Friends of Transylvania Animals
Friends of the Animal Shelter is a local nonprofit that operates under the Community Focus Foundation, with 501(c)3 status. The original FOTAS members supported the construction of the new animal shelter in Transylvania County and raised thousands of dollars to make it reality. The shelter opened in 2013 in its new location at 1124 Old Rosman Highway in Brevard, NC.
Later in 2013, FOTAS was renamed Friends of Transylvania Animals (FOTAS) with a new mission to reduce animal overpopulation through low cost spay/neuter in our county. FOTAS assists the shelter financially with capital needs for equipment and supplying non-consumable items. With partnerships with Noah's ARC and Humane Alliance (in Asheville), FOTAS funded over 600+ spay/neuter surgeries in 2015. FOTAS hopes to continue its mission through the coming years by providing low cost spay/neuter; education of the local community; by fundraising; soliciting grants; and developing partnerships with other local animal welfare organizations.