BIG Thanks to Charlton Middle School National Junior Honor Society for their assistance with organizing and inventory at the shelter!

FOCAS is on FB!
Sweet Success!

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!

The Barkwood Inn is Collecting Donations for FOCAS!

Big thank you to The Barkwood Inn Pet Resort in Charlton, MA for choosing Friends of Charlton Animal Shelter as their charity!

Our wish list:
Dry and Canned Dog Food
Dry and Canned Cat Food
Dog and Cat Toys
Cat Litter
Bath size towels
Disposable gloves (medium size vinyl or latex)
Paper Towels
Also accepting dog and cat carriers in good/clean condition.
Next FOCAS Meeting: Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlton Municipal Animal Shelter, 15 Old Town Rd, Charlton, MA.
Pet Pics with Santa - December 12, 2015 from 9 AM - 1 PM
Southbridge Savings Bank, 2 Center Depot Road (across from CVS) in Charlton

Join FOCAS and Southbridge Savings Bank for our annual holiday photo opp! Santa and one of his elves be will there to pose with your pets! Refreshments for humans and treats for your furry family with be served. FOCAS will gladly accept donations for your pet(s) photos!

Dogs must be on leash. Cats must be in carriers. HO! HO! HOpe to see you there! Download the flyer
We need: CAT LITTER (preferably non clumping and no cedar) and DRY DOG FOOD (preferably Purina)

Donations may be dropped off at the Charlton Municipal Animal Shelter at 15 Old Town Road, the Charlton Police Department at 85 Masonic Home Road, or the Town Hall in the Selectmen's Office, 37 Main Street. Please send us a quick email at info@focascharlton.org letting us know you are dropping of supplies!
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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