Our animal control takes two to three thousand animals per year into an antiquated 50 year old facility that is less than 1500 square feet. As a consequence, our euthanasia rate is four times higher than the national average. Friends of Marshall Animals is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization committed to supporting the construction of a new animal shelter and decreasing euthanasia at the current Marshall Animal Shelter. It is our mission to help more dogs and cats find homes through adoption events and to support the future new shelter’s needs with fundraising events.
Volunteers are needed to help us raise funds and community awareness.
We also need fosters and photographers to help get animals out of the shelter now.
On August 9th 2021, Marshall went from having the oldest animal shelter in Texas to having the newest! The 53 year old facility with less than 1500 square feet was replaced by one nearly five times larger.
The new center will allow FOMA to devote most of its energy and resources to reducing the city’s euthanasia rate to as close to zero as possible.
In addition to continuing a robust fostering program, sponsoring numerous fund-raising events, and coordinating public adoption opportunities, FOMA is working with the City of Marshall to establish training programs, spay/neuter clinics, and community outreach programs.
We need lots of volunteers to help us make it happen!