The purpose of the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation (FACF) is to raise funds to support and expand the animal care services at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. They seek health, comfort, freedom from fear, and a loving guardian for companion animals. Founded in February of 1999 by three very determined animal lovers, the mission of the Foundation has remained focused on raising funds and training volunteers to support existing, expanded and new programs for the homeless animals in our community. Their fundraising efforts raise community awareness and give the community a tax-deductible avenue to improve the lives of the shelter animals. FACF supports many programs at the Iowa City Animal Center including, but not limited to: Paws to Train Program, Foster Program, Barn Cat Program, Humane Education, Mobile Adoptions, Medical/JDPC Emergency Fund, Microchip Program, and Life Enhancements.