Friends of Upland Animal Shelter is a local non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit and charitable organization (Tax ID#46-2546783) dedicated to saving shelter pets at Upland Animal Shelter and in the Inland Empire region. We operate the Upland Animal Shelter on behalf of the City of Upland and are responsible for sheltering and finding homes for every animal that is available for adoption.
Friends cares for approximately 2,500 animals who arrive at the shelter each year. We also transfer in more than 500 at-risk animals from regional shelters. Over 90% of all animals are adopted, transferred to other rescues, or returned to their owners. Only extremely sick or injured animals who cannot be successfully treated, or extremely aggressive animals who cannot be rehabilitated, are considered for euthanasia. At over 90%, Upland is considered a “no kill” community. To achieve this, Friends operates four main programs:
Friends provides these vital service FREE of charge to the City while also maintaining low-cost adoption fees for the community. Instead, Friends relies on monetary donations and donations of supplies to offset our costs. Donations support all aspects of running the shelter, including routine, advanced, and emergency veterinary care, food, medicine, supplies, staffing and shelter administration. We also operate 2nd Chance Thrift Shop at 972 W. 9th Street in Upland to help offset the cost of operating the shelter and gladly accept donations. We invite you to get involved. Together we can save them all!