MISSION: Raises funds to support the protection, shelter and care of lost and abandoned animals throughout Monterey County. They work with area shelters and community organizations to reduce pet overpopulation, promote adoption of shelter pets and reduce the euthanasia of adoptable animals.
FoCAS has the Pit Snip, Chip & Chihuahua Program where animals are altered and microchipped; guardians pay for rabies vaccine, dog licensing and microchip registration. Participants must qualify.
Their Mobile Spay/Neuter Outreach program brings low-cost spay/neuter and general medical services directly to county residents. Appointments are required.
Their PAWS Program for seniors (Pets Are Wonderful Support) allows seniors 60 and older in the Monterey County area to enjoy the love of a pet despite living on a fixed or limited income. PAWS covers all costs of adoption of an adult-aged pet (including initial immunizations, spay/neuter and licensing fees) and provides a $400 annual subsidy to help cover the costs of responsible pet ownership. Participants must qualify.
FoCAS also funds FIV testing for every cat available for adoption at Hitchcock Road Animal Services.