Welcome to

Carbon County
Friends of Animals

Our Adoptable Pet List

Our Pets OF THE MONTH is ABBY: A little about Abby she is a 4 year old Dilute Torti that has been at the shelter since December 10, 2011 she is one of the longest cats living at the shelter. Abby is spayed, up to date with vaccines, felv/fiv negative. Abby gets along well with other cats and is very friendly, stop by at our new location and see Abby and her friends . To adopt contact the shelter at 570-325-9400. Shelter Hours:
9am -5pm 7 days a week

Please go to our new website at www.ccfoa.info and see what other things we have happening.

Who We Are
Scheduled Meetings
Upcoming Fund-raisers and Events
Our Wish List
Tape Saver Program
Collection Barrel

As always, the shelter is very under-staffed. We are in need of dependable people who are willing to volunteer some of their time to help us in the care of the cats at the shelter. No experience is necessary. If interested please call the shelter at 570.325.9400. Don't be shy. It's a good feeling knowing you helped! We need you!! if you have a few extra hours and want to do something stop by and Volunteer.

Carbon County Friends Of Animals
77 West 13th Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

For more information regarding fund-raising contact ccfoa.shelter@gmail.com or stop by at one of the fund-raising meetings held the 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the shelter. To be added to our e-mail group, please contact Betsy at edallas@ptd.net

Anyone needing more information or to arrange pick up please contact me at ccfoa.shelter@gmail.com


Carbon County Friends of Animals is a non-profit organization which advocates the elimination of animal suffering though the sheltering and finding homes for unwanted pets. We also promote low-cost spaying and neutering, and provide educational outreach concerning the welfare of pets. We are a privately run organization, founded in 1998 as a direct need to shelter unwanted cats within our county. Although "Carbon County" is part of our organization name, we do not receive any funding from the county or any other government agency. Unlike the Carbon County Shelter, which is a county run organization providing shelter for unwanted or stray dogs; and does receive county funding, all of our operating, maintenance, and care expenses are paid for by moneys raised by fund-raising and donations. Our goal is to try to shelter as many cats as possible without having to look towards euthanasia as a means of control. We continuously rely and greatly appreciate the donations that we receive from our generous contributors.

77 West 13th Street - Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. We are directly accessible from Rte. 903. (570.325.9400)

Carbon Cruelty Cases... People wishing to report a case of animal cruelty can contact the Carbon County Friends of Animals at 570.325.9400. Those wishing to make a donation to help fund the work of the officers, can send their donation to the Carbon County Friends of Animals, 77 West 13th Street , Jim Thorpe, PA 18229.

Important Information ....

Shelter Adoptions
The shelters adoption rate is $50.00 for each adoption. This fee barely covers the expenses incurred by the shelter for each cat that is brought to us for care, including vaccinations, medications and all veterinary bills. All cats are spayed or neutered at the appropriate age before adoption, with the exception of the kittens that are too young at the time of adoption. So, you are getting a bargain for a healthy life-long companion.

Did you know there is a low-cost spay and neuter program available?
For people who want to do the right thing and may not have the funds to do it, there is a helping hand.

Great News! CCFOA Now offers a low cost spay and neuter program right here in your county.

The cost is $60 and that includes rabies and distemper shots. What a value! Call the shelter for details or to make an appointment

In addition to saving lives, spaying and neutering can also drastically improve your pet's health and life expectancy. The idea that pets become fat or lazy when they are spayed or neutered is a myth. Sterilized pets lead healthier, longer lives. Spaying a female eliminates the possibility of uterine and ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the risk of breast cancer. Neutering a male reduces the risk of both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer. Neutering also will make your pet more affectionate and less likely to roam, get in fights, or become lost.
Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. - and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them.

Scheduled Meetings....
Fundraising - CCFOA holds a meeting on the 1st Monday of each month @ 6:30 PM at the shelter. Everyone is welcome and appreciated.

CCFOA 2010 Fundraising Events

IGIVE.com This site can be used to purchase personal items online. If you register with them and designate a charity such as Carbon County Friends of Animals, a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us!

Purina Weight Circles - Save the weight Circles found on bags of Purina Cat foods and help earn money for CCFOA ! Weight circles may be mailed or brought to the shelter or Deezine's Flowers. Look for weight circles on the following products: Pro-Plan- Adult and Kitten, Purina One- Adult and Kitten, Purina, Veterinary Diets- Feline Formulas, Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, Kit "N Kaboodle, Happy Cat and Tender Vittles.

Our Wish List

Would you like to help out but not sure how? Check out our Wish List. Items can be dropped off at the shelter weekdays 9 AM to 5 PM 7 days a week or you can call 570.325.9400 to make other arrangements.

Any contributions are greatly appreciated!

We could also use volunteers to pick up items such as cat food and litter donated from local stores. Give us a call for more info.

This Months Wish list # 1 item is... Monetary Donations...Please help!
Purina Cat Chow
Purina Kitten Chow
Non-Clumping Litter
Baby Rice Cereal
Gerber Chicken Baby food with NO VEGGIES ADDED
Beds for the Cats
Cat Nail Clippers

Miscellaneous Items:

Weight Circles from Purina

Cleaning Supplies:

Exam Gloves sizes: S, M, L
Dust Pans & Brushes
Brooms, Mops & Plastic Spray Bottles
Heavy Black Garbage Bags
Paper Towels
Laundry/Dish Detergent

Stationary Items:

Black Sharpie Markers
Post-It Pads

Would you like to know other ideas on how your involvement could benefit CCFOA? Here's some helpful ways!

Tape Saver Program 2010 Membership Program Collection Barrel
The Jim Thorpe Market and Redner's Warehouse Market in Nesquehoning, will contribute a percentage of their sales to CCFOA. All you need to do is turn in your receipts from both markets to the following locations. If you're a Redner's customer you will need to apply for a 'Save a Tape' card in order for your purchases to apply. Just go to the Customer Service desk and complete the application, indicating CCFOA as the organization you wish proceeds to go. Each time you make a purchase, have the cashier scan your card. Save your receipts and turn them in. The drop off locations for your receipts are: CCFOA Shelter, Jim Thorpe Pet Center, & Deezine's Flowers and Gifts. Your membership in CCFOA will improve quality of life and exceptional care provided to the cats and kittens that are housed at the shelter. CCFOA is funded completely by donations, adoptions, fund-raisers and membership program. No government funding is provided. Your membership includes: the history of CCFOA, CCFOA newsletter, CCFOA magnetic photo frame and adoption discounts. Your gift is tax deductible!

YES, I want to be a member of the Carbon County Friends of Animals!

Contact The Shelter TODAY!!!!!! ______________________________

Choose From......

Friend ($20)

Business ($50)

Senior (over 65) ($10)

Family ($35)

Pet Memorial ($20) be sure to tell us who the memorial is in memory of

Or mail your request with payment to:

Carbon County Friends of Animals
77 West 13th Street
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

A collection barrel has been placed at the end of the cash registers near the exit door at Redner's Warehouse Market in Nesquehoning. .Donations of any of the items from our wish list would be gratefully appreciated! Just by placing one item in the barrel each time you shop can make a difference!

Just another way that your purchases can help out a homeless pet. Thanks for your support.

If you would like to contact the shelter, please call 570.325.9400