​Who We Are


Friends of the Animal Community (FOAC) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to meeting the medical and social needs of adoptable pets, providing the path to a loving forever home. We rescue and adopt dogs, cats and other animals. 

We are a small organization dedicated to relieving over-crowding at Tuolumne County Animal Control (AC); promoting the health of abused and abandoned animals; reducing unnecessary euthanasia; and ultimately expediting movement of homeless dogs into permanent, loving homes. As its name denotes, FOAC also provides assistance in meeting the needs of pets belonging to people in our community. These needs include re-homing a pet whose owner must relinquish it, or who can no longer care for it, and, in extreme emergencies, we have helped with financial assistance for medical issues or boarding and feeding. We are the only dog rescue group in Tuolumne County that offers this free service. Essentially, we give animals another chance for a better life.

Dog of the week


Ruby is good with kids and some dogs, and she is ready to find a great family. She is sweet and ready to show lots of love. Does well in a car, Obedient, playful, affectionate, and even-tempered.

Watch Ruby's video here.

Ruby's adoption fees are being sponsored by

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Cat of the week


Hazy is around 8 months old now & is still learning to trust people. He purrs happily when petted & likes his chin scratched. He has absolutely gorgeous coloring & silky fur. He is social with the other cats, but also a bit of a loner. He likes to stretch out on the bed, or curl up in the cat tree, & when I shake the treat jar he is the first one to show up. 

Spay/Neuter Voucher Program is back! Please contact the facility for more information. 

Funny Pitbull Portrait


Mother Lode Fair June 30th to July 3rd from 3 pm to 11 pm.