Is to improve the lives of animals in Transylvania County.
Besides the obvious problem of having thousands of animals that need to find homes, our companion animals make better pets and live longer once they are altered. Both male and female animals have much less cancers after being altered, are more affectionate and focused on their humans.
The cost of your pet’s spay/neuter surgery is a lot less than the cost of caring for a litter. It also beats the cost of treatment when your unneutered tom escapes and gets into fights with neighborhood strays. Or the cost of cleaning the carpet that your un-spayed cats sprays or urinates on instead of the litter box.
Millions of cats and dogs of all ages and breeds are euthanized annually or suffer as strays. These high numbers are the result of unwanted, unplanned litters that could have been prevented by spaying or neutering. Friends of the Animals is committed to providing a non-lethal solution to the problem of shelter pet overpopulation. FOTAS was successful in getting funds to build a new animal shelter thanks to the support of many county residents. We realized that unless we reduce the number of animals in the shelter, we will never solve the problem of too many animals and will have to continue to enthanize them.
A focused and successful spay/neuter program will mean our County has fewer animals to shelter, feed, and unfortunately, euthanize. This will save county residents money as well as the lives of many animals. It will allow the shelter to do more outreach and concentrate on enforcing animal abuse cases and education