• Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter


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Mission Statement

The Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter (FMAS) believe that all animals are deserving of life, respect and care. To that end, our goal is zero-population growth through spay and neuter programs and services that focus on education, medical care, fostering and adoption


Our facility is located in beautiful Manchester, New Hampshire, just minutes from highway 293. The shelter is wholly operated by the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter (FMAS), a non-profit organization comprised almost entirely of volunteers. The shelter serves the Manchester area by taking in stray and homeless animals, providing them with medical treatment, food, and shelter, and then making them available for adoption to the general public. The process is never ending as each year more than a thousand cats and 300+ dogs find their way to our door.

The shelter boasts an in-house spay/neuter program, assuring that every animal that passes through will no longer contribute to the city's pet overpopulation problem. We are especially proud that the animals at our shelter are not needlessly euthanized. We have learned that there is a loving home waiting for every animal, no matter how old, ill, or handicapped it might be... sometimes it just takes awhile to find it.

As a non-profit facility, the shelter is dependent on volunteers and donations from the public for its survival. If you love animals and share our vision of a truly humane animal shelter, we hope you will support our cause. There are so many different ways you can help!


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