Faces of the lives saved thanks to Friends of the Shelter & the generosity of their supporters
MEET FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER
Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization established to coordinate fundraising that directly benefits the dogs of the Franklin County Dog Shelter. FOTS is organized exclusively to provide financial support for medical, educational and adoption programs, which address the pet overpopulation problem and promote responsible pet ownership in our community.
This is Patrick, a 3-month old puppy at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Patrick needed surgical repair of a severely fractured leg that was successfully performed late last week. Fortunately for Patrick, he came to the attention of the Friends of the Shelter on January 29, just last Friday. But unfortunately, Patrick is the last dog that will receive medical/surgical and recuperative kennel care through FOTS without your immediate support.
THE BAD NEWS
On an average month, FOTS spends nearly $15,000 for medical care that includes: x-rays and other diagnostic services; medicine and infirmary care for the treatment of kennel cough and heartworm, surgical repair of orthopedic injuries; as well as off-site boarding for the sick and injured animals. This medical care made available to Shelter dogs is not funded by tax dollars. These services that have saved the lives of over 400 shelter dogs last year alone are financially supported only through your generous donations to Friends of the Shelter.