" The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged
by the way its animals are treated. "

– Mahatma Gandhi –

" Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends. "

– George Bernard Shaw –

" I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. "

– Winston Churchill –

" Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "

– Anatole France –

" A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. "

– Josh Billings –

" If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man. "

– Mark Twain –

" You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. "

– Sir Paul McCartney –

" Animals don't hate, and we're supposed to be better than them. "

– Elvis Presley –

" I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. "

– Ellen DeGeneres –

" To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. "

– Mahatma Ghandi –

" If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian. "

– Linda McCartney –

" The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest. "

– Martin Luther –

" I have studied many philosophers and many cats.
The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior. "

– Hippolyte Taine –

" May all that have life be delivered from suffering "

– Gautama Buddha –

" People who really appreciated animals always asked their names. "

– Lilian Jackson Braun, –

" I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights.
That is the way of a whole human being. "

– Abraham Lincoln –

" The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men. "

– Leonardo Da Vinci –

" Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned to live well with others. "

– Cesar Chavez –

" Compassion and Gratitude are the foundation of a happy life. "

– Bobby Fernando –

Save a Life

3 to 4 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes.
Homeless animals outnumber homeless people 5 to 1.
Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.

A life is A life, No Matter How Small

Animal Slavery

If you could switch sides with them for a day, what would you think of us (humans) ?

Stop Trading Animals, Respect every soul


Volunteering is about sharing and caring for something you believe in.
It is not measured by money or publicity but by your sincerity and willingness to act.

cited from an AFJ Volunteer

Population Control

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 Carson

You have to start from something small to grow bigger

A little story about us ..

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 education, advocacy, 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!

These buddies are waiting for a new family. Could it be you ?

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Scott Tea

Male - Neutered

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Female - Spayed

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Jack Sparrow

Male - Neutered

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Female - Spayed

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Male - Neutered

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Male - Neutered

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Female - Spayed

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Male - Neutered

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Female - Spayed

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Male - Neutered

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