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Mission Statement

Friends of the Shelter is organized exclusively to provide financial support for the medical, educational and adoption programs of the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Our all-volunteer, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization funds the medical, surgical and recuperative care for over 350 shelter dogs annually, giving them a chance to find their forever families.


Friends of the Shelter (FOTS) is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 coordinating fundraising events and grants to pay medical & recuperative care for sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.



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by Amanda M. from Columbus, OH (March 28, 2012)
I found a volunteer opportunity with Friends of the Shelter through VolunteerMatch.org in late 2007 and have been volunteering with them since. I support their mission, to fund medical and surgical care for sick & injured homeless dogs in Franklin County to enable them to find forever homes, saving their lives as these dogs would not be 'adoptable' without the care. Their fundraising events are always a fun time and they are able to do so much good with such a small volunteer base & funding. 97% of donations to FOTS go directly to the dogs!