From taking a walk downtown to hiking on one of this communities many trails you are bound to run into a Sitkan with a dog. One of the Sitka Legacy Foundation’s 2022 grant awardees was the Friends of Sitka Animal Shelter, a nonprofit that aims to improve the lives and well-being of animals that live at the Sitka Animal Shelter while they await their forever home. This new non-profit provides community engagement, outreach, and education to the pet owners of Sitka.
The grant funding received by the Friends of Sitka Animal Shelter will be used to increase shelter visits, adoptions, and prepare and support potential animal adopters. Kits will also be created that go home with new adopters including food, treats, and toys. The organization has already hosted events including a Pizza for Paws fundraising event at a local pizza restaurant.
If you are interested in getting more information on adopting an animal visit https://www.sitkaanimalfriends.org/