Posted: 10/14/2016

FOWAS helps rescued dogs

Both dogs needed medical care that was beyond the scope of the Animal Services Authority's budget. FOWAS helped by funding hip xrays (L) and mass removal surgery and biopsies (R). The two dogs got a second chance - thanks to the people who support FOWAS.

Posted: 08/12/2016

FOWAS helps a rabbit in need

Patrick was found as a stray along the side of the road in Santa Cruz and he was brought into the shelter on August 3. He was skinny and had a many bites which required medical attention. Initially, he was examined by the Shelter's Vet and found to be not a candidate for adoption due to his injuries. However, Rabbit Haven rescued him and FOWAS funds were provided for an exam, x-rays and treatment. The exam indicated that Patrick will heal with medical attention. He was put on antibiotics and the woman who found him indicated she wanted to foster him for Rabbit Haven. As of August 11th, he was released to her and should eventually be adopted. This is a happy ending thanks to FOWAS funds and Rabbit Haven.


Help FOWAS continue to help our community!
Here is what we did in 2015:

  • 409 dogs and 667 cats have been spayed or neutered at the FOWAS-provided low-cost clinic. (January - October, 2015).
  • Over 200 dogs were vaccinated during our annual Healthy Dog Vaccine Clinic.
  • The Second Chance Fund paid for the treatment of several adoptable animals at the shelter which otherwise the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter could not afford.
  • FOWAS also provides supplies (such as blankets, toys, etc.) to ensure that animals at the Shelter are as comfortable as possible and works to educate the public about animal care and spay/neuter.
  • The number of animals surrendered at the shelter has been decreasing since the spay & neuter clinic opened 2 years ago. We believe this is due to the services that FOWAS facilitates, especially spay and neuter.

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