Interested in learning more about Fanimal and its mission? Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more about us! If you still have any questions, send us an email at [email protected]  

What is the purpose of Fanimal?

Fanimal was created to foster a forum where people who love animals can learn more about them and help improve their lives.

What kinds of animals do Fanimal focus on?

You’ll find a lot of articles and images on Fanimal that relate to large mammals, small mammals, but we want to increase understanding about other types of animals, too aquatic ones, amphibians, reptiles, birds, invertebrates, and even animals by use.

Why should I follow Fanimal? 

Fanimal is the right place if you are an animal lover and enjoy learning about them. A big community comprised of people who have different academic backgrounds but one mutual goal, animal welfare. It is a very welcoming organization that gives you the opportunity to engage in advocacy, citizen science, and other activities with the main goal of supporting animals. Involvement in Fanimal will connect you to animal experts and organizations that have the same mission. The volume of information and messages on the internet is overwhelming.  Fanimal cuts through all that to offer the most pertinent and timely information.

There are a million websites and blogs about animals that I can read.  Why should Fanimal be my go-to resource?

Well, you’ve just answered your own question.  Fanimal stays current on important issues related to animals and provides high-quality curated information in an easy-to-digest format.  We summarize the information you need to be more informed about animals.

Do I have to participate in Fanimal challenges and contests?

Absolutely not, but we would suggest doing so because you will gain knowledge regarding animal issues and you might be the winner of one of the challenges, why not? We provide a number of ways to enjoy the content without having to engage in events but we hope you will try out a challenge or two along the way.

How can I get involved if I am a student?

If you are interested in working with an organization that is focused on the wellbeing of animals, this is the right place. We have this amazing program where you can participate weekly if you are seeking college credit Calling Interns.

How does Fanimal spend its funds?

Donations help sustain Fanimal operations by employing our awesome Fanimal staff, paying our expert contributors (who can opt to donate their stipend to their favorite animal cause, rather than being paid), and covering the cost of website maintenance and software.

Who does Fanimal partner with?

Fanimal strives to partner with reputable, productive, and ethical animal-focused organizations.  We feature some of these with our animal organization of the month, however, our partners also provide relevant content and member perks, training for people who want to be engaged with animals as a career, and offer a host of ways to do more for animals as time, money and energy allow.

How does Fanimal select its organizational partners?

Fanimal only works with reputable and effective organizations.  Many of our partner organizations are listed on Animal Charity Evaluators’ top 300 list.  We have connected with some of our partners at national and international conferences and events focusing on animals.  And lastly, our partners are organizations recommended by our Board of Advisors.

What’s the downside to following Fanimal?  

There is no downside, only weekly overdose on too much cuteness and knowledge on different animals.

Are there any social media platforms linked to Fanimal?

You can follow Fanimal and connect with our organization through the following platforms:

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Linkedin