Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center (FCC) accepts every animal brought through its doors. FCAC has charge of animals in our county who have been let down by every human they've known. Shelter staff have the expertise and the compassion to save the pets whose needs go beyond basic care, but FCAC lacks the resources to do this and, as a county agency, the shelter is not allowed to solicit donations on its own behalf. That's where Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter (FFOCAS) comes in.
Frederick Friends of our County Animal Shelter’s mission is to support and facilitate FCAC's lifesaving work by providing the resources to:
treat and rehabilitate animals with medical and behavioral needs who might otherwise have to be humanely euthanized;
enrich the shelter environment and reduce the amount of time any animal stays in the shelter, minimizing the chance for new behavior or health problems to develop;
recruit volunteers and foster care providers who are able to work with special needs animals;
reduce the homeless pet population by supporting and facilitating the spaying and neutering of companion animals; and
help families keep the pets they have by providing the resources to help them resolve common behavior problems and find pet-friendly housing.