More than 5,000 animals, including cats, dogs, small mammals, reptiles and livestock, come to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter each year. The shelter opens its doors—and its heart—to care for each and every animal. But, the shelter can’t do it alone. Thankfully, the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is here to help. Through donor and volunteer support, we provide medical care, food, supplies and so much more to help the shelter care for these loving animals. In doing so, we help save lives—together.
The FFCAS is an independent 501(c)(3) all-volunteer organization, and not a part of the Fairfax County government. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law and are gratefully accepted, no matter the amount.
Did You Know?
92% of FFCAS dollars went to directly support the homeless animals at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in 2014, and we’re continuing our great track record in 2015. Our 2014 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements are available here.
Latest from FFCAS
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Franklin When Franklin was surrendered to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in February, it was clear that he was suffering. After being examined by a local specialist, the doctor determined Franklin had eyelid... READ MORE
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