Author: vicki chamberlain

Made in Southern Oregon | May 13

MADE IN SOUTHERN OREGON – SPRING EDITION Saturday, May 13, 2023 – 9:00am to 4:00pm   LOCATION: Pine Street – between 1st and 6th Street There will be over 100 craft booths!!  So much to see!!! Friends of the Animal Shelter will be there at booth #4 with loads...

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NEW: No adoption appointments needed!

New Shelter Policy: As of April 4th, you don’t need an adoption appointment!  Just walk in and view the animals anyday, anytime the Shelter is open!  Shelter hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Mondays Jackson County...

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Paws for a Cause Dog Walk and Fair | May 21

Nature’s Pet Markets of Medford & Ashland present the 7th Annual PAWS FOR A CAUSE DOG WALK & FAIR SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM If not pre-registered, registration begins at 9 am, walk begins at 10 am. Walk starts and ends at Nature’s Pet.  REGISTRATION FEE (Online registration open...

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Friends of the Animal Shelter’s Monthly Low-Cost Vaccination and Microchip Clinic Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) offers a monthly low-cost vaccination and microchip clinic for members of our community to help keep their pets healthy and protected. Available for both cats and dogs. This...

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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 hear about our current volunteer opportunities, and figure out which activity will work best for you! Volunteer...

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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...

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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...

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Adopt from your local animal shelter

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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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