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Home for the Pawlidays | Throughout December!

Home for the Pawlidays | Throughout December!

Home for the Pawlidays Reduced Adoption Fees throughout December We can’t think of a better “pawliday” gift you can give yourself than a new furry friend from the Jackson County […]

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Bradley Matching Fund Challenge 

Bradley Matching Fund Challenge 

Bradley Matching Fund Challenge  Bradley the Rat Terrier is the beloved “child” of Wendy and George Hines. In his honor, they have generously offered to match up to $10,000 donated […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Spay/Neuter Your Pet

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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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