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Posted: 06/03/2018

Healthy Dogs Shot Fair at the FOWAS Clinic

FOWAS provided our clinic and volunteers for the Watsonville "Healthy Dogs Shot Fair." The Fair was also sponsored by the SCC Animal Shelter and took place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018.

Area dogs were provided with FREE Rabies Shots, FREE Distemper/Parvo Shots and Microchipped at no cost.shot fair
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Posted: 06/03/2018

FOWAS helps desperate bunny

On May 2, this female bunny was found by a caring community member and taken to the shelter. Despite her sad situation (can you imagine living with teeth so overgrown?), her attitude said, “I’m good – just save me.” FOWAS covered veterinarian expenses and Dr. Stern trimmed those big long teeth, did a full work up, got her on course, and now she’s recovering in foster care.
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Pet Ownership During Your Golden Years

An article which includes many terrific tips.

Written by a friend of FOWAS.

Click here to read it.
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Image courtesy of Pixabay

Posted: 02/07/2018

FOWAS pays for medical treatment for a wonderful dog

Bridget came to the shelter in early November.  She needed a lot of help including grooming, confidence building and dental work.  In addition, her ear canals required ablation surgery. This was completed by a surgeon at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital.  After the surgery she went into foster for recovery with one of the shelter volunteers.

Bridget is thriving in foster pending veterinary clearance before going up for adoption.

Donations from the community and from FOWAS Second Chance Funds, paid for the required care.

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.

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