Friends of Jefferson Animals

It's All About the Animals

Friends of Jefferson Animals is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to animal rescue in Jefferson, Texas. Formed in response to a local crisis, we are working toward sensible, compassionate solutions for the dogs, cats, and other pets in our community. We are committed to fundraising, homing, and accountability.


Our Work

Friends of Jefferson Animals exists to work toward compassionate solutions to animal issues in our town.

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Fundraising & Homing

Funds raised go toward providing veterinary care for the dogs rescued from the Humane Society of Marion County in December 2018. Once those animals have been cared for, donations will go toward continued efforts to improve the quality of life for Jefferson's furry residents. We want every animal to have a loving, safe home. Our first priority is the animals we are currently working with. We also help reunite pets and people.


Animal rescue is a unique responsibility. Those served are not able to speak for themselves and must rely on the humans involved to do the right thing. Friends of Jefferson Animals is just getting started - as we grow look for news about how we are implementing best practices for non-profit organizations. We want to do right by our donors - and most importantly, by our beneficiaries.

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"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

Anatole France

Contact Friends of Jefferson Animals

Jefferson, TX 75657, USA


PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU CONTACT US ABOUT A STRAY/ABUSED ANIMAL. We are not animal control. We cannot pick up stray/unwanted animals and we have NO LEGAL AUTHORITY to go on people's property without permission to seize animals, no matter how dire the situation may be.  If the animals seem to be strays, and you can get us photos, we can see if someone that follows our Facebook group is willing to take them in or knows their owner. The only real option for pets you believe are being mistreated is to CALL LAW ENFORCEMENT. Call Jefferson PD if the animals are in the city limits at 903.665.2432. Call Marion County Sheriff's Department if outside the city limits but in Marion County at 903.665.7201. The county judge also has authority throughout the county regarding animal abuse investigations and animal seizures. You can reach his office at 903.665.3261.

As much as we want to help, we must operate within the law and Texas takes property rights - which include animal ownership - very seriously. Additionally, FOJA does not operate a shelter and our resources are very limited. We receive no public funds and are an all-volunteer, all in-home foster-based organization.


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