The Friends of AnimalSave Committee (FOAS) is a great group of folks who are responsible for planning a wide variety of fundraising events. Proceeds from these fun events provide critical funding for our programs. Here is a list of upcoming events.


Monks from the gaden shartse monastery in southern india

Monks from the gaden shartse monastery in southern india

AnimalSave is honored and grateful to be the recipient of a ceremonial blessing by the monks from the Gaden Shartse monastery in Southern India again this year. 

The blessing for prosperity, healing and happiness will include the buildings, staff and volunteers, and the cats housed in the Cat Adoption Room and Penny’s Place – the Cat Sanctuary. Time: 2:00-3:00. 

Following the ceremony, the monks will perform blessings for community pets and their guardians. Dogs must be on well-fitting collars and leashes. Cats, rabbits, birds and other furry/feathered friends must be in secure carriers. No exceptions. Time: 3:00-5:00. 

Contact carolyn@animalsave.org or 271-7071 x 201 for more information. Download the Blessing of the Animals flyer here.

Your generous donation will help the monastery with education, medical needs, housing, food and building maintenance expenses. 

WHAT:  Blessing of the Animals
WHERE:  AnimalSave Center, 520 East Main Street, Grass Valley
WHEN:  Saturday, February 23, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

blessing of the animals ceremony at animalsave, 2018

blessing of the animals ceremony at animalsave, 2018


A Furry, Furry Night 2019

Following the howling success of the 2018 A Furry, Furry Night event, we are pleased to announce the return of this exciting evening at the AnimalSave Center on September 14, 2019.  The event will include entertainment, food, wine and beer and a live and silent auction.

Proceeds from this event will help AnimalSave continue its important programs that began over 40 years ago and that provide a continuum of care that reduces the number of homeless cats and dogs in our community. The Cat Adoption Room and Sanctuary provides shelter for close to 300 animals each year while they await their forever homes. The Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic alters over 1,600 dogs and cats each year. We’ve altered over 22,000 animals since 2000.

Mark your calendar so you are sure to attend this year. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or donating to the live or silent auction, please contact carolyn@animalsave.org or 530-271-7071 x 201. 

What:  A Furry, Furry Night
When:  Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where:  AnimalSave Center, 520 East Main Street, Grass Valley


If you are interested in sponsoring or donating an auction or raffle item for one of our events, or would like to join FOAS, please contact Carolyn@AnimalSave.org. Or call Carolyn Niehaus at 530 271 7071 ext. 201.