Our Impact

Hello! — We are the Friends behind the Animals.

The Santa Monica Animal Shelter staff does a great job of caring for animals and preparing them for adoption. In turn, FOSMAS members work hard to support the Shelter staff and the animals they care for, by creating projects, programs, and events that spread awareness, generate community, and fund crucial services for animal care.

We are a new organization, but thanks to our wonderful board members and incredible volunteers, our first operating year has been off to a great start!

So far we have lead two amazing events, one celebrating Pride earlier this summer, and just recently we adopted out 42 animals for our annual ‘Clear the Shelters’ event held on August 19th.

As amazing as these successes have been, we are just getting started. Stay tuned to our Instagram feed below or head over to our Events page to see how you can join in on the fun!