With your support, we help shelter pets in Fairfax County
Each year, nearly 5,000 pets, including cats, dogs, small mammals, reptiles and livestock, come to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. The Shelter opens its doors—and its heart—to care for each and every pet. But the Shelter can’t do it alone. Thankfully, Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter is here to help. With donor and volunteer support, Friends funds important needs throughout the Shelter such as behavioral training and dental or medical care beyond what the shelter’s budget can provide.
Together, we save lives!
Friends is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and not a part of the Fairfax County government. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today.
Latest from FFCAS
Katie came into the shelter as a stray, with masses all over her body—the most noticeable one was a golf-ball sized mass on the top of her head. Despite this, anyone who saw... READ MORE
Thank you to everyone who came out to Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, Virginia, on June 10 for Wine, Whiskers and Wags. We hope you had as much fun as we did! A... READ MORE
Last year, Georgie was surrendered to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter after an accident left him with limited mobility; his owners did not have the resources to support his recovery. At the Shelter’s request, Friends... READ MORE
While we post about cats and dogs most of the time, it is only because those stories are more plentiful–we don’t restrict our assistance based on species. We have enabled care, and have funded surgeries... READ MORE
A sweet, handsome boy, the cat who came to be known as Ihop was brought to the Shelter as a stray through the Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) program. It was discovered that... READ MORE
Click here to catch up on some of our latest news! And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for your daily dose of furry friends. READ MORE
Once again, Metro Run & Walk will be holding a 6K Run/Walk to benefit Friends! Visit our events page for more information or click here to register. READ MORE
Dental care in pets is often neglected. As a result, many animals come to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter with dental issues. These dilemmas not only put the animal’s teeth and gums at... READ MORE