A group of animal lovers dedication to promote retention, help, and education.
Our goal is to keep pets in homes with people who love them. In order to do this, we established a pet food bank and we take donations for an emergency vet fund for those who need it. We expect to distribute around 30,000 pounds of dog and cat food in 2020! Our emergency vet fund is intended to help people who can pay for their pet's routine wellness visits, but may need financial help with emergencies occur for their animals.
We provide "Kindness to Animals" curriculum and "Kind News" publication, which is used in after school programs at the local middle school and elementary schools, as well as the home school network (which is coordinated by our board member Shana Speck).
Students in the special education class at White County High School - as well as local Boy Scouts - play a vital role in our pet food bank. These students repackage pet food for distribution to the community, which is a great way to connect education and animal welfare.
Friends of White County Animals (FWCA) was formed as a 501 c 3 non-profit organization in June of 2012 to promote the well-being of all animals, in particular in White County, Tennessee.
FWCA's objectives include but are not limited to:
Participating in community outreach programs that encourage responsible pet guardianship
Partnering with the White County Humane Society and local veterinarians to further their spay/neuter efforts
Encouraging volunteerism in the community to support local animal shelters and with other FWCA activities
PRESIDENT Sharon Langford
VICE PRESIDENT Rachael Robinson
SECRETARY Shana Speck
TREASURER Cheryl Hickey Sullivan
Our Board Members
Carolyn Turner Jennifer Tatum Cranford Shirley Gribble Smith Barbara Colwell Amanda Goff Steve Page Aaron Pittman Maggie Vest
Deanna Lack Kyle Goff James Leftwich Mimi Mazura Maria Price
We are located in Sparta, White County, Tennessee. We serve the entire White County community.