Letter From Founder/CEO

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Dear Fuzzy Friends,

Thank you for visiting our website. Your care and concern for animals mean a lot, and your support is greatly appreciated.

I was only eight years old when I saw a young, Jindo-mix puppy at a marketplace in South Korea who was being transported in the back of a motorcycle to be slaughtered for someone’s dinner. When the motorcycle driver approached me to ask my mother to purchase this puppy at top price, my mother had grabbed my hand and pulled me away. But the profound helplessness and sadness I experienced from not being able to save this puppy instilled in me a mission to change the world by saving other animals, voiceless creatures, like this Jindo-mix puppy.

In college at UC Berkeley, I vowed to use every opportunity to help animals. I became a vegetarian. I volunteered at local animal shelters, often rescuing stray cats and dogs from dangerous parts of Oakland. I also learned about the harsh reality of the animal overpopulation crisis: there are simply too many animals and not enough worthy adoptive homes for them. Shelter workers everywhere consequently have no choice but to euthanize many sick, injured, dying, and unwanted animals.

Upon college graduation, I was determined to dissolve animal overpopulation. I established The Fuzzy Pet Foundation – (TFPF) in 2005 to implement effective spay/neuter and rescue programs; and to educate the general public about animal homelessness and responsible guardianship of cats and dogs.

To date, we have provided more than 6,000 FREE spay/neuter surgeries throughout Southern California. We have rescued, rehabilitated, and re-homed more than 2,000 cats and dogs. And we will always stay true to our driving mission which is to FIX animal homelessness at its source.

Please join us in bringing about a day when every cat and dog born has a nurturing, responsible, and lifelong home – a day when animal overpopulation is nonexistent.

For the Animals,

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Sheila Choi
Founder and CEO