“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings ―
Mission Statement
Mission Statement
Friends of Madera Animal Shelter is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, run by dedicated volunteers working tirelessly to support the education of responsible pet ownership. Through donations, we spay and neuter pets in our community reducing the number of animals being euthanized. We are sworn to saving animals in crisis, working with our rescue partners, finding qualified and loving forever homes through our adoption events. 
Rescue &
Adoptions
FMAS sends an estimated
2,000 animals a year to rescue.
This is our best avenue to reduce
overcrowding and euthanizing in the shelter. We have many rescue partners
we work with each trip costs an estimate $600 and we make at least 2-3 a month.
F.M.A.S. particiaptes in adoiption events every month. We partner with PetsMart and transport animals to Bay Area stores for adoption events monthly. PetsMart has been a great adoption partner for our animals and supports us with grants, supplies and adoption promiotions.
Adoption Specials
Forever Pit Adoption Special
FMAS sponsors part of all pitbull adoptions from the County Shelter. Any pit or pit mix over 6 months is just $25.00 your cost. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines and microchip.

To find out how you can help the homeless animals in Madera County please contact us or refer to our information tabs for donations or volunteering info.

Want to be a volunteer? Please fill out an volunteer application and someone will be in contact with you. We reply on volunteers to save as many animals as we do we have many different area you can help in depending on your interests and experience level with animals. Want to donate? F.M.A.S. has many ways you can donate , many include just online shopping! We are enrolled in Amazon Smile and igive. All you have to do is shop online and they donate a percentage to FMAS. We also have a paypal as well as facebook donations setup. We also take material donations such as food, towels, newspaper, heat discs, kitten and puppy supplies, toys etc...