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HOT PAWgust Adoption Event | Aug 12-13

HOT PAWgust Adoption Event | Aug 12-13

Reduced fee adoption event! Help! Over 30 dogs are looking for their fur-ever home at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.  All breeds and sizes of dogs are looking for a home. NOW is the perfect time to adopt your new best friend. The Animal Shelter is over capacity for housing dogs and we’re looking for […]

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Dog Wash | Aug. 14

Dog Wash | Aug. 14

ASHLAND DOG WASH: Sunday, August 14 10 AM – 2 PM ASHLAND FOOD CO-OP PARKING LOT 237 N FIRST STREET DOG WASH = $20 NAIL CLIPPING = $10 “SPAW PACKAGE” (BOTH) = $25 CASH AND CHECKS ONLY, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL!

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MICROCHIP CLINIC | Sept. 3

MICROCHIP CLINIC | Sept. 3

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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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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Kitten Shower 2022

Kitten Shower 2022

Not only are we getting spring showers, it’s also raining kittens!   Friends of the Animal Shelter foster families currently have 75 kittens in their care, and more are coming in everyday!   Please help us support our little furry darlings by donating to our annual Orphaned Kittens Shower. We have several rather expensive items […]

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FOOD DRIVE

FOOD DRIVE

Friends of the Animal Shelter FOOD DRIVE Food is needed at the Jackson County Animal Shelter Adult dry dog food, no red dye Puppy dry food, no red dye Kitten food, both dry and canned Donations can be dropped off at the Jackson County Animal Shelter Tues.- Fri. 11am-4pm and Sat/Sun noon-4pm. Jackson County Animal […]

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Volunteer Orientation Opportunities

Volunteer Orientation Opportunities

Please attend a New Volunteer Orientation to hear about our current volunteer opportunities. Volunteer orientations are held the first Saturday of each month. Specific times are discussed when registering.  Please contact the FOTAS office to register fotas@fotas.org or call (541) 774-6651 Click here to view the many options – and we have Mentors who will help you […]

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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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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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