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Ways to Give

One-time and Monthly Donations via Credit Card

Making one-time and monthly gifts by credit card is easy and secure. Just click on the orange DONATE NOW button below to use your VISA, MasterCard, or American Express card.

Becoming an on-going supporter by signing up to be a monthly donor is a gift that gives throughout the year. You can set it up on your credit card (use link above), or use “bill pay” at your bank to set up having a check sent to Friends of the Animal Shelter monthly.

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One-time and Monthly Donations via Check / Your Bank

Financial institutions will let you set up recurring monthly payments through their Bill Pay system. This can usually be done on-line through your log-in.

Please make checks payable to FOTAS and mail to:

Friends of the Animals
PO Box 1153
Ashland, OR 97520

Special Occasion Donations

Do you know people who have everything and are very difficult to acknowledge on special occasions? A donation to FOTAS in someone’s name is a very meaningful gift acknowledging his or her love of animals. FOTAS will send a handwritten thank you card to the recipient of your gift in his or her name. Please include the name and address to whom the thank-you card should be sent.

Memorial Donations

Memorial donations establish a legacy of love in memory of a person or pet. The names of those remembered will be listed in our quarterly newsletter. FOTAS will also send a handwritten tribute card to the person or family you wish to honor.

Please tell us the name of the person or pet you wish to honor and the name and address to whom the tribute card should be sent.

Friends of the Animals is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization that was formed in 1990 to support the programs of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Since that time FOTAS has expanded our services to also reach non-Shelter animals in the greater community. 

  • The Friends of the Animals federal tax ID # is 94-3153463

Why Give?

FOTAS provides financial support for:

  • Orienting and training more than 250 volunteers, who socialize and enrich the lives of pets at the Shelter that are waiting for their fur-ever homes.
  • Fostering animals identified by the Shelter as needing temporary foster support. Foster Program 
  • Providing training for large-breed dogs, or those with behavioral issues, to help them become more adoptable.
  • Paying for 1-hour in-home professional training within 6 months of adoption.
  • Coordinating community-wide cat adoption events with Rogue Valley non-profit feline rescue organizations. 
  • Offers spay/neuter grants to Rogue Valley community partners in an effort to reduce our pet-overpopulation crisis. 

Other Ways You Can Help

Estate Planning – Bequests through Your Will or Trust

Click here to go to our Legacy Society page.

Fred Meyer Rewards Card

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to FOTAS at You can search for us by our non-profit # 80864.

Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping FOTAS earn a donation (4% of your purchase)!

You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Website is:

Ray’s Food Place Rewards Card

If you shop at Ray’s Markets, you can automatically donate to Friends of the Animals when you shop at NO extra cost to you!

(1) Go to the store and ask to sign up for ALL ACCESS REWARDS. Or click here to sign up for a Rewards card.

(2) Once you have you REWARDS #, you need to ask that they connect your rewards # with FRIENDS OF THE ANIMAL SHELTER, Phone # 541-708-0090. There are three ways to do this:
* Call 541-412-0005
* Email
* Go to the Customer Service counter at Ray’s.

We will earn 1% – easy peasy!


Every time you shop at any of the 1,700+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Friends of the Animals (Southern Oregon) – up to 26% dependent upon retailer. It’s a free service, and you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive’s repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. Many online pet retailers are part of the iGive network too.

To get started, just create your free iGive account by clicking here.

Stocks and Bonds

Publicly traded securities, such as stocks and bonds, can be donated to FOTAS through a transfer of the securities. This type of donation offers you an excellent opportunity for a tax deduction. The transfer of appreciated stocks may enable you to avoid the capital gains taxes you may be liable for if you sold the stocks. Please consult your attorney or financial planner if you wish to make such a gift. Please email us to request the information you’ll need to instruct your brokerage of where to send the stock.

Vehicle Donations

Our car, RV, and boat donation program is made possible through a partnership with Donate For Charity, which will pick-up vehicles free of charge to donors all over the country, whether running or not. You receive the auction sales price of your vehicle as a tax deduction, or $500, whichever is the greater amount. FOTAS receives 70-80% of the net proceeds, depending on the sale price of the vehicle. When you are ready to donate a car, truck, van, RV, or boat, you may call Donate For Charity toll-free at 866-392-4483 or donate online at their website: Donate for Charity

Real Estate

Real estate donations such as a farm, vacation home, residence, unimproved land, or commercial property can help us immensely. Such a donation may provide you with significant tax advantages, such as avoiding capital gains tax that would be due if the property were sold.

It is the policy of FOTAS to sell such properties and use the proceeds to further our mission of helping save homeless pets in Jackson County. A qualified appraisal of the property is required before the gift is made. Please consult your attorney or financial planner if you wish to make such a gift.

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Adopt a Cat!

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Adopt a Dog

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer with FOTAS

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Spay/Neuter Services

Help stop overpopulation

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Foster Opportunities

Be a foster, save a life

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