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.
Strategic Focus Areas:
- Reduce the animal overpopulation through our low cost spay/neuter program. For residents of Catoosa County who are in financial need, we pay the majority of the cost of the spay/neuter at Wally’s Friends – a low cost spay/neuter clinic or at Dixie Day Spay – a low cost spay/neuter clinic that offers a program for stray and feral cats. We also work with local vets to pay a portion toward the surgery costs for pets whose owners might not be able to afford it.
- Educate the community about humane treatment of animals. We maintain a 24-Hour Help Line (706) 937-2287 and our website providing information, resources, and referrals to callers who have a wide variety of questions and needs regarding animals.
- Reduce the number of adoptable animals by county shelter by reducing the number of dogs and cats surrendered to the shelter through spay/neuter, early intervention with owners, and pulling as many adoptable dogs and cats from the shelter and putting them in our foster/adoption program.
- Help connect animals in need of homes with loving families. In 2011 we implemented a foster/adoption program. After the April 2011 tornado devastated our county, the program grew quickly. Program has continued to grow substantially to date.
- Whenever possible, assist families keep their pets in their homes through financial assistance with low cost spay/neuter, veterinary care for sick or injured animals (pre-set limit), food assistance for the animal, and resources regarding behavioral training tips if needed.
- Reconnect lost dogs and cats with their owners by networking them on our facebook and website. Also will scan the animal for a microchip if person is unable to get the animal to a vet’s office to scan.
This group was created initially in the early 90’s to improve animal care awareness in Catoosa County. The first goal was to build a new, more humane animal shelter. In a collaborative effort with concerned individuals, groups, and the county, the shelter was built. CCAC continues to work in many ways as an advocate of animal welfare.
|President||Kelly Evans||April 13, 2014|
|Vice-President||Kailey Barfield||August 2, 2016|
|Treasurer||Kristina Cook||April 5, 2011|
|Secretary||Kris Richardson||December 1, 2014|
Board of Directors
|Debbie Price, Groomer||Dr. Karen Ford-Eickhoff, University Professor|
|Adam Cathey, Lawyer||Dr.Tammy Lovette, Doctor|
|Shannon Stephenson, Accountant||Sara DeBerry|
|Amanda German, Veterinarian||Jeff Richmond, Veterinarian|
|Cat Coordinators||Janice Trimble|
|Dog Coordinators||Emily Sadler|
|Medical Coordinator||Nancy Frye|
|Fundraiser Events||Kelly Evans, Sara DeBerry, Lynne Hall, Christine Regnitz,|
|Webmasters||Pete Schwager, Staci Schwager, Rachel- RTC|
|Cats- TNR||Susan, Richard|
|Pet Site Maintenance (Petfinder, etc)||Lauren Barker, Janice Trimble|