Friends of the Pocatello Animal Shelter (FPAS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors. The primary function of FPAS is to raise donations and apply these funds to helping with continued sucess of the Pocatello Animal Shelter. Friends funds Pets 4 Vets, Katie's Old Friends, Second Chance fund, and several other areas within the shelter.
The group was initially started to help raise funds to help build a new, much needed, shelter facility. Through fundraising and private donations, enough money was raised to pay for architectural plans and drawings of a new, larger facility. FPAS volunteers then put in time attending public meetings and events to share information with the public in hopes of getting a $2.8 million bond passed in order to build the new facility. As a result, in the fall of 2012, the citizens of Pocatello passed a bond to pay for a new shelter facility. Because the plans were already drawn up, building of the new shelter started shortly after the bond was passed. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of all of those involved, in February of 2015, the brand new, 15,278 sq foot facility was opened.
Friends continues to raise funds to support the Pocatello Animal Shelter. You can help by donating today, we have a link on this site under "How you can Help?" Donations. You can also watch for our two annual fundraisers. Run with the Big Dogs held in April, and Splash Dance for Dogs held after the Ross Park Aquatic Center closes for the season.
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