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Friends of the Shelter

Humane Society Friends of the Shelter (FOS) volunteers work closely with the Murray-Calloway Animal Shelter (which is operated by the Fiscal Court of Calloway County and not the Humane Society) to find permanent homes for dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. Humane Society volunteers take photographs of shelter animals and post them for adoption on Volunteers also post animals for adoption in the pet supplies section of the local Wal-Mart.

Since the enormous number of animals entering the shelter is many more than the number of adopters, the shelter must euthanize so FOS volunteers pull as many pets as possible from the shelter into the Humane Society's dog and cat adoption programs. Volunteers also work to relocate animals into reputable puppy and dog rescue organizations.

Friends of the Shelter added cat cages in 2007 at the shelter and dog and cat veterinary funds were established. Funds are used to spay or neuter some animals making them more adoptable and to provide other veterinary care for the comfort of the animals and to improve their chance to find a forever home.

The focus programs of Friends of the Shelter,, adoption programs and rescue placements, save the lives of animals who find themselves abandoned in the local shelter.

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