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Charlton Animal Control's new municipal animal shelter is 30 x 70 feet and includes 6 kennels, a healthy cat room, a kitchen with a quarantine area, bathroom, and garage. Stray dogs and cats now stay in a clean, bright, warm, safe, secure, state of the art shelter until they are claimed by their owners or transferred to local shelters. All thanks to a combination of donations raised by FOCAS, many volunteer workers, and town funds! Check out the slide show on Photos.

Our current mission is to provide the funds needed for special equipment, educational programs and services, including public awareness relating to animal health, disease and cruelty issues. Please join us!

As a non-profit organization, funds will be raised through donations, membership fees, events and grants. We look forward to working with you! Visit our How To Help page for other ways you can assist. Thanks!

F.O.C.A.S. Announcements, Events, and Activities!

FOCAS Annual Meeting - Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Friends of Charlton Animal Shelter will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlton Municipal Animal Shelter, 15 Old Town Road, Charlton, MA! Members and the general public are welcome to attend! Agenda includes a recap of last year's activities and election of the Board of Directors. Take some time to come meet us and join or renew your membership for 2016! Regular meeting to follow.

There is one open position on the Board of Directors. The Board manages the business of the organization. Board meetings are held once a month at the Charlton Municipal Animal Shelter, typically on the third Tuesday for an hour or two depending on the length of the agenda. Board members plan events, fundraisers, and make decisions on expenditures to support Charlton Animal Control. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please send an email to info@focascharlton.org.

Directions to Charlton Municipal Animal Control Facility, 15 Old Town Road
Lucy's Fund

Lucy’s Fund was originally created in 2011 for a stray 5 year old Shepherd mix found wandering a back road in Charlton. Thin, missing a lot of fur, and clearly neglected for some time, “Lucy” was seen by a vet and diagnosed with mange and lyme disease. Because mange can be contagious to other animals and people, local shelters could not take her into their program. Luckily, Friends of Charlton Animal Shelter stepped in and created Lucy’s Fund to accept donations used to offset the cost of Lucy’s care. The response was phenomenal! Lucy was treated for a variety of health issues, and has been adopted by her foster family.

Lucy’s Fund was so successful that FOCAS decided to make it a permanent fund. Monies donated to Lucy’s Fund will be set aside to help stray dogs and cats that come into Charlton Animal Control with potentially contagious health issues, such as mange or upper respiratory infections. Lucy’s Fund would help cover costs for such veterinary services as heartworm/lyme tests for dogs or FELV/FIV tests for cats, medications needed to treat upper respiratory or eye/ear infections, fleas, and parasites. This fund will help give sick or injured animals a chance to recover while in the care of animal control and then be transferred to a local shelter for adoption.

Your donation can literally make the difference between life and death for sick, but adoptable, stray dogs or cats. Donations may be made payable to Friends of Charlton Animal Shelter with "Lucy" in the memo line, and mailed to FOCAS, P.O. Box 322, Charlton, MA 01507.
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