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(Serving the residents of Greene, Putnam, and Hancock Counties)
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 – Durham Veterinary
Additional information and dates for COFAS sponsored clinics may be found on the events page. Clinic dates are posted as they become available. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the COFAS Spay / Neuter Line: 706.688.9010 (spay/neuter only, please send other questions or requests to email@example.com).
It’s Circle of Friends 15th Anniversary!!
Please see our latest Newsletter to see how we have assisted the Greene and Putnam County communities and read about a few of the volunteers that are enabling COFAS to continue forward
Georgia Pet Foundation awards Circle of Friends Animal Society
COFAS is honored to announce an $8000 grant by the Georgia Pet Foundation (GPF) to continue providing spay / neuter services to low income families residing within Greene and Putnam Counties. We are very happy to share the goal of reducing the unwanted pet population via spay / neuter programs, foster programs and adoption events.
GPF was established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization in April 2016 when Governor Deal signed legislation approving the new tag. Through the sale of specialty license plates and private charitable donations the Georgia Pet Foundation (GPF) will fund eligible, statewide spay-neuter programs in an effort to eliminate pet overpopulation and the euthanasia of healthy and treatable cats and dogs. GPF license plates may be purchased through your local county tag office. $19 of the fee goes towards the spay / neuter program.
Rescues in 2021
COFAS rescued 1,164 critters in 2021. This was a combination of accepting from animal control facilities and owner surrenders. We never turn anyone away due to pre-existing conditions. We ensure all of our rescues receive the medical care needed to become popular family members.
Spay / Neuter in 2021
COFAS is proud that we were able to provide spay / neuter services to 418 critters in 2021. COFAS believes that investing in our community reduces the financial burden that has beset many of our neighbors. In 2021, COFAS invested just under $29,000 in medical care for family owned pets.
Circle of Friends Animal Society invested just under $29,000 in 2021 in support of our community with these vital spay / neuter / medical programs
Circle of Friends Animal Society (COFAS) believes that no family should be required to make difficult pet ownership decisions due to cost issues. To that end, and with a fantastic support team, COFAS created multiple programs to assist area residents
Community Spay / Neuter Program. Our primary outreach program performed with the support of Durham Veterinary Clinic and the Lake Oconee Animal Hospital. The program has residency and income requirements targeting pet owners residing within Greene and Putnam counties. Qualified owner’s dogs and cats receive the spay / neuter procedure and required vaccinations at no cost to the pet owner.
Spay / Neuter Clinics at Durham Veterinary Clinic. To improve access to this very important spay / neuter procedure, Circle of Friends Animal Society, with the support of Durham Veterinary Clinic, coordinates a low cost clinic in Greene County. On the designated day, we offer the spay / neuter procedure at the subsidized rates of $50 / dog and $30 / cat. The program does not have income requirements but space is limited.
Emergency Medical. COFAS hopes this need is rare but understands it is sometimes unavoidable. We will assist Greene and Putnam pet owners with emergency situations when cost is a factor. The program is operated on a case-by-case basis and when funds are available.
Need more information on our Spay / Neuter Programs? Call the Circle of Friends Animal Society’s Spay / Neuter Information line: (706) 688.9010 or our site: cofas.org. Please note that all procedures are performed in Greene County and Putnam County. Circle of Friends Animal Society is a Georgia 501(c)3 non-profit organization.