Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We, like you, are animal-lovers who want to help.

Programs We Fund

Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter

We, like you, are animal-lovers who want to help.

Programs We Fund

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Dental care relieving pain and discomfort for pets with grade 3 or higher periodontal disease

35 pets helped/$20,905 in funding in 2020

Lifesaving and life-improving medical care to pets suffering from injury, illness, or abuse

37 pets helped/$24,861 in funding in 2020
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Parasite prevention for all dogs, cats, and rabbits

1,084 dogs, 988 cats, 133 rabbits helped/$45,044 in funding in 2020
FFCAS-SpayNeuter-new

Funds spay and neuter surgeries for community cats, helping to reduce the problem of pet overpopulation

695 cats helped/$48,145 in funding in 2020

Leashes for dogs, and collars with personalized tags for adopted dogs and cats

854 cats, 532 dogs helped in/$9,497 in funding in 2020
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Spotlight social media posts which helps shed a light on special pets who might need more attention

22 pets helped in 2020

Who We Are

We, like you, are animal-lovers who want to help.
Friends of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Friends) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, fundraising partner of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter (Shelter). With the support of many pet-loving donors and volunteers, Friends funds important needs beyond what the Shelter’s budget can provide. Please join us in the Shelter’s effort to ensure every Shelter pet is offered the best opportunity to find a loving forever home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Friends part of the Shelter?
Friends is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a part of the Fairfax County government. However, Friends staff use an office inside the same building as the Shelter.

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Looking for a ladies man? Blue is your guy! Thank you to Kathryn Lopez for choosing Blue as a Spotlight pet this week. Friends Spotlight Program is way for people to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Can you tell that Blue is a happy, jolly dude? It’s hard to wipe this smile from his face! Blue knows he is soooo handsome, and he has stolen quite a few hearts from the volunteers at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. 

Blue loves adventure, especially exploring outside and just seeing what the world has to offer. His favorite pastime? Watching squirrels and groundhogs run around outside. For this reason, he would be best with no small animals in the home. Blue has really developed his manners thanks to all the guidance from the volunteers and staff at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. 

If you think Blue might be a good fit in your life, visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter’s page at  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps to learn more about the steps to adopt him. Visit https://ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/spotlight-pet-program/ to learn more about Friends Spotlight Program. 

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #SpotlightPet #shelterdogs #animalwelfareImage attachment

Looking for a ladies man? Blue is your guy! Thank you to Kathryn Lopez for choosing Blue as a Spotlight pet this week. Friends Spotlight Program is way for people to shed a light on pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter who might need more attention.

Can you tell that Blue is a happy, jolly dude? It’s hard to wipe this smile from his face! Blue knows he is soooo handsome, and he has stolen quite a few hearts from the volunteers at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Blue loves adventure, especially exploring outside and just seeing what the world has to offer. His favorite pastime? Watching squirrels and groundhogs run around outside. For this reason, he would be best with no small animals in the home. Blue has really developed his manners thanks to all the guidance from the volunteers and staff at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

If you think Blue might be a good fit in your life, visit the Fairfax County Animal Shelter’s page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps to learn more about the steps to adopt him. Visit ffcas.org/ways-to-donate/spotlight-pet-program/ to learn more about Friends Spotlight Program.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #SpotlightPet #shelterdogs #animalwelfare
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Bestest boi in the whole shelter! ❤

Be sure to stop by and see us at Parktober Fest today at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly until 5 pm! Fall is in the air! 🍁 🍂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks Nancy, great job!

Today is the day, see you at Parktober Fest beginning at 12 pm!

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #animalwelfare #adopt #giveback #communityevents

Today is the day, see you at Parktober Fest beginning at 12 pm!

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #animalwelfare #adopt #giveback #communityevents
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Mozzarella was found limping down Route 50 by Animal Protection Police, clearly in pain and needing urgent medical care. He was taken to the vet immediately where it was determined that he had compound fractures to his knee and femur. We are unsure of how he got these injuries, possibly hit by a car (if only animals could talk!). He desperately needed surgery, and without hesitation Friends provided the funds he needed to receive this urgent care.

Throughout the whole ordeal, Mozzarella was resilient and oh so patient when he needed daily leg icings to help the healing process. The staff and volunteers at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter made sure he got all the love and attention during his transition time. His foster family said: Mozzarella is a real sweetie. He loves people and a good snuggle. Mozzarella was really good about being crated while he recovered and tolerated his icing treatments like a trooper. Just an overall happy, sweet mush.

This little cheese ball is ready to move on to his next chapter and spend the rest of his life in a loving home. He still needs time to heal from his injuries, so he will need an adopter who can take their time with him and go slow until he has fully recovered. Learn more about the steps to adopt Mozzarella from our partner shelter at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #shelterdogs #giveback #animalwelfare

Mozzarella was found limping down Route 50 by Animal Protection Police, clearly in pain and needing urgent medical care. He was taken to the vet immediately where it was determined that he had compound fractures to his knee and femur. We are unsure of how he got these injuries, possibly hit by a car (if only animals could talk!). He desperately needed surgery, and without hesitation Friends provided the funds he needed to receive this urgent care.

Throughout the whole ordeal, Mozzarella was resilient and oh so patient when he needed daily leg icings to help the healing process. The staff and volunteers at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter made sure he got all the love and attention during his transition time. His foster family said: "Mozzarella is a real sweetie. He loves people and a good snuggle. Mozzarella was really good about being crated while he recovered and tolerated his icing treatments like a trooper. Just an overall happy, sweet mush."

This little cheese ball is ready to move on to his next chapter and spend the rest of his life in a loving home. He still needs time to heal from his injuries, so he will need an adopter who can take their time with him and go slow until he has fully recovered. Learn more about the steps to adopt Mozzarella from our partner shelter at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/adopt/steps.

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #shelterdogs #giveback #animalwelfare
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Mozzarella?🥰 🥺

Beautiful

Oh I love him. I would like to have him!!!

Great name

Rebecca Lea Gallotta i need him

Mandy Noelle

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A huge thank you to all of our Putting for Pets Golf Tournament sponsors, golfers, donors, and volunteers who joined us on September 27th for a beautiful day of comradery and friendly competition in honor of the pets at the Fairfax County Animal Shelter.

Our Putting for Pets Golf Tournament and Fall for the Shelter Pets Online Silent Auction was a huge success, grossing over $72,000 that will go towards providing vital care to the Shelter pets.

Check out all of the event highlights from that day, including the leaderboard scores. You can also visit our event website at ffcas.org/event/golf2021/ to view our event program with a list of our sponsors.

#FriendsofFCAS #golftournament #golffundraiser #shelterpets #adopt #animalwelfare #adopt #giveback
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Join us this Saturday, October 9th, at Ellanor Lawrence Park for this years Parktober Fest!

Bring your friends, family, and dogs to enjoy live music, local brews, and good food. The fest starts at 12 pm, come out and say hello!

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #giveback #animalwelfare

Join us this Saturday, October 9th, at Ellanor Lawrence Park for this years Parktober Fest!

Bring your friends, family, and dogs to enjoy live music, local brews, and good food. The fest starts at 12 pm, come out and say hello!

#FriendsofFCAS #shelterpets #adopt #giveback #animalwelfare
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Noon or 1:00?

See u there!

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