Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit animal welfare organization with one primary purpose - to reduce the number of homeless, unwanted and uncared for animals in Bell County. Friends of the Shelter will work to achieve this purpose by focusing on three main objectives:
Promote Responsible Pet Ownership
Encourage Spaying and Neutering
Support the Bell County Animal Shelter
NOTE: All pets seen on this website are rescued pets. To help us find homes for more, consider visiting Petfinder.com for adoptable animals.
WELCOME TO FOS!
We hope you'll want to know How to Help, and the H2H page has instructions on the ways to donate, become a member, or provide a service.
News & Events also has the FOS event calendar, a link to the latest newsletter, and is also the place to download our latest membership brochure.
The FOS Programs page provides information about our Spay/Neuter, Adoption and Education programs, all working to prevent homeless animals from occurring in the first place!
Friends of the Shelter supports the Bell County Animal Shelter, and the development of an animal shelter our county can be proud of and support. Shelter Info has information about shelter activities and services.
About FOS has information about our leadership, our history, and ways you can help through memberships and donations of time and services.
For keeping up with more FOS events, head over to our Calendar.
Click here to access the Winter Newsletter!
Below are statistics that show some of the ways that Friends of the Shelter has worked to meet our goals during 2016.
Friends of the Shelter SNAP (Spay/neuter Assistance Program) Statistics for 2016:
This Program provides low cost or free spay/neuter surgery for low income residents of Bell County
60 male dogs neutered
64 male cats neutered
96 female cats spayed
121 female dogs spayed
FOS Food Program provided 650 bags of dog food
And 350 bags of cat food during 2016 to low income residents,
Averaging 63 dog, and 33 cat owners each month for 10 months.
Friends of the Shelter provided Kind News ( a bi-monthly children’s publication of the Humane Society of the United States) to 22 classrooms in Bell County in 2016.
Friends of the Shelter provided pre-adoption and pre-transfer vaccinations to 1106 dogs, and 292 cats in 2016. We also assisted in transporting many of these pets who were transferred to no-kill shelters and rescue groups. Friends also held 4 offsite (away from the Bell County Shelter) adoptions in 2016, and provided photos and info on adoptable pets at the Shelter for