Programs

Low Cost Vaccination Clinic

Location: Madera Fairgrounds // Entrance to Lowes off of Cleveland Ave.
When: 10am to 12pm on the first Saturday of every month excluding Holidays (if it’s on a Holiday event will be held on following Saturday)

Rabies $6
Parvo/Distemper $12
Wormer $5

Cats must be in carriers. Dogs must be on leashes. No unruly dogs. First come first serve and no one will be admitted after 12pm. Event is held rain or shine, look for the signs!

FMAS PetFinder Volunteer Team!

Do you want to make a difference? Do you like to help animals? Do you enjoy computer work/entry? Does photographing dogs sound fun? If you said “YES” to any of the above, we have the volunteer opportunity for you!

PetFinder Volunteer Teams consist of 3-4 people that go to the shelter each Saturday. They take the dogs out of their kennels, photograph them, write about them and enter their info and pictures online. Each team member is asked to work (1) Saturday per month, between the hours of 9am-12pm at the old shelter or 8am-10am at the Adoption Center. We ask teams to process up to 20 dogs. You can work any position you like and go as fast or slow as you like.

Team positions consist of:

1) Photographer

2) Writer

3) Puller/Dog Handler

4) Computer Entry (Broadband (Cable/DSL) internet is best, not dial-up)

The portal on which we enter the dogs goes to 30 different websites. Making our success rate of 75-85% of all dogs entered, being adoption or going to a rescue. The only requirement is that the info be entered online Saturday, or Sunday at the latest.

We give training and support for each position. The best part of being involved in this is having “FUN” and “SAVING DOGS LIVES” who do not stand much of a chance without us!

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Program

Attention MADERA COUNTY Residents! Feral Cats FIXED FOR FREE.

Are you caring for feral (wild) cat(s)? Did you know that one female cat and her offspring could multiply into hundreds of cats in just a couple of years?

Luckily there is an effective and humane alternative. Trapping, neutering and returning of feral cats to their original habitats has proven to be very effective in reducing feral cat populations. Friends of Madera Animal Shelter (FMAS) would like to help you spay or neuter these cats.

To receive a voucher that will cover the cost of a spay or neuter surgery, please click here to fill out and mail a short form.

A New Trap, Neuter and Release Program Offered for Feral Cats

Colonies of feral or wild cats are growing in Madera County. To reduce the ever increasing number of feral cats that are being destroyed, a new trial program to help residents trap, alter and return wild cats to their habitat is being offered.

Funded by donations and the volunteer group The Friends of the Madera Animal Shelter, the program is called the CRV program (Cat Redemption Value). It pays $10 per feral cat to residents willing to sign up, follow guidelines and assist with the capture, transportation and re release of the altered cats. Live traps are available on loan.

The program is a limited time offer and available for the first 300 feral cats.

Just a couple of wild, unaltered cats when fed  by humans can quickly multiply into large colonies, posing a nuisance in a neighborhood, and the colony’s expand until eventually starvation or disease weakens or kills large numbers of the colony. The wild cats can also spread debilitating respiratory, and other fatal feline diseases such as feline leukemia to outdoor domestic cats that are not vaccinated. Feral cats are also potentially carriers of Rabies and can spread the fatal disease to humans, through saliva in a bite or scratch.

In order to qualify for the $10 per cat reimbursement program, residents must meet specific guidelines and sign up, prior to trapping cats. Cats must not belong to anyone and be wild, and not able to be handled. The trial program is open to Madera County residents only, is subject to change without notice, and other conditions apply.

For seniors and qualifying low income residents, friendly domestic cats can be altered for a $15 co pay, and dogs can be altered for a $20 co pay,  through the ongoing FMAS spay and neuter programs. Applications can be picked up at the Madera County animal shelter at 14269 Road 28. For information on this and other programs please call (559) 363-5106,  visit The Friends of Madera Animal Shelter web site at  http://www.gofmas.com or E-mail carrietut@att.net.   To help with the feral cat program or other programs that help sick, injured or homeless shelter animals donations can be sent to FMAS PO Box 923, Madera, 93639

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