Dog Freezing OutsideDogs and cats that are left out in the cold - 32* and below - can die from hypothermia. They can get frostbite which may necessitate amputation of legs or feet. Dogs and cats can develop lung and breathing problems when taking in frigid air night after night. Even if they survive being left in the cold, their immune systems are comprised and arthritis is a given for dogs left outside all winter.

Please be kind and responsible and take pets indoors in the winter, especially at night when it is below 32*.

Dog houses help - but they should be insulated and have straw or dry blankets and a flap or door covering. Also consider moving the dog house into a barn or another structure to provide more shelter from wind and snow.

Our pets and hunting dogs cannot tell us they are suffering, but according to area vets like Dr. Allen and others - they do feel the cold every minute they are left out in it.....literally.

For more information contact your vet, humane organizations in your community, local animal shelters. If you see a pet without any shelter, or proper winter shelter - call your local animal shelter or animal control immediately to report this. Dog houses, straw, extra blankets may be available. Friends of Animals in Madison County often has dog houses and straw for pet owners.

Please keep your pets safe and warm this winter.....do the right thing.

Friends of Madison County Animals 828-649-9798 or find us on Facebook.

New Services From FOMCA!!

PET BEHAVIOR HELPLINE - Lets make every adoption a success story!

We are excited to offer a new resource for Madison County animals and their owners! FOMCA's Pet Behavior Helpline is a free

Read more: New Services From FOMCA!!


Every other Wednesday is an opportunity for residents of Madison County to get low cost spay/neutering for their cats and dogs. Call 649-9798 for an appointment, and plan to spend fifteen minutes going through a registration process over the phone.

Read more: Spay-Neuter

Chain Free Madison


Friends of Madison County Animals is starting a new program - we will begin to build fences for dog owners who would like to give their pets some elbow room and play room and get their dogs out of a permanent chaining situation.

Read more: Chain Free Madison


Friends of Madison County Animals is a nonprofit 501c-3 organization.  All donations are tax-deductible.

With Your Support as of December 31, 2013

  • 987 cats & dogs were spayed & neutered
  • 22,000 lbs of cat & dog food was distributed to the needy & homebound 
  • 1,500 rabies vaccinations were given through Rabies Clinics plux approx. 30 per S/N Clinic


Friends of Madison County Animals 

Contact us at:
P.O. Box 191
Marshall, NC 28753
Phone: 828-649-9798
Fax: 828-649-9798
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Visit our Outreach Center at 
115 Blannahassett Island - Studio 104  in Marshall 
OPEN Mon. - Thurs. 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 8:00AM to 11:00 AM

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