Board of Directors

Bonnie Ravenscraft


Karen Kratzer

Vice President

Jan Chapman


Kathie Krueger


Board Members

Janet Scanlon

Marre Ruebusch

Pam Patterson

Barbara Brown

Membership Chair

Lori Fair

Mark Kotzbauer


FRIENDS OF THE SHELTER (FOTS) was founded by a small group of people who saw the need to help local shelters improve the care and living conditions for the animals in their care. Since that time, these shelters have improved their facilities and developed programs designed to encourage adoptions and save more lives.

FOTS has increasingly focused on preventing animals from entering shelters by promoting low cost spay/neuter programs in the community. As a 501(c)(3) organization, FOTS applies for grants to pay for spay/neuter and holds fundraisers. But another necessary source of funding is the support of members; people who share our dream of a day when there are no more homeless animals in our community.

Friends of the Shelter subsidizes spay/neuter costs for those in the community who would otherwise be unable to afford this important service. We offer services to individuals in Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties.

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Contact Us

Friends of the Shelter, Inc.

PO Box 93

Union Kentucky 41091-0093

Email FOTS

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3:00 PM

The last Tuesday of the month

Our September meeting will be held at:

Boone County Extension Enrichment Center

Lutes Room

1824 Patrick Drive, Burlington, KY 41005

Check our Facebook page for any meeting changes.

photo of Tony a young orange and white cat on a cat condo