We help homeless animals in Fairfax County

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) nonprofit 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.



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Latest from FFCAS



We are pleased to announce that we have a new Executive Director, Celia Flye. We have operated as an all-volunteer organization since our inception, but because of our incredibly generous community, we have... READ MORE

Harley gets a helping hand

Harley is a 5-year old Miniature Pinscher with back problems that left him incontinent and unable to use his back legs. He came to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter when his owners simply could no longer manage his... READ MORE