Saving Pets Challenge | Throughout September

Donate in September and help us share in $150,000 of grants and prize money

Challenge dates: September 1st – 30th

The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge is a fundraising campaign for animal shelters, rescue groups, and spay/neuter clinics.

Organizations from around the country are raising money and competing for $150,000 in grants and bonus prizes to put toward innovative programs that expand lifesaving capacity in their communities.

Help Friends of the Animal Shelter win some of those grants and prize money by donating to Friends of the Animal Shelter through the Michelson’s website below.



Learn more about Michelson Found Animals.

Calling all Crafters

Creative animal lovers, let your talents shine for the benefit of Jackson County’s animals! 

Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is accepting donations of handcrafted items to sell at the Howl-O-Ween & Holidays Fair.  What can you make?  Animal-themed art, decor, jewelry and attire, gifts for pets and pet owners, holiday costumes.  What would you add to the list?  Tell us at FOTAS Elves facebook page

Donations can be delivered to the FOTAS office at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S. Pacific Hwy in Phoenix, or send a message to FOTAS Elves facebook page  to make other arrangements. 

Ideas of things to make:

  • Animal-themed art, decor, jewelry and attire
  • Pet costumes
  • Pet related gifts
  • Dog walking bags (we have kits ready for sewing!)
  • Pet beds
  • Pet toys
  • You get the idea!….it’s endless what you can make!

Make the 2021 Fall & Winter Holidays extra special, from “Trick of Treat” to “Happy New Year”!

Howl-O-Ween & Holidays Fair
Event dates: October 30-31
Location: Historic Jacksonville Courthouse, 206 N 5th St, Jacksonville, OR 97530

Event sponsored by Pronto Print.


Download a poster and help spread the word! 

POSTPONED | Paws for a Cause Dog Walk



Due to the current status of the rising COVID infections in our County and State and the current masking and gathering restrictions from the State of Oregon we are rescheduling the Paws for a Cause Dog Walk and Fair until May 22, 2022.



Our plan is to store any existing registration fees until the event next Spring.  We understand if some of you would like your donations returned until the event in the Spring.  Please let us know if you have any requests regarding the donations you sent and we’ll be happy to comply.  We appreciate your generosity and don’t want to take advantage in any way! Please email is you would like a refund.

 We look forward to Spring and the Joy this event brings to our Pet Communities!  



Chip-a-thon | Coming this Fall!

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! 

Next Chip-a-thon coming this fall. Call now to register!

APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED: Call (541) 774-6654

Only $20 per pet ** Cash and Credit Cards only (no checks) ** No additional fees.

Event will be held at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S Pacific Hwy, Phoenix.

1 in 3 pets get lost in their lifetime. Don’t let yours be one of them. 

Get your pets microchipped.


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 provide supplies to 50+  foster families ensures that kittens get what they need, while not stressing the foster families’ budget.

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. 

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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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