Friends of the Animal Community

Dedicated to improving the long-term welfare
of the shelter animals in our community.

FOAC is a small, local, 501c3 non-profit, ALL VOLUNTEER organization dedicated to relieving over-crowding at Tuolumne County Animal Control (AC); promoting the health of abused and abandoned animals; reducing unnecessary euthanasia; and ultimately expediting movement of homeless dogs into permanent, loving homes. As its name denotes, FOAC also provides assistance in meeting the needs of pets belonging to people in our community. These needs include re-homing a pet whose owner must relinquish it, or who can no longer care for it, and, in extreme emergencies, we have helped with financial assistance for medical issues or boarding and feeding. We are the only dog rescue group in Tuolumne County that offers this free service. Essentially, we give animals another chance for a better life.CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FOAC

News & Announcements


URGENT Volunteers Needed at the FOAC Adoption Center Please Help !!!!!!

The FOAC Adoption Center and store, Is located at 14841 Mono Way, Sonora Ca 95370 209-533-3622 (former location of Pet Paradise) hours of operation are Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. FOAC Volunteer Job Descriptions Volunteers must…..


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Shop at Amazon Smile and support FOAC

  To shop at AmazonSmile and Give to FOAC click on the image or go to Just shop away, choose your charity as Friends of the Animal Community and you will automatically donate .5%…..



Urgent Laya and Luke Need a Foster Home- BOTH Super Sweet

Laya is a new FOAC dog. Laya and brother Luke were at the shelter for a long, long time waiting to be adopted. FOAC has taken them both in. If you would like to meet…..



MEOW! We Help Kitties Too!

Visit our kitty “adoptables” in person at Tia’s Tub n’ Toys. Through the gracious hospitality of Tia’s, we’re able to show some of our felines awaiting new homes. Drop in and visit them at 716…..


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