Movie Premiere – STRAY

Please join us for an online Movie Premiere of the award-winning new film STRAY.   


including a post-film discussion with Director Elizabeth Lo

Watch the trailer

“Dog lovers will drool over this profound canine love letter from Turkey” –IndieWire

Can’t make it to the Premiere?  After the screening becomes available on March 13th, you’ll receive an email reminder and have 29 days to begin watching. Once you click “Watch now”, you’ll have unlimited access for 72 hours.  No app needed … view via a web browser.

Tickets are $12, with $5 from every ticket sale going to support Friends of the Animal Shelter programs.

100% of additional donations made at the time you purchase your tickets will benefit FOTAS.


March 13th is National K9 Veterans Day, a day set aside to commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.

  • It was on March 13, 1942 that the U.S. Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the K-9 Corps, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces.

About the film

Through the eyes of stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, three dogs—Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal—embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life. Whether they lead us into decrepit ruins or bustling streets, the gaze of strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. Through their canine eyes, we are shown a human world ruptured by divisions along class, ethnic, and gender lines.

‍The film is both a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs, and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing and being from a position of extreme marginalization. It is at this intersection that Stray seeks to shed light on Turkey’s societal convulsions through the observations of Zeytin and her companions — both human and nonhuman.


 A howling success… not to be missed” – The Hollywood Reporter

“The ultimate love letter to dogs”  Variety

“Dog lovers will drool over this profound canine love letter from Turkey” – IndieWire

 “Placing among the upper ranks of films for dog lovers, “Stray” [reveals] not only the wholesomeness of humans’ four-legged best friends, but also the soulful voice of an exciting new filmmaker with immense moral queries on her mind.” – Tomris Laffly, Variety

Shot Clinic | Third Saturday of the month

Jackson County Animal Services By Appointment Only – Drive-Up Shot Clinic is held on the third Saturday of the month. 

This drive-up clinic supports Jackson County pet owners who need to vaccinate their puppies and license their dogs. Cat and kitten vaccinations are also available during the first hour. 

No nail trimming is offered but may in the future.

Pet owners MUST call the Shelter at 541-774-6654 at least 24-hours before the clinic to reserve their place.

Please wear a mask and please be on-time. Pets who are ill, on antibiotics, in heat, or on cortisone products cannot be vaccinated.

The animal shelter is located at 5595 So. Pacific Hwy (Hwy 99) in Phoenix near Talent.

Vaccines and Licensing Costs/Payment

Vaccinations available for pets (CASH ONLY as this fee goes to the veterinarian) are:

  • Rabies ($10 cash for each pet)
  • Canine Distemper/Parvo booster and Feline Distemper booster ($15 cash for each pet).

Dog Licensing can be done immediately after and can be Cash, Check, or Card

  • $25 for a 1-year license, $50 for a 3-year license.  Discounted to $20 and $40 for military and seniors.

LOCATION:  Jackson County Animal Shelter

5595 S Pacific Hwy
Phoenix, OR 97535

Phone:(541) 774-6654

Adoptions are happening!

Adopting a cat or dog now is a perfect time to bring a new pet into your home.  The Shelter has plenty of loving animals waiting for homes.  Adopting now makes room at the shelter for incoming strays that need a place to stay. 

Normal adoption procedures remain in place to help ensure the animals are being adopted into appropriate homes for individual needs. 

How to adopt an animal:

View available animals online using the link below. Then contact the Shelter at 541-774-6654 for an appointment. Physical distancing procedures will be followed while at the Shelter to ensure everyone’s safety.

View adoptable cats and dogs online.

Report or Search for a Lost Animal

Search for a Lost Pet:

  • ALSO>>> check the FOTAS master list of community created social media pages also posting lost and found animals. Your lost pet may be on one of these Facebook pages so check these sites often.
  • Owners can go to JCAS during business hours to look for their lost pet.  Check the search buttons above to view the animals presently at the shelter. 
    • Jackson County Animal Shelter address and hours:
      Address: 5595 S. Pacific Hwy.  Phoenix, OR 
      Phone: 541-774-6654
      Hours: TUE – FRI  11A – 4P  // SAT & SUN   12N – 4P

  • No Appointment necessary.
  • Owners should file a lost pet report as outlined below.

Report a Lost Pet:

Email or Text:
Subject: Pet Name(s) – Owner Name

Body of Email should include below details:

  • Animal Description: Animal, Breed, Color, Outstanding Features, Age, Weight, Male or Female, Spayed or neutered, chipped or not chipped. 
  • Anything that stands out: color of collar, physical characteristics, etc.
  • Photo: Attach photos
  • Date / Time / Location of lost animal
  • Owner Contact Details – Name, Address, Phone, Email

Continue to check the Jackson County Lost Animal pages

Search for DOGS Search for CATS

Continue to check the FOTAS master list of community created social media pages also posting animals. Be sure and also post images of your pet on the Friends of the Animal Shelter Lost/Found pet page at:


List of Known Fire Related Animal 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

Search animals at the Shelter:   Search for DOGS     Search for CATS



If you know of a Facebook page for lost and found pets that is not listed please email a link to so it can be added to this list. 

Southern Oregon Specific links:

Local veterinary hospitals helping fire affected animals:

Statewide links:

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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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