Double Your Donation – Community Spay/Neuter Fund

We have incredible news! Friends of the Animal Shelter has received a wonderfully generous matching-fund challenge that directly addresses the #1 animal-welfare issue addressing our county – overpopulation due to “accidental” litters of puppies and kittens that are overwhelming the Jackson County Animal Shelter.

The Barbara Roastingear and Henry Oliver III Family Foundation has pledged a generous $25,000 matching gift that will allow FOTAS to establish a dedicated Community Partners Spay/Neuter Fund and formalize a grant making program which will enable small animal welfare organizations in Southern Oregon to apply for funding to support their spay/neuter efforts for non-shelter animals. (All animals adopted from the Jackson County Animal Shelter are spayed/neutered.)

Every gift made to Friends of the Animal Shelter in support of the Community Partners Spay/Neuter Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar! A $50 donation becomes $100; $250 becomes $500!

 We only have until November 30 to raise $25,000, so please donate today to double your gift!

This is another important way that Friends of the Animal Shelter is committed to ensuring animals in our community are spayed/neutered. Working with well-run community animal welfare non-profit partners that arrange for spay/neuter appointments, these small, all-volunteer organizations do not have the capacity to raise adequate funding on their own.

The cost of spay/neuter has risen drastically in the past few years. Our community partners have negotiated reduced fees with generous local veterinarians, but the cost per animal is still quite high. With our support, they help reduce unplanned litters and minimize the burden on the Jackson County Animal Shelter, and our community as a whole. Your donation to this matching fund makes a huge difference.

Double your impact on the animal overpopulation crisis in Southern Oregon and donate to the Barbara Roastingear and Henry Oliver III Family Foundation Matching Challenge today – your donation will help spay/neuter hundreds of dogs and cats in Southern Oregon!

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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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