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Paws for a Cause Dog Walk  | Sept. 19

Paws for a Cause Dog Walk | Sept. 19

BRING YOUR DOG AND JOIN US FOR THE FUN! PAWS FOR A CAUSE DOG WALK & FAIR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9 AM, WALK BEGINS AT 10 AM) REGISTRATION FEE: $25/dog which includes a goodie bag.   PRE-REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 1ST FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN BASKETS […]

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Ashland Dog Wash | August 8

Ashland Dog Wash | August 8

Come get your dog washed and help raise funds for Friends of the Animal Shelter. Sunday, August 8 • 10am–2pm Ashland Food Co-op 237 N 1st St, Ashland $15 wash / $7 nails / $20 both All proceeds benefit the animals at the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

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FOTAS Seeking Volunteer Services Manager

FOTAS Seeking Volunteer Services Manager

Friends of the Animal Shelter is recruiting a Volunteer Services Manager. If you are interested in this fast-paced, rewarding career please view the job description here.

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Chip-a-thon | July 31

Chip-a-thon | July 31

Friends of the Animal Shelter is holding our second low-cost CHIP-A-THON for both Cats and Dogs! Microchips are a permanent form of identification that can help bring your dog or cat home quickly and safely! Saturday, July 31 APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED: Call (541) 774-6654 Only $20 per pet ** Cash and Credit Cards only (no checks) […]

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Help during “Kitten Season”

Help during “Kitten Season”

Kitten Season is in full swing!  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 to […]

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Kitten Food Needed

Kitten Food Needed

Wow! We have 80+ kittens in foster care, and those little darlings sure can eat! The Shelter and the Friends of the Animal Shelter foster families could sure use some KITTEN CANNED food. If you’d like to purchase some, you can drop it off at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S Pacific Hwy 99, […]

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APPLEGATE EVENING MARKET

APPLEGATE EVENING MARKET

If you are in the neighborhood check out the APPLEGATE EVENING MARKET on alternating Wednesday’s through October, 5-8PM at 8035 Hwy 238 in Ruch. Piles of fun handmade items are available. All made by volunteers to benefit FOTAS. photo of a handmade dog walking bags…lots of colors and styles!    FOTAS will have loads of […]

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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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