What it is:
Friends of Animal Control (FOAC) is a program sponsored by Harmony Rescue, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Hundreds of unwanted animals are taken in by local animal control facilities every year. Many are surrendered by their owners due to life changes, while others are taken in as strays or seized by local officials for various reasons. Most of these animals are wonderful, loving companion animals that simply have nowhere to go. Their time at the animal control facility is limited due to limited space for holding. Once the kennels are full, there are few options for Animal Control (AC). Currently, the AC facilities do on-site adoptions; transfer dogs to local rescue groups for placement, and euthanize when there are no other options.
To provide Campbell County and animal control facilities in surrounding counties with more options for placement of the animals in their care, decreasing euthanasia due to lack of space.
Friends of Animal Control (FOAC) works with the following rescue organizations:
FOAC, in cooperation with the Animal Control Facility employees, will provide behavioral assessments on dogs to determine best placement for dogs.
- Harmony Rescue, Inc. 501c3
- Gateway Regional Rescue
FOAC will provide basic medical care for dogs whose availability date is reached. This will include, but is not limited to, initial vaccinations, deworming, and flea/tick preventive.
FOAC will work with Animal Control to pursue adoptions and transfer to other rescues as needed.
FOAC will educate the public about training and proper care of animals.
A friend of Animal Control (FOAC) relies on adoption fees and public donations for support. Donations may be made using Harmony Rescue’s PayPal, or through direct donations of cash or check, designating money to go to “Friends of Animal Control or FOAC.”