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 and Fair to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9 AM, WALK BEGINS AT 10 AM) REGISTRATION FEE (Registration open until Saturday, May 21st): $25...

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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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CAT & DOG OPEN HOUSE! | EVERY Friday – Sunday afternoon

GREAT NEWS!!! The Shelter has expanded their OPEN HOUSE to now include both CATS and DOGS. AND they’ve added more days!  Now, you don’t need an appointment on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon-4pm. Appointments are not required during these hours, but to help control the number of people...

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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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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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