The National Foundation for Animal Rescue (NFFAR) is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization
based in northern New Jersey.
Our purpose is to reduce the animal population explosion by ethical and humane means. We provide medical assistance, foster homes, and adoption services to previously lost, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals in the New Jersey/New York metro area as well as assisting animals and people in other states.
We have a TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) program for feral cats that is productive and effective. NFFAR also provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs, as well as low-cost micro-chipping. We assist people who are in a financial crisis with their pet's medical expenses (evaluated on a case-by-case basis), and with food and supplies that would otherwise be cost-prohibitive.
NFFAR also conducts tactical animal rescue operations. With our founder's law enforcement background and our Director of Field Operations' fire service background, Jessica and Jeff provide vital services for animals in emergency situations.
Almost all of the animals we rescue require immediate medical attention. All of our rescued animals are evaluated for temperament, examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered (age-appropriate) and receive monthly parasite preventative.
NFFAR provides rescued animals with loving foster homes, many of which have children, other cats, dogs etc. Our potentially adoptable cats and dogs are exposed to a variety of different environments which helps them with socialization and the ability to handle transitions to new environments. We look for adopters who will make an informed thoughtful decision and understand that pets should be family members. Our hope is that these animals never have to experience being unloved again.
To date NFFAR has placed over 500 pets into their forever homes and has Trap-Neutered-Returned over 1,000 feral cats.
The National Foundation for Animal Rescue was established as a non-profit New Jersey Corporation in 2003.
In 2004 NFFAR was federally recognized by the IRS as a 501c(3) charitable organization.