Shelter Partner Organizations

Santa Cruz County Animal Services receives financial and volunteer support from two cooperating nonprofit associations, Friends of Santa Cruz County Animals, which accepts and raises donations to provide additional veterinary care to shelter animals, and Friends of the Watsonville Animal Shelter, which provides financial support and volunteer services to the shelter in Watsonville.

Both organizations provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for pets belonging to low-income residents of the county. The Friends of Santa Cruz County Animals (FOSCCA) provides services to all of Santa Cruz County, including the unincorporated areas around Watsonville. This program does NOT serve residents within the city limits of the incorporated City of Watsonville or the City of Freedom. The Friends of the Watsonville Animal Shelter (FOWAS) serves residents of the incorporated City of Watsonville and the City of Freedom.