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

Pupp Program *Our phenomenal PUPP Program (Prisoners Uniting People & Puppies) is literally changing INMATES as well as DOGS lives forever.

 Many of the men are serving life sentences. They wanted to be part of the program because they felt this was one way to actually give back to society. The PUPP Program takes harder to…..


FOAC 2018 Adoptions All Time High 545 ***

Come visit us at 14841 Mono Way Sonora, Ca 95370 2018 Adoptions = 545 * Intakes 662 ** by FOAC!!!


Shop at Chewy and Support FOAC Friends of the Animal Community and  Chewy  are now, partners in the Shelter & Rescue Network!


*** Click on the Adoptable Pets Tab *Foster and 4-Ever Homes Needed

URGENT Need for Foster Home for Puppies * Help Needed If you can help or If you are interested in meeting any animal, please call and leave a message on 1 888 508 1112. There is…..


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