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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?

93% of FFCAS dollars went to directly support the homeless animals at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter in 2012, and we improved that number for 2013!! Our 2012 Annual Report is available here.

Shelter Alumni

We know all you animal lovers enjoy seeing pictures, so here are a few of the past adoptable residents of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, representing some of the wide variety of species, breeds, and mixes that arrive at the shelter looking for new homes. It is our great privilege to be here to help them when they need it.

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