The Friends of the Stafford County Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. Established in 2015, FOSCAS aides the Stafford County Animal Shelter in its efforts to help homeless animals in our county.
The vision of FOSCAS is for all adoptable animals at the Stafford County Animal Shelter to find a permanent home.
The mission of FOSCAS is to increase pet adoptions at the Stafford County Animal Shelter, improve the quality of life for the Shelter’s animals, promote spay and neuter, assist in raising funds to support and promote the Stafford County Animal Shelter, assist with Shelter volunteers, provide education for responsible dog and cat ownership and facilitate outreach and educational activities about the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Stafford County.
FOSCAS is all-volunteer. No one receives a salary. We are fortunate that we have a welcome partnership with Stafford County Animal Shelter. All donations go directly to the animals!
"Big Shout-Out to Friends of Stafford County Animal Shelter for raising the funds to help this Sweet, Sweet furkid!"
“Thanks for helping raise emergency funds for the shelter pets of Stafford. I can't think of a better cause to donate to. "
How We Help
Each year, close to 2,000 animals make their way to the Stafford County Animal Shelter. Some are strays, many never reunited with their owners. Others are pets surrendered by their owners or confiscated by the county due to neglect or mistreatment.
With so many animals coming through their doors, the shelter often has to make difficult decisions about the anmals in their care. Without the funding for medical treatments, many animals are unable to get the care they need.
This is where the FOSCAS steps in. We raise awareness — and money — for the Stafford County Animal Shelter to help improve the quality of life for these loving shelter animals.
Through the generosity of our donors, we've been able to:
Provide emergency medical treatment to shelter animals
Purchase much needed equipment and supplies for the shelter
Provide microchips to help more pets be re-united with their owners
Support the foster program by providing food, specialty supplies and other items to help loving families temporarily care for animals in their homes
Assist with efforts to spay and neuter animals in our community
Support special adoption events at the shelter
Provide grooming and medical care to increase the adoptability of special needs shelter animals
With your help, we can continue to do wonderful things for these loving animals.
Our Board of Directors
Dr. Megan Hubbard, President
Megan is one of the founding members of the FOSCAS. She loves animals of all kinds, large and small, and shares her home with 5 rescue pets including one dog, two cats (one from the SCAS), an African Grey parrot and a chinchilla. Megan started volunteering at the Stafford County Animal Shelter in 2013, photographing their adoptable pets and creating their Social Media sites. She runs a pet-friendly photo business, Sunflower Studios Photography, here in Stafford County and works part-time as a Home Health Physical Therapist for Mary Washington Home Health. She enjoys the outdoors, golf, reading and spending time with her family.
Dr. Gerri S. Reid, Vice President
Dr. Gerri S. Reid is a local Veterinarian who has lived in Stafford county caring for your pets for over 10 years. Her love and passion for the welfare of all animals has led her to become part of FOSCAS. Her mission, at this stage in her career, is to give back to her community. She is a Mother of 3 girls, has 2 dogs and 3 cats that all keep her very busy. One of her cats, Kyle, was adopted by her family 10 years ago from our very own Stafford County Shelter. Therefore she is delighted and honored to donate her time to the mission of FOSCAS to help all the shelter animals.
Kourtney Bumbrey, Secretary
Kourtney is a native of Fredericksburg and has lived here most of her life. She has been an Animal Lover since she was a young girl. She has worked in the animal field as Veterinary Assistant where caring for animals came natural. She has 2 dogs and many fish to tend to at home but this doesn't stop her from volunteering her time to be part of FOSCAS. Giving back to the area where she was born and raised couldn't make her any more proud! Helping the shelter pets just warms her heart!
Patricia Murgo, Treasurer