Shelter Spotlight: Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter

Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter is a recent recipient of a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ product donation through our shelter donations program. You can learn about how 1-800-PetMeds Cares here.

The Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter (FAAS) is a non-profit, volunteer operated, Massachusetts based organization. Since 2003, FAAS has placed thousands of cats and dogs in loving homes in Attleboro and the surrounding area.

At any given time, FAAS can shelter up to 20 dogs and 25 cats. They also house cats and dogs in foster homes which allows their animals to work on their behaviors and heal from any medical treatments. Foster homes are also the best place for nursing moms to feel safe while they nurture their youngsters.

What makes FAAS unique, is their community Kibble Kitchen which commenced in 2017. They provide pet food to members of the community in need, which can make a significant difference in whether a cat or dog stays in their home or is surrendered to the shelter.

FAAS is operated by a group of dedicated volunteers who take great pride in the adoption process. They are fully aware that it is easy to fall in love with all the cats and dogs at their shelter, but all animals and adoptive families have different needs. Thus, they have a thorough adoption process in place to properly match their pets with potential owners. The adoption process even requires applicants to submit veterinary/personal references. These measures are taken to ensure that each adopted animal will receive the love and care that they deserve once they leave FAAS.

Each year, FAAS raises approximately $50,000 through their Fur Ball event! This year’s 15th annual Fur Ball will be held on March 10th, and all funds raised goes toward the shelter’s veterinary expenses. You can find out more about this event on the FAAS website.


Meet Rosie! 

“Pretty as can be and full of life! Rosie, about 6 or 7 years old, has come so far in the last couple months. She came to FAAS as stray with a skin infection that had gone untreated. Not only is her skin almost completely healed, and her fur grown back, but her character has really come out. No longer the shy, scared girl, she is larger than life. Being a Lab mix, Rosie would love an active family and someone who is willing to continue her good manners training. When the play time is over, she enjoys a good couch snuggle. Come visit Rosie, and see that her name is well suited for her personality.”


If you would like to adopt one of the pets at Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter that are looking for a home, please visit their website here and submit an adoption application. FAAS can be contacted via email at, Facebook, or by phone 774-203-1862

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