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Community Outreach

Outreach Activities

In addition to helping facilitate adoptions at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, Friends of the Animal Shelter supports several Community Outreach programs and events. Held primarily on weekends, these events introduce FOTAS and the Jackson County Animal Shelter to the public in a positive way. When possible, shelter animals accompany volunteers to these events to serve as ambassadors, to attract attention, and to interest the public in adoptions. Volunteers offer materials, such as FOTAS and SNYP brochures, foster family flyers, the Scoop newsletter, and special event flyers.

Monthly Outreach Events

2nd and 3rd Saturdays of the Month, 11 AM – 3 PM

3279 Crater Lake Hwy
Medford, OR 97504

Pet Adoption Flyer Distribution

From Ruch to Rogue River and from Applegate to Ashland, at 90+ locations, people can see photos and descriptions of homeless cats and dogs at coffee shops, grocers, libraries, pet stores, and many other high-traffic locations.  If you’d like to help hang Pet Adoption flyers in your area, contact the FOTAS Volunteer Manager.

TV Appearances

KDRV 12 & KDKF 31 [ABC]
We feature an adoptable dog on alternate Fridays at 11:00 am during the “Pet Corner” segment.

We feature an adoptable animal every Tuesday at 5:20 pm.

Print Media

Local newspapers and magazines feature adoptable pets in weekly or monthly advertisements. FOTAS volunteers also run regular classified ads for Shelter pets. Thank you to the many generous sponsors who make this possible.

  • Ashland Sneak Preview- reduced price monthly ad
  • Buys Galore – free weekly ad
  • Revista Caminos Spanish-language magazine – reduced price monthly ad
  • Jacksonville Review – free monthly ad
  • Jefferson Monthly – sponsored ad ($100/month)
  • Medford Mail Tribune – free Pet of the Week listing
  • Medford Sneak Preview – reduced price monthly ad
  • Rogue River Press – free weekly ad
  • Southern Oregon Family – free monthly ad
  • Talent News & Review- reduced price monthly ad
  • The Applegator – free quarterly ad
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Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to volunteer with FOTAS

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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

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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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