Our Mission Statement
Friends of the Animal Shelter is a group whose mission is to support the construction of a new animal shelter in Transylvania County. We operate as a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Our focus is to:
- Raise awareness in the community for the need of a new animal shelter,
- Operate a fund raising campaign to support the funds already committed by the Transylvania County government for construction of a new county owned and operated animal shelter, and
- Support local government in the building of the new Transylvania County Animal Shelter.
Benefits of a New Animal Shelter
- Sustainability to meet county needs for the next 25+ years
- Healthy and less stressed animals for adoption
- Pleasant environment for public, staff and animals
- Addresses Public health issues; rabies isolation and disease control
Who we are:
A group of individuals from diverse backgrounds all sharing a common interest recently came together to form a group called Friends Of The Animal Shelter (FOTAS). The group’s mission is to support Transylvania County’s effort to build a much-needed, new animal shelter. The old shelter currently located on Ross Road was built in the mid-fifties and has become obsolete in size, functionality, and its structural condition renders it not suitable for renovation.
The group’s main function is to mount a fund-raising campaign to support the funds already committed by the county for the new animal shelter.
The group is working very closely with the County Manager and the County Board of Commissioners to bring the new animal shelter to completion.