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Our clinic needs towels and
plastic cat carriers.
If you have extras,
please donate at
the Watsonville Animal Shelter
at 580 Airport Blvd.

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Posted: 02/07/2018

FOWAS pays for medical treatment for a wonderful dog

Bridget came to the shelter in early November.  She needed a lot of help including grooming, confidence building and dental work.  In addition, her ear canals required ablation surgery. This was completed by a surgeon at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital.  After the surgery she went into foster for recovery with one of the shelter volunteers.

Bridget is thriving in foster pending veterinary clearance before going up for adoption.

Donations from the community and from FOWAS Second Chance Funds, paid for the required care.

Posted: 01/18/2018

FOWAS pays for medical treatment for adoptable bunnies

All of these rabbits were adoptable but had minor health issues requiring medical attention.

FOWAS, using Second Chance Funds, paid for the required care.

After treatment all of these bunnies were given a clean bill of health and are now either ready to be adopted or already in their new homes.

Read more stories about the Second Chance Fund

Help FOWAS continue to help our community!
Here is what we did in 2017:

  • 510 dogs and 707 cats have been spayed or neutered at the FOWAS-provided low-cost clinic. (November, 2016 - November, 2017).
  • The Second Chance Fund paid for the treatment of 6 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 4 years ago. We believe this is due to the services that FOWAS facilitates, especially spay and neuter.

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