TOGETHER we are saving more pets than ever

The mission of FOSRAS is to ensure Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is a safe and loving place for pets awaiting adoption.

Thanks to your support, we now adopt out more than 1,000 pets per year!  This is quadruple the number of adoptions when our little shelter was first built!  The need for support is growing, and together we are making a difference!

Your donations mean:

  • fundamental medical care for good health (vet exams, vaccines, spay/neuter)
  • good nutrition, including prescription diets
  • enrichment to support their well-being
  • life-saving surgeries and treatment thanks to the FOSRAS Cupid Fund
  • a clean, healthy, pleasant space to wait for their forever homes…

Your donations also mean our shelter can rescue pets at risk from other, overcrowded shelters!

Donate today to make a difference for homeless pets!


FOSRAS is a non-profit, all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) organization.  Your donations provide direct support for the animals at our shelter, and are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  EIN #31-1814838


Make a one-time gift towards the care of our animals. You can choose where your donation goes, from the area of greatest need, our Cupid Fund, adoption sponsorship, and more.

An easy way to show your commitment to helping our animals, monthly recurring donations provide consistent funds to support the animals under the shelter’s care.


Ways To Give

Employer Matching Gifts

Corporate matching, employee-matching gifts, or giving in the workplace is a terrific way to increase the power of your donation to Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter.

Please contact your company’s foundation or human resources department to find out how you can have your donation matched.

Need help from us?  Please send your donation (or PayPal receipt if the donation was made online) and your Matching Gifts form directly to this address and we will do the rest:

Attn: Treasurer
P.O. Box 8073
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Donate Supplies

Shop online using the FOSRAS Amazon Wish List or Chewy Wish List and your donations will ship directly to the shelter.

Donate supplies in person, you can drop off items from our wish lists during open hours (12-3:30 pm), or leave your items in the donation bin under the carport after hours. If you have a large collection of donations, please call the shelter at 908-725-0308 to arrange drop off.

Click here for the current list of needed supplies.

You can also shop at your favorite online shop and ship to: Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

Honor a Loved One

We are pleased to offer our Paws To Honor plaques. These plaques may be purchased in honor or in memory of a special person or pet and will be prominently displayed on our “Paws To Honor” wall at the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter. This thoughtful purchase will help the shelter continue to provide a safe haven for animals in need.

Download the Paws To Honor Order Form

Planned Giving

Including Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS) in your estate planning allows you to make a profound and lasting impact on the future of our life-saving programs. It also ensures that your generous spirit will continue to help us rescue countless animals in need.

When naming FOSRAS in your will, you may leave a specific dollar amount, a set percentage of your estate, or a particular property. You can also name FOSRAS as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, bank account, mutual fund, charitable remainder trust, or charitable lead trust. Each of these options may help you reduce your estate taxes.

Your attorney may wish to use the following language when making a bequest to FOSRAS:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, federal tax ID number 311-814-838/000, PO Box 8073, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, the sum of $_________ [or describe the real or personal property or portion of the estate] to be used for its general purposes.”



The Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (FOSRAS), a 501(c)(3) corporation, is a volunteer group designed to support the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter (SRAS).

Contact us

100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807