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Here are some of the many happy tails, thanks to FOCCAs!
Friends Of Coos County Animals or FOCCAs was started in August 2005. They were organized as a corporation in March 2006. From 8/05 to 12/05 they raised enough money for 30 spays/neuters, gave hundreds of dollars of quality flea control to the shelter animals, provided kennel crates, live animal traps, cal litter, and KMR for orphan kittens. FOCCAs has also created an information center for the public as well as adopted 30 animals from the shelter at local festivals and Pony Village Mall. They can be found at Pony Village Mall every Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. and will also be attending all local festivals in the summer and fall.
Friends of Coos County Animals
P.O. Box 911
Coos Bay, Oregon 97420-0209
Friends of Coos County Animals (FOCCAs) is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, and specifically to support and enhance services for the Coos County Animal Shelter including organizations and causes that promote animal welfare.
*Participate in activities that will result in placement of companion animals in permanent and loving homes;
*Raise awareness of the County Shelter through public education.
*Promote spay and neuter to reduce pet overpopulation and euthanasia;
*Increase volunteer participation for FOCCAs and Coos County Animal Shelter.
*Increase number of fundraising activities to promote the shelter.
*Be advocates of animal welfare in the community.
*Work toward the day when no healthy animal is killed.
We are volunteers united for the welfare of animals.
Showcase animals to the public via off site adoptions.
Provide volunteers for off site adoptions which provides a service to the public, letting them know there is a shelter in town and to show and adopt some of the animals to people who otherwise may never go to the Coos County Animal Shelter.
Educate the public about animal issues:
Pet Overpopulation and euthanasia
County animal ordinances
Animal vaccinations and care
Hand out animal literature
Promote and refer people to other organizations that support animal rescue/adoptions/spay/neuter clinics.
Transport animals from the Coos County Animal Shelter to off site adoptions and veterinarians as needed.
Attend retailer promotions and festivals.
To build public awareness as to the human animal bond and its benefits to society.
To educate the public as to the responsibilities of pet ownership in an attempt to alleviate the problem of unwanted pets.
Attend, set up, work and dismantle Friends of Coos County Animals fundraisers.
Give presentations about the Coos County Animal Shelter and FOCCAs to solicit volunteers at local service clubs.
Give presentations about animal welfare and animal overpopulation at local schools.
Design, publish and disseminate brochures and/or newsletters to educate the general public on animal welfare related issues.
Search for grants and donations for animal welfare.
Volunteer time to the Coos County Animal Shelter to assist with routine duties.
Provide foster homes for special needs animals of Coos County Animal Shelter.