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 procedures remain in place to help ensure the animals are being adopted into appropriate homes for individual needs.  View available animals online using the link below. Then contact the Shelter at 541-774-6654 for an appointment. Social distancing procedures will be followed while at the Shelter.

View adoptable cats and dogs online.


The shelter’s foster program, in which adoptable cats or dogs are cared for in people’s homes for a limited amount of time, has been an invaluable resource in the past. Now, with so many people working from home, the shelter is hoping that additional people will be able to provide a temporary home for an animal until the crisis is over.

Find out more about Fostering


Kitten season is here and kittens are flooding the Shelter.  At this time, with reduced staff, much of the care for these kittens lands in the hands of our Foster families. 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.  So, just like a baby shower, we have a wish list of supplies we need for our Purrs & Paws Orphaned Kittens Shower.

Please visit the Kitten Shower event page for a full list of items needed.


If you find a stray cat or dog, please call in a “Found” report to the shelter by phone at 541-774-6654, but, if possible, keep the animal in your home until the owner is located. This will help reduce the number of animals on-site who need staff care.


Rather than renewing pet licenses at the shelter, this can be done either by mail or by calling the shelter at 541-774-6654 with a credit card payment.

Licensing details


Help Friends of the Animal Shelter help the animals. New tax benefits are now in effect that allow for 100% tax deductions.  At this time we need funding more than ever.  

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Take home a new pet and make lasting memories

Volunteer at your local animal shelter

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer with FOTAS

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Spay/Neuter Your Pet

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Help stop overpopulation

Foster Opportunties

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Be a foster, save a life

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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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