Friends of animals (FoA) is a non-profit, international animal advocacy organization. FoA has been incorporated in the state of New York since 1957. FoA has evolved from its beginnings as the most comprehensive low-cost spay neuter program in the country to operating the largest and oldest primate sanctuary in the United States. FoA also sponsors the remarkable Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project in The Gambia in Africa. Our second project in Africa funds the protection and recovery of three endangered African antelope species. Another project in Senegal involves digging wells to reduce competition between humans and chimpanzees over water. In return for leaving the natural water source for chimpanzees, villagers get a well and latrines. For more information check out “Who We Are“.