Animal Friends Alliance

Animal Friends Alliance, formed from the merger between Animal House Rescue & Grooming and Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay Neuter Clinic, has a vision that all companion animals experience a healthy home where they are wanted, cared for, and loved.

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Megan Streetman, Director of Philanthropy
Start Date: 2019

Megan moved to Colorado from Louisiana in May 2013. She attended FCCRSNC's birthday party in June of that year and immediately signed up to volunteer. After volunteering for a few months, Megan was offered a staff position at the cat rescue in October 2013, which she happily accepted. Since April 2014, Megan has held multiple positions in the operations department, including Shelter Manager, Clinic Manager and Client Care Manager. In June 2016 she left Operations to join the Development team as Grants Manager, and was promoted to Director of Philanthropy in September 2019.

Mariah McCulley, Director of Operations
Start Date: 2017

Mariah has had a lifelong passion for animal welfare. Her first professional experience was gained through pet grooming before earning a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Colorado State University. Mariah joined the shelter staff at FCCRSNC in 2011, then transitioned to the clinic as Client Service Representative. She has played an active role in assisting and educating the public during surgery and vaccine clinic days and was promoted to Clinic Manager in April 2014. For a change of pace, Mariah returned to the shelter in October 2015 to be Shelter Manager, moved to the new position of Adoptions Program Manager in March 2016, and was promoted to Director of Operations in November 2017. When she is not at work helping animals and expanding the knowledge of pet owners, she loves to snowboard or spend time at home with her kitties.

Sarah Swanty, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2006

Sarah has had a lifelong passion for helping animals and began working in a veterinary clinic at the age of 17 with plans to become a veterinarian. While pursuing the veterinary track at Colorado State University (B.S. in Zoology) and gaining experience through her work in veterinary clinics, she began volunteering for a local animal sanctuary and found her true passion to be in animal welfare. In June of 2006 she co-founded FCCRSNC. Sarah submerged herself in the animal welfare world and has grown into running a successful, community-supported nonprofit organization. She became a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator through SAWA in 2013.
In ten short years Sarah has turned FCCRSNC into a highly effective animal welfare organization with 35 employees and a million and a half dollar annual operating budget that has adopted out over 11,000 cats and altered over 41,000 dogs and cats.

Gloria Matsushita, Chief Veterinarian
Start Date: 2019

Gloria was hired as the first Staff Veterinarian for FCCRSNC in June 2009. Gloria graduated from Colorado State University with her DVM in 2008 after being admitted early with only three years of undergraduate schooling. She began volunteering in our clinic in 2009 to gain more experience with anesthesia and surgeries. Her amazing ability to learn quickly and her friendly nature are what led Sarah to offer her the job as Staff Veterinarian. Before working at FCCRSNC, Gloria gained much clinical experience by working as a veterinary technician at a local veterinary hospital for a year. She had developed a love for shelter medicine while in high school where she spent her junior and senior years volunteering for her local animal shelter. She attends continuing education training as much as possible and spends a fair amount of time researching issues in shelter medicine.


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