• Kitten Shower
    KITTEN SEASON – an urgent call for help
  • volunteer with FOTAS
    FOSTER – big dogs need big hearts
  • monthly vaccination and microchip clinics
    monthly vaccination and microchip clinics
  • donate - help us, help them
    DONATE – help us, help them
  • Made in Southern Oregon | May 13

    | vicki chamberlain |
    MADE IN SOUTHERN OREGON – SPRING EDITION Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 9:00am to 4:00pm   LOCATION: Pine Street – between 1st and 6th Street There will …
  • NEW: No adoption appointments needed!

    | vicki chamberlain |
    New Shelter Policy: As of April 4th, you don’t need an adoption appointment!  Just walk in and view the animals anyday, anytime the Shelter is open!  Shelter hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m…
  • Paws for a Cause Dog Walk and Fair | May 21

    | vicki chamberlain |
    Nature’s Pet Markets of Medford & Ashland present the 7th Annual PAWS FOR A CAUSE DOG WALK & FAIR SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM If not pre-registered, registration begins at 9 …

    | vicki chamberlain |
    Friends of the Animal Shelter’s Monthly Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) offers a monthly low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic for members of ou…
  • Volunteers needed!

    | vicki chamberlain |
    All sorts of volunteer opportunities are available! Join us at one of your volunteer orientations and discover the many ways you can help.   Please attend a New Volunteer Orientation to hear abou…
  • Towels needed at the Shelter

    | vicki chamberlain |
    The Jackson County Animal Shelter needs towels (large and small, no wash clothes please).  Want to help?  It’s easy, go through your closets and ask your neighbors for old towels.  They can be deli…
  • Shelter has a new online way to report lost & found pets

    | vicki chamberlain |
    Jackson County Animal Shelter has a new online way to report lost & found pets.   Please use this link to go to the Shelter’s lost and found pet page. Click on the  “file report online” graphi…
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Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1990 to support the programs of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Our vision is for all adoptable animals at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter to find a loving home. Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers who will save lives by increasing pet adoptions at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter, improve the quality of life for the Shelter’s animals, promote spay and neuter, and facilitate outreach and educational activities about the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Jackson County. Our values are: Service, Compassion and Generosity.

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