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Georgia Department of Agriculture Grant

Georgia Department of Agriculture Grant

Georgia Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black has announced the issuance of $200,500 in grants to assist with spay and neuter Georgia’s companion animals. Forty-one state licensed animal shelters and animal rescue organizations were awarded the grants, 14 of those are in the Atlanta area and were formally recognized during a ceremony on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at the Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forest Park. (Photo attached)

Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, Inc. was one of the recipients of this generous grant in the amount of $7,500. The photo from l-r includes Mark Murrah, Manager of Companion Animal Division with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, Judy Horton, Foster for CCAC, Nancy Frye, past Treasurer of CCAC, and Gary W. Black, Agriculture Commissioner with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

This grant will allow CCAC to help prevent pet overpopulation by paying a portion of reduced spay/neuter costs to local Georgia veterinarians who work with the group. The program is for people in need of financial assistance and shelter animals. If you would like information in regard to the details of assistance with having your animals spayed or neutered, call our help line @ 706-937-2287–line 1.

CCAC’s 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.

“Often local communities have citizens that are burdened by the high costs of having their pets spayed or neutered,” Commissioner Black said. “This grant will target and aid these communities across Georgia by keeping strays off the street and controlling the animal population in a humane manner.”

This is the second set of grants to be issued through the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program which is funded by the purchase of the Dog and Cat Sterilization Auto Tag, as well as by direct tax deductible donations to the program. Since the inception of the program it has been utilized to sexually alter over 100,000 companion animals.

Grants range from $2000-$7500 each and were awarded based on the highest priority after considering factors such as targeting of important animal populations, ability to increase surgery numbers, cost-benefit ration, record of grant applicant and sustainability, among others.

For a complete list of the grant recipients visit or call 404.656.4914.

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Petco Foundation Grant







Contact: Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care
PO Box 838, Ringgold, GA 30736
(706) 937-2287

Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care
Grant of $5000.00 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Ringgold, Georgia

Ringgold Feb 1st, 2015 – Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care of Ringgold, Georgia, today announced it has been awarded a $5,000.00 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption preparation-which includes animal care, vaccinations, necessary medical treatment, spay/neuter.

Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care is a nonprofit organization [brief description of the organization and its purpose] serving [geographical community name]. Since 1993, Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care has been working hard to reduce the number of adoptable animals euthanized in county shelter as well as helping residents in need with low cost spay/neuter assistance.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to save more animals from our local shelter that might have otherwise be euthanized- find loving homes. This grant will pay for necessary vet care each animal needs including: vaccinations, spay/neuter and any other necessary medical treatment.

The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Today, with more than 8,000 local animal welfare partners across the country, the Petco Foundation donates approximately $15 million a year to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals. The organization is funded through donations raised during fundraisers conducted in Petco’s more than 1,300 stores across the country, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions. Money raised helps fund animal welfare organizations, spay and neuter efforts, animal-assisted therapy programs and humane education. The majority of the funds raised remain in the communities where they were raised, as well as animal welfare efforts nationwide.

For more information about Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care or the Petco Foundation, visit or Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.


About Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care
CCAC, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) Organization comprised of volunteers. We operate on the financial support of donations, memberships, grants and corporate sponsors.
Mission of Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (CCAC), Inc: Reduce the number of adoptable animals euthanized in county shelter and promote the humane treatment of animals through responsible pet ownership.

About Petco & the Petco Foundation
Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing the powerful relationship between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,300 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 100 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; nine Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.


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