The vision for ACT has been brewing in the minds of the Animal Compassion Team founders for many years. The paths we have walked have prepared us and tested our determination through hard work, buckets of tears, mountains of fecal matter (a favorite topic of discussion amongst animal rescuers), and more than our fair share of discouragement and heartbreak. Having said that, why would we choose to dive in deeper? For the love of the animals we serve. It is just that simple. Dogs, cats, and other wonderful animals are dying in huge numbers daily. We hope to help change that. In August of 2009 we became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with the state of California and the Federal Government. It was, and continues to be, a huge leap of faith for all of us who already feel overwhelmed by the work we are doing but we believe this is the time, and this is what we have all been preparing for. One life saved makes all the effort and emotional investment worthwhile. This is going to be an exciting journey and we hope to post MANY happy endings, beginning with the story of Eyelean, our one-eyed, tilted-headed poster child. New animals arrive daily...stay tuned...we have only just begun!
Our Mission Statement:
To provide a safe haven for domestic animals, regardless of breed or species, through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. To advocate for the humane treatment of animals and promote the human-animal bond. To educate the public about the importance of kindness, compassion, and responsible pet ownership which will emphasize spaying and neutering. To cooperate and work with other animal rescues and shelters towards the goal of becoming a no-kill nation.
- ACT operates out of foster homes and currently has over eighty different foster families.
- ACT doesn’t have any paid employees - we are made up entirely of dedicated volunteers.
- ACT has adopted out over 3,000 animals in the past 3 years.
- Our dog adoptions come with a 4 week training class for $25.00. We believe in healthy minds and bodies.
- ACT has started a TNR program that has trapped, fixed, and released over 200 feral cats in the community! We will be embarking on a new phase of TNR soon, thanks to generous donations. This will make a huge difference in the number of unwanted and feral kittens in trouble in the next "cat season."
- Spay & neuter is what will make the difference in pet overpopulation in our community, and ACT is continuously looking for programs and writing grants to continue this work in our community. If you need help getting your pets spayed & neutered, check out our spay & neuter page for information!
Where to Find Us:
- Sofia Adoption Center and Training Facility: 2789 S Orange Ave, Fresno, CA 93725 Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm, weekdays by appointment call us at 299-6364.
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We cannot do this without YOU!!! Thank you for your support!!!!