Whether you’re considering adoption, you’re fostering a shelter pet, or you’ve already adopted and you’re looking for some tips on new pet ownership, we hope you find these pet resources helpful!

Please click these links to learn more about:

Dog adoption booklet – full of helpful information to help make your dog adoption a success.

Cat adoption booklet – full of helpful information to help make your cat adoption a success.

Microchip clinic details – a safe way to help protect your new pet if ever lost. 

Vaccination clinic details – monthly low-cost clinics provided by the Jackson County Animal Shelter 

Foster Resources– These resources are helpful for common questions about fostering shelter pets.

Kitten Care – What to do if you’ve found kittens & resources for bottle baby fosters. 

Lost & Found Pet Resources – What to do if you’ve lost a pet, or found a stray animal

Spay/Neuter Services – Local assistance available 

Spay/Neuter Community Grant – Offering grant funding to local non-profit spay/neuter organizations


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!

Help us, help them

Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spay/Neuter Services

Help stop overpopulation

Foster Opportunties

Foster Opportunities

Be a foster, save a life

Our Animal Shelter

The 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.

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