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COVID-19 UPDATE

(May 7, 2020 update) The Jackson County Animal Shelter will remain closed to the public through May but can be contacted for animal-related issues and to schedule an adoption appointment. 
Pet adoptions are still happening!  541-774-6654

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Virtual Run/Walk/Bike

Virtual Run/Walk/Bike

2020 Pets 2 the Rescue Virtual Run/Walk/Bike 1 Mile or 5K Run/Walk, or 5 Mile Bike event NOW through June 15 It’s fun and easy. Just register online, have a great time walking, running or biking, then record your time. A 1 Mile or 5K Run/Walk, or 5 Mile Bike event NOW through June 15 […]

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New campaign to help during “Kitten Season”

New campaign to help during “Kitten Season”

We are gearing up for Kitten Season!  Friends of the Animal Shelter has created the Purrs & Paws Virtual Kitten Shower to help raise funds and supplies to support the needs of the hundreds of vulnerable orphaned foster kittens that will be cared for over the next several months.   As you can imagine, being able […]

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Adoptions are still happening!

Adoptions are still happening!

Adopting a cat or dog during the COVID-19 physical distancing protocols is a perfect time to bring a new pet into your home.  You have the time to bond with your new furever friend and they can help you reduce stress. Adopting now so also makes room at the shelter for incoming strays that need […]

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May 16th | BY APPOINTMENT LOW-COST DOG VACCINATIONS

May 16th | BY APPOINTMENT LOW-COST DOG VACCINATIONS

BY APPOINTMENT LOW-COST DOG VACCINATIONS On Saturday, May 16th, the Jackson County Animal Shelter is scheduling a modified “By Appointment Only – Drive-Thru Shot Clinic.” This will be limited to pet owners needing their dog’s rabies vaccine and license. No puppies, cats, or kittens will be scheduled/vaccinated. The dog owner MUST call the Shelter at […]

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6 Ways to help the Shelter during the COVID-19 crisis

6 Ways to help the Shelter during the COVID-19 crisis

Here are 6 great ways people can be of immediate help: 1. ADOPT:  Adopting a cat or dog into a loving home is the most obvious way to provide the animals with a happy life. Doing so also makes room at the shelter for incoming strays that need a place to stay.  The regular adoption […]

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Foster Families needed during COVID-19 closure

Foster Families needed during COVID-19 closure

FOSTER VOLUNTEERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS.  With the Shelter closure and fewer workers able to come to the Shelter to support the daily workload, Friends of the Animal Shelter is recruiting a larger Foster volunteer force to handle the many animals needing temporary homes at this time.    Find out more about Fostering, it’s a […]

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Adopt from your local animal shelter

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Spay/Neuter Your Pet

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Help stop overpopulation

Foster Opportunties

Foster Opportunities

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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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