Join Team FOTA! Team FOTA is running to raise funds for rescue dogs who are going through heartworm treatment, dogs who can't run. Friends of the Animals Baton Rouge (FOTA) is an animal rescue organization, pulling dogs and puppies from the shelter and placing them in the homes of foster volunteers until they are adopted. FOTA’s mission is to rescue, re-home, or otherwise save as many dogs and puppies from euthanasia at the municipal shelter and in the parish of East Baton Rouge. Since 2010, more than 1,000 dogs have been rescued through FOTA.