Sunshine & Lola
Sunshine & Lola

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Cassidy - Male Lab for Joyce - Sept,2013.JPG

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Stubby short tail
Stubby short tail

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Sunshine & Lola
Sunshine & Lola

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Pets Saved With Your Donations




Spay/neuter certificates are not available for purchase from this site.

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          Who are the Friends?


Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter, Inc. (FOGAS) is a Georgia, non-profit, tax exempt, 501(C)3, all volunteer organization. The purpose of the organization is to raise funds to promote resources and services to reduce the suffering of unwanted pets through community fundraising and programs. FOGAS provides this through memberships, donations and fund-raising activities.




You can help by:


  • Making a tax exempt donation

  • Volunteering your time and energies in support of FOGAS activities

  • Promoting FOGAS and its ideals to your family and friends

  • Shopping at AmazonSmile. Amazon  will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends Of Gilmer Animal Shelter whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Just go to this link:





It is important to know that the Georgia - Gilmer County Animal Shelter is not an animal rescue or humane society.

Dogs and cats at the shelter may spend months in a cage because of the failure of their owners to care for them or the lack of residents available to adopt these animals in a timely fashion.

Friends Of Gilmer Animal Shelter is a Georgia, 501 (C)3, charity that works with the Gilmer County shelter to reduce the suffering of unwanted pets through community fundraising and programs.


FOGAS works with a rescue coordinator who makes arrangements for some of the shelter pets to find new, loving, forever homes out of state.


FOGAS funds are used to help vet these pets for transport by neutering, spaying, vaccinating, de-worming, providing medications and other services as required.


FOGAS funds are used only for pets from the Gilmer County Animal Shelter that are not adopted directly from the shelter or reclaimed by their owners


FOGAS funds provide subsidized spay / neuter clinics for Gilmer County residents in need.


FOGAS funds provide pet educational programs for local children.


FOGAS funds support catch, spay / neuter, and release feral cat programs in cooperation with the shelter.

Pet adoptions can be made directly from the Shelter:
Gilmer County Animal Shelter

4152 Highway 52 East

Ellijay, Georgia 30540


Open to the Public:

Tuesday - Friday   1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday                1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closed Sunday, Monday & All Holidays

Send Your Contributions To:
P. O. BOX 1644
ELLIJAY, GA 30540    or
Click on the button at SAVE A PET above to DONATE NOW!

Our heartfelt thank you to all who support our Friends of Gilmer Animal Shelter ((FOGAS)  organization.

Your continual donations are greatly appreciated.


Please consider making a montly donation to support our cause by going to our PayPal donation link on this page and/or on our donate page. We are seeking only 39 sustainable patrons making a minimum $19.95 monthly contibution to our organization to meet our minimum goal of saving 60 pets a year from the shelter.