To mobilize the community:
OUR PROGRAMS & SERVICES
SNAP - Spay & Neuter Assistance Program
FRIENDS offers financial assistance for spay or neuter for animals in Hancock County. Advantages of spay / neuter are:
ADOPTION SUBSIDY & TRANSPORT
FRIENDS helps defray costs of adoptions from time to time in response to overcrowding due to increased admissions, or to ensure large breed dogs and adult animals find homes. FRIENDS also helps facilitate adoptions at PetSmart. In addition, we fund the transport of animals to areas of need for adoption.
T N R - Trap, Neuter & Release Program
Contact FRIENDS for information and tips on relocation of feral cats to stable cat colonies to help control over-population.
The Hancock County Animal Shelter is a municipal entity and is not owned or operated by FRIENDS. However, funds are designated to aid in purchasing medical supplies, equipment, and more. FRIENDS members and supporters also volunteer at the shelter and offsite events.
GUMBO FUND (Medical Aid Fund)
This fund was created to help stray animals who are brought to the shelter and need medical attention. It also helps defray costs involved in fostering for very young and ill admissions. All donations in memory of a loved one (furry and non) are designated for this fund. Additional donations are also welcome.
FRIENDS provides outreach to the community to educate on pet care and animal control issues. Some of our efforts include:
2018 Business of the Year Informational Video
FRIENDS accepts support for current programs.