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We invite you to new or renew your yearly FOCAS membership for only $10 individual or $5 for seniors. Support our mission to provide the funds needed for special equipment, educational programs and services, including public awareness relating to animal health, disease and cruelty issues. FOCAS and Charlton Animal Control thanks you!!

Membership Fees:
    $10.00 - General
    $5.00 - Senior Citizen
Benefits of Membership:
  • Attend our meetings
  • Join in the planning, organizing and participating at events
  • Vote at our annual meeting (held in May)
  • Receive newsletter emails informing you of upcoming events
  • Feel the pride of bettering our community for Charlton animals!
  • Have fun and make new friends with similar interests

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Monetary and material donations are gratefully accepted! Monies will be used towards the betterment of the shelter and animals impounded there. Material donations of supplies such as:
  • Cat litter (preferably non clumping)
  • Purnia cat food and Purina kitten chow
  • Dog food
  • Cat carriers
  • Cat/dog toys
Material donations may be dropped off at the Charlton Police Department at 85 Masonic Home Road, or the Town Hall in the Selectmen's Office, 37 Main Street. Please send us a quick email at letting us know you are dropping of supplies!

Monetary donations may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 322
Charlton, MA 01507

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F.O.C.A.S. is a 501(c)3 non-profit. You're donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Lucy’s Fund was originally created for a stray 5 year old Shepherd mix found wandering a back road in Charlton. Thin, missing a lot of fur, and clearly neglected for some time, “Lucy” was seen by a vet and diagnosed with mange and lyme disease. Because mange can be contagious to other animals and people, local shelters could not take her into their program. Luckily, Friends of Charlton Animal Shelter stepped in and created Lucy’s Fund to accept donations used to offset the cost of Lucy’s care. The response was phenomenal! Lucy was treated for a variety of health issues, and adopted by her loving foster family!

Lucy’s Fund was so successful that FOCAS decided to make it a permanent fund. Monies donated to Lucy’s Fund will be set aside to help stray dogs and cats that come into Charlton Animal Control with potentially contagious health issues, such as mange or upper respiratory infections. Lucy’s Fund would help cover costs for such veterinary services as heartworm/lyme tests for dogs or FELV/FIV tests for cats, medications needed to treat upper respiratory or eye/ear infections, fleas, and parasites. This fund will help 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.

Your donation can literally make the difference between life and death for sick, but adoptable, stray dogs or cats. Donations may be made payable to Friends of Charlton Animal Shelter with "Lucy" in the memo line, and mailed to FOCAS, P.O. Box 322, Charlton, MA 01507.



FOCAS Merchandise!

T-Shirts, Hats, and Bandanas!

Hats are $12 each
One size fits all
FOCAS T-Shirts
T-Shirts are $10 each
Adult sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL
FOCAS Bandanas
Bandanas are $7 each
Small or Large - slides over collar!

Show your support for the homeless dogs and cats in Charlton with your FOCAS shirt and/or hat with our new logo!!

Quality materials - great price! Great gift ideas!

To order: Please email with size and quantity along with your name, address, and phone number and we will contact you to make arrangements for payment and pickup or delivery. Please add $5 for shipping.

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