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

2016 FOAC Calendar

FOAC Announces the 2016 Angels to the Rescue Calendar

ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL OF OUR 4th ANNUAL BENEFIT CALENDAR! Great Christmas Gifts for Animal and Children Lovers!! This year the theme is Children and their Rescues. We titled it, Angels to the Rescue. By purchasing, you are…..


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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%…..



Tanner Needs a Foster Home- Super Sweet

   Gets along Great with other dogs. Please come visit and walk him if you can – He is at Paws Inn and has been waiting much to long…. Tanner needs a foster home. Do you…..


Thank you dogs

A Big Thank You to Sonora Area Foundation and the ASPCA!

A big thank you to the Sonora Area Foundation for their $20,000 grant in 2014 to FOAC for building improvements to help with our new endeaver to assist in the management of Paws Inn and save…..


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