This week on All My Children Wear Fur Coats, we had the pleasure of speaking with Beth Soltysiak, Director of Development of Animal Friends of the Valleys (AVF).

Beth’s primary focus is to bring in funding for the nonprofit. Her sales, marketing, and fundraising background has allowed her to build a strong portfolio for the shelter.

Animal Friends of the Valleys is made up of people who are both animal experts and animal lovers! They want to be a resource for their community, helping their area become one of the best places in the country for pets and pet guardians alike.

As the nation’s largest sanctuary, Animal Friends of the Valleys aims to promote animal care through education and a humane, proactive animal services program. They provide adoption, animal control, spay/neuter, licensing services, and more. They look forward to the time when there will be no more homeless pets.

“AFV’s vision is to be recognized as the leading shelter by providing a safe haven for all animals while becoming a full-service animal care facility that offers quality and affordable care. Through community education and involvement, AFV will reach our vision to end pet overpopulation and find a home for every adoptable pet in our shelter.” – Beth.

The story of the Animal Friends of the Valleys shows the compassionate approach of the organization. Through their dedication to education and the implementation of humane animal services, they strive to prevent the suffering of animals and address the issue of pet overpopulation in the communities they serve.

Learn more about the Animal Friends of the Valleys.

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