FAMILY FOREVER ANIMAL FOUNDATION MISSION: Family Forever Animal Foundation is a non profit organization specializing in keeping cherished pets with the families that love them. Through education, financial support, veterinary care, food & supplies and spay/neuter resources, Family Forever strives to help residents of Central Florida provide safe, loving and healthy home environments for their animals. Through these efforts, we hope to decrease the number of animals surrendered to shelters and/or euthanized.
Family Forever Animal Foundation was founded in 2013 by dedicated animal lovers and rescuers in Central Florida. After years of volunteering at a local no-kill shelter and rescuing cats and dogs independently, the group realized that people were surrendering animals for problems that could be fixed- and that the animals could remain members of their families with a little bit of help! Stephanie. April, Stefanie and Jessi decided to put their years of animal experience to good use and to intervene when families are having issues keeping their companion animals at home.
Jessi Van Pelt focuses on FFAF’s fundraising and donor correspondence. She currently works at the Mustard Seed of Central Florida and serves as the Executive Director of the Vegetarians of Central Florida. She is an artists and a photographer and the mom of a much loved rescued dog and cats.
April Tubbs is FFAF's event guru and general jack-of-all-trades. She began rescuing at a young age, bringing home any and all lost or abandoned plush animals before graduating to living pets in 2008. When not petting cats, she can usually be found working or in the yoga studio, however she has also been known to participate in dance productions requiring the wearing of many costumes and outrageous wigs. She is the proud pet parent of two of the best rescue kitties ever.
Family Forever Animal Foundation Founders