Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter

A 501c3 Organization



About Us

In 2004, Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter (FOGAS) incorporated as a non-profit, charitable organization with two primary goals.  To promote the spaying and neutering of pets in Gonzales County, and to promote adoption of animals from the Gonzales Animal Shelters.

In 2004, the Cat Adoption Center was opened. It houses the cats and kittens and is located at 505 St. Francis in central Gonzales. 


The shelter is run entirely by volunteers. 

Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter
505 St. Francis
Gonzales, TX 78629

Adoption Hours:  Monday - Friday  3:00 - 5:00 pm ,  Saturday 1:00-4:00pm

CATS: Mary Anne MacLean 
cat-heaven@stx.rr.com 
phone: (830) 857-1616

 

Our Tax Return is available upon request.  

 

 

Highlights of our accomplishments since forming in 2004.

 

Over 2800 pets of low income owners spay/neutered at no cost to the owners, the city or the county.

  -  Over 2750 shelter orphans spay/neutered so they could be adopted out.
  -  Over 4300 shelter dogs and cats re-homed through our own adoption efforts and those of our adoption partners.
  -  Equine efforts begun in 2008 have rescued and saved 21 horses. 

   - Managed the City dog and cat shelters for the last 3 years and  HELPED TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY NO-KILL !!!


It’s achieving this “no-kill” status that has made all of our hard, often dirty, work worthwhile. Communities of all sizes are striving to get there, and we ARE there. It means that healthy, adoptable pets who happen to be homeless will be safely sheltered until they are re-homed.


We achieved “no-kill” status by using two primary tools. First we have provided free spay/neuter services for the pets of qualifying owners for seven straight years. This was done by winning grants and executing them through local veterinary clinics. Over the 7 years this has brought $270,000 into our local economy as well as lowered our shelter intake.
The second major effort was to increase our shelter adoptions from fewer than 100 per year in 2004 to just over 600 in 2010. This was done through our direct efforts and those of our rescue group teammates.

 

 

Shelter Info

The Cat Adoption Center is located at 505 Saint Francis Street, in Downtown Gonzales, Texas  78629

Shelter hours are Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 5:00, and we are now open Saturday from 1 - 4 pm.  Phone 830-857-1616.  Please stop by and visit with us and the kitties!  

                                                                                                 
                                                                                     

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Foster Volunteers Needed!

Fosters Needed!    Foster Care: We need help this time of year. Too many little orphans come in without Mom, and they need a good deal of care for two to four weeks. You can truly be a lifesaver and make a contribution to your community. If you can help and you’re at least 16 years old, give us a call at 830-857-1616. We’ll be glad to teach you how to help these little fur angels.

                                          

Wish List

The Cat Shelter is always in need of the following:  Name brand canned cat food, blankets, and bedspreads, and cat carriers,   If you would like to donate an item, please drop it off at the shelter at 505 Saint Francis Street in Gonzales.  We also often need a handy-man type person who would like to donate their time for small repairs, yard work, and constructing cat condos!

                                                                                      


We Are Honored!

FOGAS has been honored with a Cat Rescue Award for excellence in helping needy cats who just need a warm home and some love.  We are excited and humbled that SimplyCatBreeds.org found us to be an organization worthy of this recognition!  Thank you!