Friends of Citrus County Animal Services (FOCCAS) was formed by a team of concerned citizens who are dedicated to advocating animal welfare, community involvement and humane education. Our mission is to build awareness in the community about the local shelter, increase the adopt-ability of shelter animals, highlight our adoptable pets, work to increase pet adoptions and foster alliances with rescues. We have also begun selectively rescuing and adopting out selected dogs.
FOCCAS is a registered charity in the State of FL and has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. We have no paid employees or directors. We are 100% volunteer-based. All donations are used to help the animals. Our volunteers & fosters provide their own transportation for themselves and shelter pets to adoption events, veterinary care, and other rescue groups. Often our pets require extensive medical care for conditions or injuries that are beyond the scope of shelter medicine. Surgeries and x-rays are the most common. We rely entirely on donations and fundraising efforts.
All adopters must be at least 18 years old (or accompanied by an adult) and either own their own home or have written permission and/or a rental agreement that specifies they can have pets on the property. Some dogs will only be adopted out to applicants with a fenced yard and/or proven handling experience with the breed.
All our pets are kept by fosters in their homes, we have no "kennel facility". All our pets are indoor, companion animals - we DO NOT offer any sort of guard or yard dogs EVER !
There is a required donation for all adoptions that varies by dog, please refer to the description for a given dog's requested donation. All our dogs are spayed/neutered, current on rabies, distemper/parvo & Bordetella vaccinations, heartworm tested, wormed, on flea and heartworm preventative and microchipped.
You may email us anytime @ info@FriendsofCCAS.com if you have questions about our adoption process or would like an adoption application.
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 641
Inverness, Fl 34451