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Wag-O-Ween Dog Adoption! | Oct. 22 – 23

Wag-O-Ween Dog Adoption! | Oct. 22 – 23

Reduced fee adoption event! Help! SO many dogs are looking for their fur-ever home at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.  Due to the unprecedented number of animals continuing to enter our shelter, dog lovers can visit the shelter without an appointment between noon and 4 p.m., October 22 – 23, to find their best furry […]

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Double Your Donation – Community Spay/Neuter Fund

Double Your Donation – Community Spay/Neuter Fund

We have incredible news! Friends of the Animal Shelter has received a wonderfully generous matching-fund challenge that directly addresses the #1 animal-welfare issue addressing our county – overpopulation due to “accidental” litters of puppies and kittens that are overwhelming the Jackson County Animal Shelter. The Barbara Roastingear and Henry Oliver III Family Foundation has pledged […]

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Volunteers needed!

Volunteers needed!

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 about our current volunteer opportunities, and figure out which activity will work best for you! Volunteer orientations are held monthly. Reserve your space! Online […]

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DOG OPEN HOUSE! | EVERY Saturday and Sunday afternoon

DOG OPEN HOUSE! | EVERY Saturday and Sunday afternoon

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. Dog licensing is required during your […]

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MICROCHIP CLINIC | Dec. 3

MICROCHIP CLINIC | Dec. 3

Friends of the Animal Shelter Microchip Clinic for both Cats and Dogs! Clinics are held quarterly. Next clinic: Dec. 3 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 […]

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Towels needed at the Shelter

Towels needed at the Shelter

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 delivered to the Shelter.  Towels are used everyday, all day long so the need is great.   Jackson County Animal Shelter 5595 […]

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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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