OUR MISSION



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!

We need cat litter! (preferably non clumping and no cedar)

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!
FOCAS Booths

Charlton's Old Home Day
Monday, September 7, 2015 from 9 AM - 1 PM
Town Common, Main Street
www.townofcharlton.net/oldhomedaycom.htm

Pet Rock Fest
Sunday, September 13, 2015 from 9 AM - 12 PM
Becker College, 964 Main St. Leicester, MA
www.petrockfest.org

Come visit our booths at these great community events! Learn about FOCAS and how we support Charlton Animal Control and the town's strays dogs and cats. Purchase hats, t-shirts, and pet collar bandanas with the new FOCAS logo and help support our mission to provide the funds needed by Charlton Animal Control for special equipment, educational programs and services, including public awareness relating to animal health, disease and cruelty issues!
Next FOCAS Meeting: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Charlton Municipal Animal Shelter, 15 Old Town Road, Charlton, MA.
FOCAS Merchandise with NEW Logo!!

T-Shirts, Hats, and Bandanas!

FOCAS Hats
Hats are $12 each
One size fits all
FOCAS T-Shirts
T-Shirts are $10 each
Adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
FOCAS Bandanas
Bandanas are $7 each
Small or Large - slides over collar!

Show your support for the homeless dogs and cats in Charlton with your FOCAS shirt and/or hat with our new logo!!

Quality materials - great price! Great gift ideas!

To order: Please email info@focascharlton.org with size and quantity along with your name, address, and phone number and we will contact you to make arrangements for payment and pickup or delivery.
Membership - Please Become a Member or Renew Your Membership for 2015!

We invite you to new or renew your FOCAS membership for 2015 for only $10 individual or $5 for seniors. Support our mission to provide the funds needed for special equipment, educational programs and services, including public awareness relating to animal health, disease and cruelty issues. FOCAS and Charlton Animal Control thanks you!! Click here for membership information! Thanks for your support!!
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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