Furever Friends of Albany
Spay and Neuter Clinic
Located in Albany, Kentucky, Furever Friends was formed by like minded individuals who had a desire to improve the welfare
of domestic animals in our community. The clinic was created to address an abundance of unwanted pets in our local shelter and provide resources to promote responsible pet ownership.
The mission of Furever Friends Spay and Neuter Clinic is to improve the health and welfare of owned and community pets while providing education and resources in rural, south central Kentucky.
Furever Friends of Albany has been offering reduced cost Veterinary Services for the South Central Kentucky area since 2017. Our primary focus is Spay and Neuter services, but we also provide vaccinations, preventative medications and well-pet health check ups. We care primarily for owned cats and dogs, but we also work with our local shelter to provide services for adopted or adoptable animals. Another growing focus of our program is assistance with Community Cat programs. Our local Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program is greatly reducing the numbers of unowned cats in our community.
Our dedicated and caring team of volunteers offer a vast array of experience and expertise — making us one of the only clinics of our kind in the area. We look forward to welcoming your pet to our family.
FURever Friends Humane Campaign
Be a Furever Friend! Join our Humane Campaign!
You can make a difference with a one time or a recurring monthly contribution.
Furever Friends is launching a campaign to assist in expanding our outreach and the impact of our services. Your entire contribution will help provide:
Reduced cost spay/neuter services for low income applicants
Life saving pet vaccinations and medications
Accessibility to pet micro chipping to reduce the incidence of lost pets
Community education and outreach programs
A community pet supply pantry
Pet transportation in partnership with Tri-County Animal Shelter in Albany, KY
Facility Maintenance and equipment purchases
FFHC members will receive quarterly updates and special event invitations.
Meet our Veterinarian and Board of Directors
Dr. Marie Gagnon, DVM
Dr. Marie Gagnon, DVM is from Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. She received a general sciences degree from the CEGEP de Sherbrooke, in 1987. In 1993, she graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Universite de Montreal. She then completed an internship at the Pittsburgh Zoo. In 1994, she relocated to Louisville, where she bought an existing veterinary hospital and practiced small animal medicine for 20 + years.
After selling her small animal practice, Dr. Gagnon has been working at multiple shelters and spay/neuter clinics all around Kentucky and Indiana. She has served in the capacity of Lead Veterinarian with Furever Friends since 2018.
Dr. Gagnon has multiple cats, dogs, a horse and 2 donkeys. She recently became a grandmother for the first time and enjoys spending time with her daughter Alexandra and grand-daughter Adalyn Marie.
Charlotte has been a Board Member of Furever Friends since the organization's inception. In 2018, she assumed the role of President and has been a driving force behind the success of the organization. She has always been an incredible animal advocate and has been instrumental in the development of a Trap, Neuter, Return program in our community. Additionally, Charlotte has a vested interest in community education for our youth. Charlotte resides in Albany, KY with husband Curtis, daughter Mary Grace and their rescued pets.
Arica has been passionate about animal rescue for many years. She began volunteering with a local group in 2012 when she realized there were so many animals in our local shelters that needed homes. Realizing that pet over population was a major contributor to the homeless pet population, she was a founding member of the clinic in 2016.
Arica lives and works in Albany, where she is a Pharmacist and enjoys hanging out with her rescue animals and doing her part to improve animal welfare in our area.
Anne moved from Lexington in 2015 to Piney woods and retirement in the country. Drafted in 2017 as the Secretary/Treasurer of Furever Friends, she also does the scheduling for the clinics. Anne has always lived with cats and shares her home with husband Thomas and their 16 year old feline Felix.
"Helping to alter our local cats and dogs is a passion of mine and a true labor of love!"
Community Outreach and Grants
Janie is a founding member of Furever Friends. She has worked very hard to secure grant funding and donations to ensure the sustainability of the clinic. The mission of the clinic has always been very important to Janie. She and husband Al own Clinton County News and Gibson Printing in Albany, KY. She enjoys spending time with family, especially her granddaughters and Boxer fur babies.
Tri County Animal Shelter Rescue Coordinator
Jamie started wearing animal welfare hats for our community beginning early 2016.
As a volunteer with a local rescue organization, she posted adoptable animals online, worked adoption events and provided hands on care as a foster. By May 2017, she joined the volunteer team with Furever Friends Spay and Neuter Clinic. In 2018, Jamie was awarded our Volunteer of the Year. In 2020, Jamie was invited to join our Board of Directors.
Jamie is most known for her efforts as Rescue Coordinator at Tri-County Animal Shelter in Albany, KY. Being the voice for the voiceless is something she has always been passionate about.
"Helping Make a Difference, One Animal at a Time"
Marketing and Community Outreach
Erika moved to Albany in 2016. She has been a volunteer at the clinic since 2018, and joined the board in 2020. She grew up in a house filled with people and pets, and currently has 2 kids, 3 dogs and 3 cats. She loves helping animals and enjoys getting to meet the pet parents who visit the clinic.
Kathy joined Furever Friends in 2017 as a volunteer. She is passionate about reducing the numbers of homeless animals so that more animals can find homes and lead a safe and healthy life. In 2019, Kathy was awarded Volunteer of the Year and in 2020 became a member of our Board of Directors. Kathy resides in Albany, KY.
What Our Clients Say
This clinic provides excellent service. I am glad they are here to help the animals.
I'm glad I found this service close to home. The prices are great too.
I live on a fixed income. I am grateful for the volunteers that make this clinic a reality.
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