K/T AAA - Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging helps provide programs and activities for local senior citizens, from arts and crafts to Medicare counseling, line dancing to home-delivered meals. Your donations to the Area Agency on Aging will help us continue to provide a wide range of services and activities to encourage older Americans to remain healthy, active, and involved in the community.

Tulare County Parks & Recreation Lily Pond

For more than five decades the Lily Pond was a popular water feature in Mooney Grove Park. Due to the increasing cost of repair and maintenance over time, the Lily Pond is been non-functional for the past 15 years. To avoid demolition and to honor the history of the Lily Pond, the County is seeking donations from the community to help repair and restore the Lily Pond.

Step Up

Your donations to the Step Up program will be used for collateral items (i.e., T-shirts, backpacks, etc.), venue rental, event food, printing, speakers' fees, awards, materials, and other items associated with Step Up—a movement to encourage youth to participate in extracurricular activities, foster positive associations, and connect to constructive social networks.

Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF)

SPTF envisions a county without suicide and aims to accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention. Your donations to the SPTF will help increase prevention and early intervention services, and help our community members better understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide risk.

Human Services - At-Risk Youth

The funds donated to the Human Services At-Risk Youth fund benefit youth who are participating in an employment program and working to make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. This program helps youth in need of emergency monies for necessities such as transportation, work apparel, utilities, medical, dental, and prescription expenses.

Tulare County 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.

New Tulare County Spay/Neuter Clinic Invites Your Participation

If you care about the welfare of animals and are looking for a chance to contribute to their well-being, this opportunity is for you!

Tulare County Animal Services (TCAS) recently received funding to build a brand-new spay and neuter clinic next to its shelter facilities in Visalia, especially to reach those animals whose owners might not have the funds to provide medical care for their pets.

With the new clinic set to open in the fall of 2021, TCAS would like to invite the community to participate in raising funds to subsidize the spay/neutering treatments, as well as other, minor medical care for these animals in need.

There are many rural communities throughout the county that have no access to veterinary services, some with no veterinary clinics within an hour or more of their homes. The need for low-cost veterinary services, including spay and neuter, cannot be overstated. In these communities, dogs and cats run loose and create more homeless dogs and cats. This leads to humans being bitten and harassed by stray dogs and animals needlessly suffering in the streets from illness or injury.

By providing accessible and affordable spay and neuter services, TCAS can reduce the population of unwanted animals in these areas and assist families who love their pets but do not have the means to provide needed health care.

TCAS has a proven track record of providing essential services to our furry friends, including:

  • Raising the Live Release Rate (percentage of animals leaving the shelter to positive outcomes) from 60% in 2019 to 92% in 2021.
  • Being recognized in 2020 by Best Friends Animal Society with the Transformational Change Award for Lifesaving Efforts.
  • Assisting with evacuation and emergency housing of 280 pets and livestock during the SQF Complex Fires and assisting emergency personnel with sheltering many other animals in place.

Animal Services' vision is to be a transparent animal care organization administering quality services to the community; to promote the humane treatment of animals through community partnerships, outreach, and education; to place animals in loving homes; and to decrease the euthanasia of sheltered animals.

If you’d like to participate in protecting and serving animals in Tulare County, please consider donating to the new spay/neuter clinic via Friends of Tulare County (FTC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of all residents of Tulare County. FTC steps in to help fill the gaps for County programs when federal, state, and local funding runs out.

To donate, just send a check payable to:

FRIENDS OF TULARE COUNTY
5957 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
Please indicate Animal Services Spay/Neuter Clinic on the memo line of your check.

Donations may also be made online at: https://friendsoftularecounty.org/index.cfm/english/programs/animal-services-spay-neuter/

County employees may make donations through payroll deductions by filling out the Friends of Tulare County Payroll Deduction form.

For more information about Friends of Tulare County and how to donate, call (559) 624-8000 or send an email to FriendsTC@tularecounty.ca.gov.