Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care
Yearly Archives: 2014

Bissell Pet Foundation

The Bissell Pet Foundation will award $2,500 to the Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC) to support their spay/neuter efforts. Funds will provide at least 83 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for dogs and cats.

“With literally millions of homeless pets euthanized every year in the U.S., we focus on funding programs that will do the most to change this heartbreaking outcome,” said Cathy Bissell, founder of the foundation. “It brings me and my team so much joy to know we are helping to save the lives of thousands of animals through these grant awards.”

Bissell Pet Foundation addresses the growing problem of displaced, unwanted and homeless pets by providing assistance to shelter and rescue programs, and by creating awareness about pet overpopulation, in the hopes of finding every pet a loving home. Since its inception, the foundation has given more than $1.8 million in support to organizations like CCAC.

CCAC was created to improve animal care awareness in Catoosa County, Georgia. Their mission is to reduce the number of adoptable animals euthanized at the county shelter and promote the humane treatment of animals through responsible pet ownership. By partnering with the foundation, CCAC hopes to prevent animal overpopulation.

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Pygmie Pawlooza – Sunday July 13th

Pygmie Pawlooza

Pygmie Pawlooza comes to Ringgold, Ga on July 13th as the Velcro Pygmies rock the stage to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC) at the Davis Cattle Company located on Ooltewah Ringgold Rd.

Pygmie Pawlooza includes a full day of various activities where there’s truly something for everyone. The fun begins at 3pm on July 13th at the Davis Cattle Company, located at 1242 Ooltewah Ringgold Road in Ringgold, GA. Afternoon activities include a silent auction, approximately 25 vendor booths, a car show, belly dance performances, demonstrations by the Chattanooga Obedience Club, a photo booth and mechanical bull riding. The Velcro Pygmies go onstage at 8pm and take the audience on a journey through the music of mostly 80’s tunes. All proceeds from Pygmie Pawlooza go to benefit Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care’s (501c3) spay/neuter, foster and rescue programs. Afternoon activities are free, general admission for the concert is $10 and VIP stage seating $20. VIP tickets can be purchased by visiting CCAC’s website at Adult beverages will be sold on site.

Pygmie Pawlooza, CCAC’s largest benefit in the group’s 21 year history, will raise funds to benefit the organization, comprised solely of volunteers. The group’s main areas of focus are to reduce animal overpopulation in Catoosa County through low cost spay and neuter programs, help connect animals in need of homes with loving families through adoption and foster programs, to educate the community about the humane treatment of animals and to maintain a 24 hour Help Line for those needing assistance. CCAC helped almost 3500 animals last year.

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May 25th, 2014 Update

May 25th 2014- 

Well another 1890’s Day came and went.  Thanks to all who came out to our booth to show your support for our dog park effort!   This year we provided a kennel service to those that brought their dog to event.  We also had some great bags one of our volunteer makes for us out of pet food bags!  Our president also made some amazing smelling bath scrub as well.  We sold some beautiful paintings, purses and other great goodies!  If you donated any items for us to sell this year….thank you again!!!  Our Yard sale is also coming up on June 9th so mark your calendar for that and if you have anything to donate- Please let us know.  Also June 22nd is our HUGE concert event and fundraiser at the Davis Cattle Company!  Come ready to have a blast as the Velcro Pygmies are going to put on an amazing show to benefit all our animals!   So start spreading the word about this upcoming event…We are going to have a BLAST!

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Spring Fling Adopt-A-Thon

Spring Fling Adopt-A-Thon

Spring Fling Adopt-A-Thon

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Year At A Glance- 2013 Accomplishments

Year at a Glance – Our Accomplishments

Our mission is to:  Reduce the number of adoptable animals euthanized at the county shelter and promote the humane treatment of animals through responsible pet ownership.

We paid for 886 spay/neuters (688 cats/198 dogs)

The CCAC TNR program trapped 112 free-roaming cats that were altered, vaccinated and returned where trapped.

We handle thousand of phone calls throughout the year

We pulled 356 dogs and 281 cats from the Catoosa County Shelter – Total of 637 lives saved.  The number we pulled accounted for 57% of the shelter’s adoptions.  We have made a genuine effort to pull more animals from the county shelter this past year.  The shelter’s total number of dogs adopted out was 717—of that number we pulled 356 which was 50% of their adoption number.  The shelter’s number of cats adopted was 218—of that number we pulled 179.  (We actually had a total of 281 once we included all the kittens from the pregnant cats that were pulled.)

All total for 2013 we adopted out 505 cats and 226 dogs (731 total); transferred 146 animals to other rescues.

Provided vet care for 997 foster animals and 131 owned animals.

Our goal for 2014 is to help as many as we possibly can.  

We received $23k in grants to spay/neuter animals; 10k from Best Friends; $3k from ASPCA and $10k from Two Mauds.

We received approx. $30k from sponsorship and donations.  The balance of our income is from adoptions and fundraising.

We hold adoption events @ PetSmart, Tractor Supply & WalMart.  Cats and kittens are available at all times @ PetSmart.  Our animals are fully vetted prior to adoption.  Our adoption fee for cats is $40 and $75 for dogs.

Our volunteers transport the animals to spay/neuter clinics; to other rescues, etc.  These trips are usually to Red Bank, Cleveland, Tn., Atlanta, Ga., and on occasion other areas in order to meet a transport or adopter.  This is done all through people volunteering their time and gas.  We had one volunteer transport 53 dogs/puppies to a rescue up North in December.

We hope to be able to continue to maintain our work at the level we did this past year—which our numbers have grown greatly from the previous year.  We need many more volunteers and funding in order to accomplish larger goals and have a greater impact.  We are doing all we do with very few active volunteers.  We plan to involve the schools in project/fundraisers.  This is a goal we are working on as a group.

We are planning a big concert fundraiser (all day event) on June 22, 2014 at the Davis farm.

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