Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter Who We Are

Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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The Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization and public charity. Our mission is to assist the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter to reduce euthanasia rates by providing the following programs, including but not limited to: home fostering, behavioral training and socialization, offsite pet adoptions, adoption and follow-up counseling, and spay/neuter assistance. Please note that all animals in our care are pulled from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter.

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Upcoming Events

October 22nd - PET FEST! - Lafreniere Park, Metairie, LA 10am-4pm.
November 4th Adoption Event - Jefferson Feed, 4421 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, LA. 10am-2pm.

We currently have the following programs in place:

Monthly Pet Adoption Days - Animals from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter are brought to offsite locations each month by our volunteers. Many people find a visit to the shelter too stressful, so offsite Pet Adoption Days provide potential adopters an alternative place to meet the shelter animals.

Volunteers help maintain the Cat Adoption Center, known as Meow Town Cat Adoption Center at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center,
which features felines from the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. Since Meow Town Cat Adoption Center was established at Jefferson Feed in May 2003, over 700 felines have been adopted.

The Kitten/Cat Fostering Program - Volunteers are needed to foster orphan kittens younger than 6 weeks, mother cats with litters younger than 6 weeks, and adult cats that may need more care than the shelter can offer. Volunteers take these animals into their home and provide the care and love they need. FJAS pays for food and veterinary expenses - volunteers are responsible for their care which includes socialization of the animal, vet visits, transportation to spay/neuter surgery, and bringing the animal to Pet Adoption Days. To date, over 2000 felines have graduated from our Kitten Fostering Program to be placed in loving homes.

Shelter Dog Socialization - This program provides shelter dogs with socialization, exercise and training.

Other Opportunities - Opportunities pop up now and then that we may need a volunteer for - Annual Pet Fest in the fall, fundraisers, mailings, spay/neuter efforts, etc.

Friends of the Jefferson Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 1079
Metairie, LA 70004-1079