Help the Animals
Monetary Donations

F.M.A.S.  is a non-profit, no kill 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the care, rehabilitation, and adoption of domestic animals. Staffed by volunteers, our main goals are:

  • Remove animals from homeless situations
  • Provide medical care and rehabilitation as neccessary
  • Place animals in secure adoptive homes
  • Provide affordable vaccine & spay/neuter services
  • Provide resources for stray & feral cats and

Donations can be made through PayPal or Facebook

Monthly Donation $25.00
One Time Donation  $25
Monthly Donation $50
One Time Donation $50
One Time Donation  $100
Other Amount

Memorial Gifts and Honor Gifts

Memorials are for people or animals that have passed. Honor gifts are for people or animals still with us that you wish to honor.

Donations may be made in memory of, or in honor of, an animal or individual. Please specify the name of the pet or person being remembered or honored. If you provide their name and address (or a family member's), we will send a card to that person letting them know of your thoughtful gift. 

Estate Planning

Have you considered naming the Friends of Madera Animal Shelter in your will or estate plans? It's a wonderful way to ensure your compassion for animals will continue long past your lifetime. Contact our Staff for more information on including Friends of Madera Animal shelter in your estate planning.

Donated Items

If you would like to donate new or used items to the FMAS we are always in need of the following:
Donated items may be dropped off anytime during regular business hours. 

  • Cat and dog food (kibbel and canned), Canned baby meat food, KMR. PMR. etc....
  • Towels new or used
  • Clumping cat litter
  • Collars, Leashes new or used
  • Kong toys stufable toys
  • Fleece or synthetic blankets (no loose weave or filled blankets)
  • Humane cat traps for feral cat program
  • Wire and plastic pet crates.
  • Newspaper

Shop and Help Animals

Friends of Madera Animal Shelter will recieve a donation when you shop through one of our qualifying partners.
We also have a  Amazon Wishlist if you would like to send us items. 

  • Shop Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate a percentaqge of your purchase to FMAS. Just go to and enter Friends of Madera Animal Shelter as your organization.
  • Shop for a list of multiple qualifying stores and they donate a percentage of your purchase.
  • Shop our amazon wishlist listed under Friends of Madera Animal Shelter Wish List.
  1. Medical Treatment
    Medical Treatment
    $150 provides medical treatment for an ill pet. $75 pays for a diagnostic x-ray for an injured animal.
  2. Misc Supplies
    Misc Supplies
    $50 buys a PVC bed for dogs to lay on in the shelter. $15 buys specialty food for senior and special needs animals. $10 buys a cuddly cat bed.$20 pays for a dog bed or toys for shelter pet enrichment.
  3. Care Package
    Care Package
    $100 Vaccinates, feeds, and cares for a shelter dog or cat for a week.
  4. Spay/Neuter
    $50 spays a dog for a low income owner. $25 neuters a male cat for a low-income family. $40 spays for a spay for a female cat for a low income owner
Fostering& Volunteering

Foster care and volunteer training is provided for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer.

Foster parents provide temporary care for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in their own Madera County and greater-Madera area homes. Some animals need as little as two weeks of care, while others may need care for up to three months. 

Our greatest foster needs are:
Caring for Kittens , Adult Dogs – especially larger dogs, Cats , Momma cats with litters, Orphaned kitten and puppies
Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles and FMAS will custom-match the animals to each foster home. By offering your time, energy and home to an animal in need, you prepare the animal for adoption into a permanent home as well as help prevent overcrowding in our shelter. FMAS is always looking for more foster homes, especially throughout the busy spring and summer seasons.

Most common reasons cats and dogs need foster care:
They are too young to be spayed or neutered and adopted out into permanent homes. When kittens and puppies are eight weeks old and weigh at least two pounds, they can be spayed or neutered and made available for adoption.
They are nursing a litter of kittens or puppies. Although the shelter is a safe environment, it is not the best for raising babies.
FMAS provides: All veterinary care and medicine for foster animals, plus plenty of support to foster parent volunteers. 
Foster parent volunteers provide: Time and a place in their home and lots of love.
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