Friends For Life Animal Haven
P.O. Box 7
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(614) 837-6260
fflah@hotmail.com
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Amazon Smile now supported on Android -- Tuesday September 24th, 2019

Android users can now support Friends for Life using AmazonSmile when shopping through the Amazon app.

1. Make sure you have the latest version.

2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.

3. Follow the in-App instructions to complete the process.




Art at the Wagnalls -- Wednesday September 11th, 2019

Friends for Life attended Art at the Wagnalls on August 10, 2019. There were plenty of artists on hand selling their art, food, and great music. We met up with several people who had adopted from us recently and some who adopted many years ago from Friends for Life. Thank you Phyllis and Mary Lou for representing FFLAH.




Labor Day 2019 -- Monday September 9th, 2019

Thanks to all our volunteers for making Labor Day in Canal Winchester a great weekend.




Thanks to our Festival of Friends sponsors -- Sunday August 11th, 2019

A huge thanks to our major sponsors for contribution to our 2019 Festival of Friends.




Grove City Adopt-A-Thon -- Saturday May 25th, 2019

We would like to thank Cuthber Greenhouse in Groveport for donating the planter that was raffled off at the Petsmart Adopt-A-Thon on Saturday, May 18. And congratulations to Chris Koch for winning the raffle.




Raffle for Reds tickets -- Tuesday April 30th, 2019

Please send us an email to purchase raffle tickets.




Trent Update -- Friday April 26th, 2019

Trent is now 6 weeks old and weighs in at 1 lb and 1.3 ounces. He is still having his bottle but is starting to switch to dry food and Fancy Feast. This little guy has also found out that playing and having fun is what kitten life is all about. He loves the people in his life and receives bunches of attention from everyone in the family. It may be close to time to re-introduce him to his siblings and mother.




2019 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner -- Monday April 8th, 2019

We would like to give a big thanks to our sponsors The Insurance Circle and Mike Coolman for our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. We had a nice turn out of volunteers at our first drop-in luncheon, and the food was definitely yummy. It's always nice to get together with the people who make it happen.




Trent -- Thursday April 4th, 2019

Trent is now 3 weeks old. He had a rough start with Mom (under a year old) having trouble delivering six kittens. A trip to the ER in the middle of the night was needed to save them all. After a few days, Trent's mom separated him from the rest of the litter, and it was clear she was not going to take care of him. His foster mom stepped in to save him by bottle feeding. He has since been doing well, eating every 3 hours, sleeping in his private little apartment, weighing in, and practicing his balancing skills by walking many times a day. He is happy, purrs all the time, loves people, and is happy to be alive. When you are a bottle baby and your mom abandons you, it can be a tough road. But we are optimistic that this little guy will grow up and will be looking for his furever home in about 3 months.

A big thank you as well to all the bottle baby mothers out there. You are a unique and very special group of people. heart




2019 Spayghetti Dinner -- Tuesday April 2nd, 2019

We would like to thank the Canal Winchester Meijer store for their sponsorship of our spay-ghetti dinner on March 23rd, 2019. The turnout was great, and we received many comments regarding how good the food from Meijer was. We are so appreciative of the support from Meijer. Their support makes it possible to spay/neuter and care for more animals in our community and helps support our mission statement of "no more homeless pets".




February Deal -- Sunday February 10th, 2019

February is the month of love, candy, flowers, and valentines. It is also a great month to add a new furry family member. We have many wonderful and loving kitties who are "Looking for Love" and their furever home this month. Come see us at PetValu on February 16 from 1-4 PM at the Canal Winchester Store at 6334 Gender Road in the Waterloo Crossing Mall. During the month of February we will be reducing our adoption fee to $50. All kitties are spayed, neutered, and vaccinated. What a fantastic way to celebrate the month of love by adopting a rescue kitty. heart




Bring 'em in! -- Wednesday January 30th, 2019

If you see a pet outside in this frigid weather and can't get their owner to bring them in, you can call your local animal shelter.

