We are a united group of Charlton residents who have successfully completed our first mission which was to rebuilt the Charlton Municipal Animal Shelter. Charlton Animal Control's new municipal animal shelter is 30 x 70 feet and includes 6 kennels, a healthy cat room, a kitchen with a quarantine area, bathroom, and garage. Stray dogs and cats now stay in a clean, bright, warm, safe, secure, state of the art shelter until they are claimed by their owners or transferred to local shelters. All thanks to a combination of donations raised by FOCAS, many volunteer workers, and town funds! Check out the slide show on Photos.

Our current mission is to provide the funds needed for special equipment, animal welfare programs, educational programs and services, including public awareness relating to animal health, disease and cruelty issues.

If our mission is also your passion, please consider joining FOCAS. As a team, we can make a difference. FOCAS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN: 61-1569983).

Community Outreach
  • Rabies/Microchip Clinics
  • Animal Welfare Programs
  • Pet First Aid Education
  • General Care
  • Lucy's Fund: This fund helps give sick or injured animals a chance to recover while in the care of animal control and then be transferred to a local shelter for adoption.
  • Special Equipment
  • Medical Supplies
  • Animal Supplies (i.e., towels, toys, food)

Board Members (2021 - 2022)
Julia Westwell, President
Cynthia Zerdecki, Vice President
Eric Breinlinger, Treasurer
Kerry Breinlinger, Clerk and Nutritional Assistance for Pets Program (NAPP) Coordinator
Jimmy Falzone
There is one opening on the board. Please email focascharlton@gmail.com if you are interested in serving.
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