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Posted: 01/18/2018

FOWAS pays for medical treatment for adoptable bunnies

All of these rabbits were adoptable but had minor health issues requiring medical attention.

FOWAS, using Second Chance Funds, paid for the required care.

After treatment all of these bunnies were given a clean bill of health and are now either ready to be adopted or already in their new homes.

Help FOWAS continue to help our community!
Here is what we did in 2017:

  • 510 dogs and 707 cats have been spayed or neutered at the FOWAS-provided low-cost clinic. (November, 2016 - November, 2017).
  • The Second Chance Fund paid for the treatment of 6 adoptable animals at the shelter which otherwise the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter could not afford.
  • FOWAS also provides supplies (such as blankets, toys, etc.) to ensure that animals at the Shelter are as comfortable as possible and works to educate the public about animal care and spay/neuter.
  • The number of animals surrendered at the shelter has been decreasing since the spay & neuter clinic opened 4 years ago. We believe this is due to the services that FOWAS facilitates, especially spay and neuter.

Posted: 10/10/2017

Nelly gets help from FOWAS

Nelly was surrendered at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter when her former owner suffered a neck injury and could no longer care for her. After her foster home noticed some problems with her gate, the FOWAS Second Chance Fund stepped in to cover costs for X-rays that showed Nelly has laxity and possibly some early-onset arthritis. 

She went into foster with a staff member and was just adopted last month.In fact, we are sure she is kicking up her heels with gusto in her new home. Go Nelly!
Posted: 10/10/2017

FOWAS helps Deena

Deena came in to the shelter as a stray. Her previous adopter was contacted and they stated that they had not seen her for 3 years and presumed that she had died. Unfortunately that adopter could not come and pick her up because they were no longer in a situation where they could have pets.

Deena needed dental surgery to help eliminate pain in her mouth. FOWAS helped pay for those services. Deena is recovering and looks forward to finding her new home.


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