Hot Cars Kill Animals

Leaving your pet unattended in a hot car can kill him.

It is illegal in most areas too.

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That’s What Friends Are For, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non profit organization, that brings together caring and compassionate people in a network that is helping to fund animal rescue efforts in the CSRA. 

  We are dedicated to raising funds for animal rescue work, including spay and neuter of dogs and cats and so much more.  We believe that together we can make a huge difference in the pet overpopulation crisis that currently results in so many abandoned, neglected, abused and euthanized dogs and cats.  

We promote adoptions at many sights, throughout the CSRA, including Petsmart, Petco, Augusta Animal Services, our municipal shelter on Mack Lane.  The most important message we strive to convey, is the importance of spay/neuter, one of the components of responsible pet ownership.   It is the only way to reduce the increasing population of companion animals.  We always need more volunteers to expand our network, provide foster homes for animals in need, help with fundraising events and more.  

We hold many fundraising events throughout the year like our annual charity golf tournament and auction in the spring, a rummage sale in the fall, a Santa Paws Photo Shoot in November, and always seek more ideas for fundraising. 

We were recognized by the IRS as a 501c3, not for profit organization in 2009, in the state of Georgia.  Contributions are fully deductible to the extent of the law.  Every dollar goes directly towards helping the animals.  We accept tax deductible donations any day of the year and encourage monthly donations

Our Spay/Neuter Program enables many families, who would otherwise be unable to do so for financial reasons, have their pets sterilized.  This program keeps pets in homes that would otherwise be surrendered to shelters.  Our spay/neuter program is also provided for stray animals.  Consequently, this reduces the number of unwanted animals that enter our already over burdened and over-populated shelters.  Through our program, hundreds of animals are spayed/neutered each year, which greatly reduces the number of animals being born, and thus the number being abandoned and destroyed.   

We encourage the conversation about Estate Planning. Children are ideally supposed to outlive their parents.  This dynamic is reversed in the situation of pet and pet owner.  Pet owners, in their lifetime, generally own and bond with several companion animals.  It is responsible to draft wills in cases where children are involved, but what if pet owner were to die or become incapacitated?  Veterinarians can advise clients that there are ways to deal with the situation of not surviving their animals.  We recommend that you consider talking to your veterinarian and an attorney to plan for the future care of your family and your ‘extended family’ in such eventuality.

We would greatly appreciate memorial gifts given in honor of a loved person or pet that has passed away, to help other pets in need of a second chance at life.


 -- Many cats spayed and neutered!!! Thank you TWFAF! I don't know what we would do without you! -- Ashley S.

 -- Tesha B

Success Stories

"These noble animals - so different from us in so many ways, so much like us in others - are the closest link with the instinctual selves we have left behind.  When we look into their trusting eyes we see both our strengths and our weaknesses perfectly mirrored back at us.  There are endless lessons to be learned there, if we are willing and courageous enough to go seeking them."   ~Unknown~

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