FADA (Animals’ Friends Foundation) is an animal shelter that rescues cats and dogs from the streets in order to feed them and take care of them. “We pick up abandoned animals from the streets, sometimes people bring them here, we take care of them and find a home for them,” said Silvia Cassinelli, coordinator of the foundation.
FADA seeks to raise people’s awareness about respect and care for animals; campaigns of education and sterilization have been done to avoid animal overpopulation.
“There is a $34 ticket people have to pay if they don’t clean their pets’ feces and a $51 ticket for the owners of aggressive dogs if they don’t put muzzles and collars on them,” affirmed Casinelli, who also added that many people are not aware about these sanctions.
“FADA’s main objective is to conscious people about animal rights, and promote respect for animals’ life. Animals are LIVING BEINGS; they have physical and emotional needs, that’s why humans must respect them in order to coexist in this world,” says a statement published in FADA’s web site.
FADA has become an active foundation thanks to animal lovers who always volunteer and also because of the money, medicine and resource contributions that companies and organizations donate for the shelter.
For donations, adoptions and more information, visit FADA Ecuador.