Who are the Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter?

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.

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Help community cats this winter

Did you know we partner with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter to support Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) for community cats? It’s true! Community cats are cats that live outdoors without one particular owner, although they’re... READ MORE

Michael Frey


Great article in the CentreView about former Fairfax County Supervisor Michael Frey’s career and his retirement plans. Michael has always been a wonderful advocate for the animals of Fairfax County and we look forward... READ MORE

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Enjoy the new issue of our Paws ‘n Print newsletter, packed with lots of news and information you can use. Tis the Season! The holiday season is upon us and no matter how... READ MORE

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Paul Scholes, a large and lively stray that has quickly become a favorite of shelter staff. He was found with his best friend, another small dog. Their unlikely friendship and friendly demeanors warmed the... READ MORE