Stop Trading Animals, Respect every soul
If you could switch sides with them for a day, what would you think of us (humans) ?
Volunteering is about sharing and caring for something you believe in.cited from an AFJ Volunteer
It is not measured by money or publicity but by your sincerity and willingness to act.
Only 10 percent of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these "excess" animals killed annually.~ Be a responsible owner ~
A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood - Rachel CarsonYou have to start from something small to grow bigger
It all began with the individual works and awareness of six individuals living in Yogyakarta who were working to better the plight
of animals in their community. In early 2010, they got together and decided that joining forces would be more effective in educating the community,
and formed a small group they called 'Animal Friends Jogja [AFJ]'.
AFJ is now still a non-profit organization based in Yogyakarta that is commited to improving the welfare of the animals in the community through proactive
campaigns, rescues, , networking with related organizations and communities, and promoting grassroots activism.
We endeavor to relieve suffering and overpopulation by providing medical care, spay and neuter (sterilization), fostering / adoption
for stray-neglected-abused companion animals, and by educating children and adults in animal welfare & nature conservation.
We are simply friends who share similar views on treating non human animals with the respect and compassion they so rightly deserve. Including the right to live free from unnecessary suffering and exploitation. We are simply friends who support sustainable living in balance and with respect of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural cycles and ecology. We are simply friends who are small in number and resources but always take these challenges on with a lot of heart. We rely only on the kind efforts of our volunteers and individual contributions and that's why we need you, friends of the animals!