consultants, including scientists, professional writers, attorneys, and community activists, actively address issues facing animals today and work together to create a diverse and viable agenda for positive change.  



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National Headquarters
777 Post Road Suite 205
Darien, CT 06820
Phone: 203-656-1522
Fax: 203-656-0267
New York Office
1841 Broadway Suite 350
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212-247-8120
Western Office
Wildlife Law Program
PO Box 102041
Denver, CO 80250


Board of Directors: 


Priscilla Feral, President

Sally Malanga, Secretary/Treasurer

Carol Fleischmann, Chairperson

Cody Donahue, Director

Bray Creech, Director


Key Staff:

Priscilla Feral, President
Dianne Forthman, VP Administration
Bob Orabona, Director of Operations
Edita Birnkrant, New York Director


Financial Information  

Friends of Animals, Inc. 

Federal ID # (EIN): 13-6018549

Financial Statement fy 2014

IRS 990 fy 2014



Equal Employment Opportunity 


Friends of Animals is committed to
equal employment opportunity.