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DOG OPEN HOUSE! | Saturday and Sunday afternoons

DOG OPEN HOUSE! | Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Visitations with adoptable animals is generally “by appointment only” to minimize the number of people in the Shelter at any given time. This helps protect the Shelter staff, Friends of the Animal Shelter volunteers, and potential adopters – allowing for COVID protocols to be carried out. It also ensures that an Adoption Counselor will be […]

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MONTHLY LOW-COST DOG and CAT VACCINATIONS

MONTHLY LOW-COST DOG and CAT VACCINATIONS

Jackson County Animal Services By Appointment Only – Drive-Up Shot Clinic is held on the third Saturday of the month. This drive-up clinic supports Jackson County pet owners whose need to vaccinate their animals and license their dogs. Please note that this low-cost clinic is for Jackson County residents only, and dog owners are expected to […]

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MICROCHIP CLINIC – March 5

MICROCHIP CLINIC – March 5

Friends of the Animal Shelter Microchip Clinic for both Cats and Dogs! Clinics are held quarterly. APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED For easy on-line signup: Click here Or call (541) 774-6654 Only $20 per pet ** Cash and Credit Cards only (no checks) ** No additional fees. Chip clinics are held at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 […]

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Volunteer Orientations are back!

Volunteer Orientations are back!

We are delighted to announce that our Volunteer Orientation meetings are back!  Please attend a New Volunteer Orientation to hear about our current volunteer opportunities, and figure out which activity will work best for you! Volunteer orientations are monthly. Space is limited, so please let us know you’d like to participate by calling (541) 774-6651, […]

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FOTAS Seeking Volunteer Services Manager

FOTAS Seeking Volunteer Services Manager

Friends of the Animal Shelter is recruiting a Volunteer Services Manager. If you are interested in this fast-paced, rewarding career please view the job description here.

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PetSmart Adoption Days | 2nd Saturday of the month

PetSmart Adoption Days | 2nd Saturday of the month

Come meet some of the Shelter’s adoptable animals at this monthly outreach opportunity!  Stop by Petsmart and meet some of the wonderful animals the Shelter has available for adoption.  Volunteers will also be available to answer questions about Friends of the Animal Shelter, low-cost spay/neuter programs, and volunteer opportunities. 2nd Saturday of the month 11:00 […]

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Kitten Food Needed

Kitten Food Needed

Wow! We have 80+ kittens in foster care, and those little darlings sure can eat! The Shelter and the Friends of the Animal Shelter foster families could sure use some KITTEN CANNED food. If you’d like to purchase some, you can drop it off at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S Pacific Hwy 99, […]

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Shelter has a new online way to report lost & found pets

Shelter has a new online way to report lost & found pets

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” graphic and it will take you to the form to fill out.   ALSO>>> Continue to check the Jackson County […]

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List of Known Lost and Found Facebook Pages

List of Known Lost and Found Facebook Pages

Many kind-hearted individuals have created Lost and Found Facebook pages to support animal reunification efforts.  FOTAS is attempting to keep a master list of all pages in an effort to help individuals looking for their pets.     Lost animals should be reported to Jackson County Animal Shelter.     REPORT A LOST ANIMAL HERE Search animals […]

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MISSION STATEMENT

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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