A B O U T  U S



FAST Friends of Hall County Animal Shelter, Inc is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization of concerned citizens dedicated to improving the welfare of Shelter animals and the quality of life for pets and people in Hall and surrounding counties through financial, educational, and service initiatives that support the goals and functions of the Hall County Animal Shelter.


Financial Initiatives


The Organization’s financial initiatives shall be for the purpose of providing funds for equipment, special services and other needs not covered by the County budget. They may include, but are not limited to, personal contributions, fund raising events or campaigns and grant funding.


Educational Principles


The Organization’s educational initiatives shall be focused on increasing the public’s understanding of and commitment to responsible pet ownership and the proper care and handling of pets, thereby reducing the pet over-population problem, pet-caused injuries to people, and incidents of cruelty to animals. They may include, but are not limited to, publication of educational materials, presentations to local organizations and schools, and special events benefiting Shelter animals, people and their pets.



Service Principles


The Organization’s service initiatives shall support reuniting lost pets with their owners, helping to find homes for adoptable stray and abandoned animals, and promoting the advantages of spayed and neutered pets. They may include, but are not limited to, providing information and publicity about the animals in the Shelter through web sites, newspaper, or other means; conducting local adoption events and transporting animals to or from other locations to increase their chances of adoption; fostering animals; and assisting with periodic clinics that provide low-cost services to residents of Hall and surrounding counties.  The organization shall also assist the Shelter in the care and humane treatment of all animals brought to the shelter.


Guiding Principles


The Organization’s guiding principles shall be to do all for the benefit of Shelter animals, people, and their pets with no benefit accruing to any participant; to operate in the most efficient, cost-effective manner, adhering to non-profit best practices and standards of excellence; and to do all with simplicity, transparency, and the spirit of charitable service.