Friends of the Animal Community is a small organization dedicated to relieving over-crowding at Tuolumne County Animal Control (AC); promoting the health of abused and abandoned animals; reducing unnecessary euthanasia; and ultimately expediting movement of homeless dogs into permanent, loving homes. As its name denotes, FOAC also provides assistance in meeting the needs of pets belonging to people in our community. These needs include re-homing a pet whose owner must relinquish it, or who can no longer care for it, and, in extreme emergencies, we have helped with financial assistance for medical issues or boarding and feeding.
FOAC is always looking for any additional help whether it's one-time or all the time. Visit our website if you are interested in volunteering and click on the volunteer tab.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Our primary location is in Sonora CA. We currently have an Adoption Center at 14841 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370 209 533-FOAC (209 533-3622)
Our Adoption Process...
Step 1: Find your pet by browsing through our available pets below, or visit the FOAC website at foac.us. We also host adoption days!
Step 2: Next fill out our Adoption Application here. Once we receive your application, FOAC will contact your veterinarian and animal control to verify there are no issues or complaints. The cat or dog you choose will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.
Step 3: Once we have reviewed your application and completed our verifications, you will be contacted so we can make arrangements for a meet and greet with the animal of your choice. House check may be required.
FOAC is a small rescue and while we do our best to respond to phone calls in a timely manner it may take longer than expected at times to respond.
Adoption fees are $200 for dogs and $75 for cats. Adoptions fees may vary slightly depending on the animal and the situation. Seniors are eligible for a adoption fee discount.
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to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter!
Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures,
on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.