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Annual Events

Annual Events

Friends of the Animal Shelter holds Friend and Fund-raising events each year to help us get the word out about the wonderful animals available for adoption at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, and raise funds to support the efforts of our volunteers.

Click the events below to learn more!

Howiee’s Chi and Small Gringo Dog Races (May)

Paws to Celebrate (June)

Annual Dog Washes (July and August)

Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Fair (September)

Puss ‘n Boots Howl-o-Ween Furball (October)

Deck the Paws Holiday Fair (December)


Adopt from your local animal shelter

Adopt Now!

Take home a new pet and make lasting memories

Volunteer at your local animal shelter

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer with FOTAS

Donate to your local animal shelter

Donate Now!

Make a difference in our community

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spay/Neuter Services

Help stop overpopulation

Foster Opportunties

Foster Opportunities

Be a foster, save a life

Our Animal Shelter

Our Animal Shelter

Visit the Jackson County Animal Shelter


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.

spay/neuter your pets


adopt a pet


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