Seth Sachson, President
Georgeann Waggaman, Chair
Krista Eddy, CPA, Treasurer

Bland Nesbit,

  Founding Secretary

Chad Clark

Gesine Crandall,
   Founding Treasurer
Scott Dolginow, DVM

Pierre Follari

Adam Goldsmith

Melanie Griffith
Linda Koones

Aimée Oates
Mimi Teschner

Robert Wagner
Cheryl Wyly

Our Mission
Donate to the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter

Please note: Unfortunately we are unable to process donations through our web site at this time. If you would like to donate by credit card, please call our Friends' line at 970-544-9247. We can take your information over the phone. We are working on fixing it and are so sorry for the inconvenience!


Our new shelter opened in March, 2006. With this milestone achieved, the Aspen/Pitkin Animal Shelter Capital Campaign (ASCC) changed its name to Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter (FAAS) to reflect its transition from a capital campaign organization to one that promotes and provides for the welfare, care and health of animals. Through its leadership it will support the efforts of like-minded, community-based programs; educate the community on the care of animals; and sustain the excellence of the Cheryl and Sam Wyly Aspen/Pitkin County Animal Shelter.

Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter (FAAS) has dedicated our efforts to combating pet overpopulation and the consequences thereof. In the United States, pet overpopulation results in the unnecessary killing of millions of loving, adoptable dogs and cats every year.
The Aspen Animal Shelter, which serves The City of Aspen and Pitkin County, Colorado, is fortunate to have a nearly zero-percent euthanasia rate and has not killed an adoptable dog or cat in more than twenty years. In addition to supporting our city and county shelter, FAAS also targets surrounding areas with our rescue and spay/neuter programs. Our efforts reduce the number of animals euthanized in shelters that have no alternative but to kill due to overcrowding.

FAAS kicked off our aggressive spay/neuter and rescue campaign in 2007. Since then, our efforts have resulted in the sterilization of more than 16,000 dogs and cats. During that same period, the Aspen Animal Shelter, with our assistance, has rescued more than 4,000 dogs and cats in Aspen, Pitkin County and beyond.

We are also helping to address the spay/neuter and rescue needs of the Four Corners region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona as well as Ute and Navajo Indian reservation lands. The area, serviced by the Cortez Animal Shelter, had one of the highest euthanasia rates in Colorado. FAAS provides assistance to these areas by offering free spay/ neuter certificates to area residents, supporting spay/neuter clinics on reservation lands, rescuing stray dogs and assisting with the sterilization of feral cat colonies.

Our tag line is It's All About The Animals! Contributions can be mailed to us at Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 985, Aspen, Colorado 81612. We are a 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization. Our EIN is 84-1564816. Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.