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Animal Friends Rescue Project


AFRP is dedicated to finding good, permanent homes for stray, abandoned, injured and abused companion animals and to ending the pet overpopulation crisis through innovative, effective spay/neuter programs.

The Big Idea

Animal Friends Rescue Project (AFRP) has been dedicated to helping the most at-risk shelter animals for the last 20 years. Local shelters are overwhelmed with stray animals, but even when an animal comes in with major medical issues, AFRP feels that it should not be a death sentence due to a lack of resources. Each animal deserves a second chance to recover and find a new loving home. They provide care for animals needing extensive surgeries to repair broken bones or requiring treatment for illnesses and age-related conditions, giving them a new lease on life.

Just wanted to let you know how happy we are with Scarlet. We adopted her back in November and she was such a shy and timid dog. Slowly but surely, Scarlet has gained confidence and is a completely different dog from when we got her. She’s playful, energetic and loves to go to the beach. Most of all she is the biggest sweetheart! We love her so much and she truly makes our family complete.

- Sarah Rodriguez

We’re In This Together.

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.