Southeast Alaska Organization for Animals (SOFA) is an animal welfare and rescue organization based in Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska, with a mission to serve communities throughout Southeast Alaska by providing animal rescue and adoption services, affordable vaccination and sterilization clinics, and supporting official and unofficial local groups with rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

SOFA works to be a positive, effective force for communities throughout Southeast Alaska.  SOFA was founded in the State of Alaska in December 2012 and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Although we are young and relatively small, we operate with faith that the communities that we serve will support our efforts and that the lasting effects of our targeted programs will have a beneficial effect on the pet population of the entire Southeast Alaska region.
If you are interested in being part of a group that is passionate about animal welfare and rescue, here are a few ways that you can help:  

We are always in need of donations including food, new and gently used pet supplies, monetary donations, or volunteer time.  Our needs list is always growing!  Check the current list on our "Needed Items" page. 

We also need families to assist us as foster homes.  SOFA does not operate a shelter facility, but we actively rescue and adopt pets in need throughout Southeast Alaska.  To do this we need loving families to provide a temporary home both before pets are available for adoption (sometimes it takes up to a few weeks to make sure that a pet is healthy, spayed/neutered, and ready to go to a permanent home) and/or while they are waiting to be adopted (which may be a short or long wait, depending on differing circumstances).  

Last, but certainly not least, we need your help finding responsible and loving forever homes for pets.  Help us spread the word about the advantages of adoption and the amazing pets that are available through SOFA!

For more information on how you can help, check out our "How can I help" page.

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We hope we have inspired you in some small way!