  • Franklin County - (614) 525-3400
  • Delaware County - (740) 368-1915
  • Fairfield County - (740) 653-4582
  • Licking County - (740) 349-6562
  • Madison County - (740) 852-2972
  • Pickaway County - (740) 474-3741
  • Union and Logan County - (937) 642-6716
  • Cleveland APL Humane Agents - (216) 377-1630
  • Cuyahoga County - (216) 525-7877
  • Knox County - (740) 393-6713
  • Montgomery County - (937) 898-4457
  • Marion County - (740) 386-6150
  • Morrow County - (419) 946-1747
  • Hocking County - (740) 385-2319
  • Guernsey County - (740) 432-2219



Have you seen this Sheltie? -- Tuesday January 1st, 2019

Have you seen this Sheltie? He's been missing since 12/3 and was last seen 12/21 on Wilson Road heading towards Lancaster. If you have any information or have seen him, please call (614) 581-2903.




A huge thanks! -- Saturday December 15th, 2018

We would like to send a huge thank you to Daniel Hiser and Jason Schmitz who are juniors at Canal Winchester High School. For a community service project they collected supplies from our community such as animal beds, food, bedding, toys, collars, leashes, clothing, and paper towels. They also made a cash donation to the group and gave us a gift card for Petsmart that will definitely be put to good use. These young men are absolutely amazing. The foster critters and foster parents thank you from the bottom, top, and middle of our hearts. heart We also want to send a thank you to Cathy Hood for helping the boys coordinate the supply drive. You must be so proud of these awesome boys.




Have you seen Peaches? -- Tuesday December 4th, 2018

She is very shy and indoor only. She has a white mouth and a few white spots on her chest. If found, please call (843) 957-3286.




2018 Hat & Mitten Drive -- Monday November 19th, 2018




Chili in the Village 2018 -- Saturday November 10th, 2018




Columbus Blue Jackets Pucks and Paws Night -- Sunday November 4th, 2018




Help those affected by Florence -- Tuesday September 18th, 2018




Labor Day Festival -- Wednesday September 12th, 2018

Many thanks to the Friends for Life volunteers who came out to set up, work, and tear down our booth this year for the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival. We would like to also yell out a huge thanks to all the people who came out and supported us over the weekend. The festival had a great turnout and we were grateful we could be there to share our mission of NO MORE HOMELESS PETS. Thank you Canal Winchester and Central Ohio.




Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival -- Wednesday August 29th, 2018

Come see us at the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival. We'll be located close to the main stage.




Update on Sailor the horse -- Sunday August 26th, 2018

Sailor, an 18 year old Percheron standard bred cross gelding, went to his new home on July 6 with his new parents Susan and Scott Fisher. He is retiring from Slate Run Historical Farm after working at the farm for the last 10 years. Sailor has an arthritic shoulder, so he is retiring to his new home in Delaware where he can relax in the fields with the other horses and maybe pull some carts on the Fisher farm. Sailor's adoption was a cooperative effort between Friends for Life Animal Haven and the Metro Parks to find Sailor his forever home. For more information, see this article from the Columbus Messenger.




Polly -- Monday August 20th, 2018

Polly came to Friends for Life last week from some kind people who found her on their property in the country. We are not sure if she was dumped or was able to find her way to their home. She has a severe upper respiratory infection, both eyes are infected, and she is small for her age. She is on antibiotics and eye meds and is being served yummy healthy food all day. She may be small, but she is a fighter with lots of cattitude. She likes to snuggle and sit on your shoulder and even on your head. Stay tuned for updates on Polly as she continues her journey to good health and as she gets ready for adoption.




Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival -- Monday July 23rd, 2018




Earl Gray update -- Friday July 20th, 2018

Little Earl Gray continues to grow into a handsome little guy. He is super sweet, playful, and very well adjusted with living with dogs, cats, other kittens, and kids. And he makes that sweater look good too. If you would like give Earl Gray his furever home, fill out an adoption application.