About Us

adopted dog happy with his new homeFriends of Noah-WI was founded in 2009 with one goal in mind – to do everything we could so that no animal would ever have to be adopted again. We believe that every animal deserves a loving home; and we are proud to take the steps to help make that a reality. Whether through animal fostering, pet owner education, food for pets in need, or emergency vet care financial support, we strive to advocate for animals in need.

How We Do It

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible in support of our dedication to the mission of providing safe, loving homes for animals. There are numerous efforts that go toward achieving that goal. These include:

  • Fostering and re-homing stray and abandoned animals
  • Promoting the advantages of adopting an animal from a rescue or shelter
  • Advocating spay and neutering of all pets
  • Maintaining a food-bank for low-income, seniors, and others in order to provide food to those who need it for their pets
  • Providing community outreach, especially to elementary children, in hopes of building awareness of the need for kindness to animals and the current issues regarding pet overpopulation

Who is Friends of Noah-WI?

We are a volunteer-based organization, which is what makes our missions possible.  There are hundreds of pets that may not have a happy, loving home were it not for the tireless efforts of our volunteers. In addition, our Board of Directors is made up of community members who volunteer their time and talents and are committed to the rescue’s mission. The Board of Directors meets monthly on the last Monday of the month.

The current members of the Friends of Noah, WI  Board of Directors are:

President
     Steve Caya, Partner in the law firm of Nowlan and Mouat, Janesville
Secretary
     Rachelle Yankelevitz, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Treasurer
     Jean Austin, Vice President, Retail Banking/Real Estate Loans of M&I Bank (retired)
Additional Board Members
      Tim Banwell, Environmental Health Director, Rock County Public Health Department
      Gary Bersell, Executive Director of KANDU Industries
      Karen Bridge, Doctor of Chiropractic, Mercy Health System
      Lois Corwin, Former Executive Director, Friends of Noah-WI
      Sandra Kraft, Vice Chair, Rock County Board of Supervisors

To learn more about all the programs at Friends of Noah – WI, join us for one of our monthly volunteer meetings.  They are held on the third Wednesday of every month at Culver’s in Newville, WI.  Everyone is welcome!