Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter helps homeless animals. Each year more than 5,000 animals including cats, dogs, small mammals and reptiles come to the county shelter. The shelter accepts every animal but can’t do it alone. With donor and volunteer support, Friends provides medical care, behavioral training and supplies that help fill the gap and save lives. Friends is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is not a part of Fairfax County government.