Animal Services - Adoption

Your donation to the Animal Adoption Fund helps offset the costs of adoption, including spay/neuter expenses, vaccinations, microchips, and dog licensing, by sponsoring either the full or partial adoption costs. This is especially helpful with the hard-to-place animals, older animals, those needing special medical treatment, and those needing extra help finding a permanent home.   

Child Welfare Services (CWS) - General

The Tulare County CWS programs serve vulnerable families and children. Your donations to the CWS General Fund will help to maintain and stabilize the placement of children with their fostering families by helping to purchase much-needed items, such as clothing, personal hygiene items, duffle bags, back-to-school supplies, home safety items, therapy kits, birthday gifts, unforeseen needs, and emergency assistance as needed.

Homeless Fund

Donations to the Homeless Fund will help supply toiletries, clothing, identification card/application fees, furnishings, or cooking utensils/appliances, or may fund expenses like a utility bill or car repair for those experiencing, at risk for, or exiting homelessness.

Mental Health

Your donations of clothing or cash will help the Mental Health Branch increase community outreach programs as well as enable the purchase of items of basic need that will help our clients out as they navigate the path toward wellness and recovery.

Tulare County Fish and Wildlife Commission

Fish & Game takes part in treating and caring for orphaned wildlife, improving their habitats, providing predator control, and breeding, raising, and purchasing fish and wildlife to be released. 


FTC AmazonSmile Flyer

Many of you already contribute to Friends of Tulare County (FTC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of all residents of Tulare County. FTC strives to assist underrepresented populations of all ethnicities and cultures through donations, charitable giving, and grant funding. Your tax-deductible donation helps support your community. Your donation helps provide:

  • Financial support for foster children and youth
  • Shelter and food for unwanted and abandoned animals
  • Gang, suicide, and homelessness prevention programs
  • Public safety
  • Fish and wildlife programs
  • Parks and recreation enhancement
  • Assisting our aging population

You may not know that you can also help these worthwhile causes every time you shop at Amazon by using AmazonSmile. When you shop using the link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase value to your favorite charitable organization, such as FTC, at no additional cost to you! 

And AmazonSmile customers can now support Friends of Tulare County (FTC) using the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Download the Amazon Shopping app for Android here or for iOS here.
  2. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
  3. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap "Settings."
  4. Tap "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charity every time you shop. You’ll find the same great prices, selection, and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charity. You can choose from nearly one million organizations, but as a board member representing FTC, I would ask you to consider supporting our group. 

For more information on Friends of Tulare County and how to donate, call (559) 624-8000 or send an email to

Happy shopping!

John Hess,