Fall River Coalition for animal awareness

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  • Fax: 000-000-0000
  • Email: franimalawareness@yahoo.com
  • Address : 505 Bay St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02724

About Our Organization

Who We Are

We are an all volunteer group dedicated to Animal Welfare & rights. Our goal is to assist the community in promoting responsible pet ownership through education and financial aid. Our focus is on aiding stray, abused, abandoned as well as owned animals, one animal at a time. We intend to hold pet safety seminars, training sessions, and pet first aid/cpr classes for interested citizens. We hope to join forces with the Red Cross to assist displaced fire victims with their animal’s boarding, veterinary, and supply needs. We also hope to be able to assist the local shelters in assuring that each animal is provided the care they so deserve, especially during the tough seasons. We have reached out to the local dog officers to help control the feral cat population throughout the area. Each day a new situation arises that requires our help. Although we have already helped numerous animals our concerns remain endless. We continue to remain a strong organization ready to face the many tasks the lie ahead of us.

Our Beginning

In the Spring of 2006, The Fall River City Council was presented with a “Breed Specific Vicious Dog Law” proposal. This law would target both Rottweilers and Bull Terrier breeds (a.k.a. Pit Bulls). A group of concerned citizens who believed the proposed law was unfair joined forces and formed “The Fall River Coalition for Animal Awareness.” Although our group’s short term goal was to provide assistance to the city council in forming a fair but non-breed specific vicious dog law, the long term goal was to make Fall River and the surrounding communities more pet friendly. The organization’s short term goal was a success – the law as it was proposed as being breed specific was proven unconstitutional. We rallied at city council meetings, had petitions signed, and got other citizens to attend meetings to help the cause. We proved that there is strength in numbers. Although a new vicious dog law has not been settled, the Coalition has branched out to assist the animal population in many other ways.


Contact List

All animals picked up by Animal Control are held at: South Coast Humane Society 31 Ventura Dr North Dartmouth, MA 02747 (508) 995-6661 Cats held for 3 days Dogs held for 10 days After this time the animals are put up for adoption.

Animal Groomers

Waggly Tails 508-916-0374
Angels Grooming Salon 508-567-4581
Bubbles N Paws 508-675-7734
Pooch Parlor Pets Salon 508-678-0586
South Coast Humane Society 508-995-6661
Gagnon's Pet Grooming 508-674-2349
Short Cuts Mobile Grooming 508-678-7889
Casey & Sheila's Grooming 508-672-0539


Sylvan Animal Clinic 508-679-6122
Fall River Animal Hospital 508-675-6374
Pet Partners Inc 508-672-4813
St Francis Animal Clinic 508-677-1577
Animal Advocates 508-991-7727
24 Hour Mass RI Emergency 508-730-1112

Animal Shelters

Faxon Animal Rescue League 508-676-1061
South Coast Humane Society (508) 995-6661
Forever Paws Animal Shelter 508-677-9154
Barking Lot Shelter 508-677-3137
Habitat for Cats 508-961-2287
MSPCA 617-522-7400

Local Services

Papa Bow Wow’s 508-679-1703
Animal Control 508-324-2037
24 Hour Animal Control 508-676-8511
City Clerk/Licensing 508-324-2220
Fall River Animal Coalition 508-493-0040

About Us

FRCAA is an all volunteer group dedicated to animal welfare, and pet population control.The coalition assists the community in the greater Fall River area, promotingresponsible pet ownership through education and financial aid. We help individual families and their pets as well as feral cat spay/neuter trap and release programs. Spay and Neuter assistance is our primary work. We will also help with some other veterinary needs decided on a case by case basis. We encourage all low income families and individuals to apply for spay/neuter assistance. You do not need to be on any kind of assistance or aid in order to qualify for our programs


  • Low Cost Spay Neuter Surgeries
  • Vaccinations
  • MicroChips
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