Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care

News- to keep you in the know!

January 2016-

We are so excited that we are continuing our partnership with the ASPCA team in 2016!  The first rescue ride in 2016 will be on Tuesday January 12th.  Our first ride was in February of 2015 and from February to December over 200 animals were relocated to the Atlanta Humane Society where they could find loving, forever homes!  We are looking forward to working with ASPCA and Atlanta Humane Society to save many more in 2016!

Last year we also began partnering with the Chattanooga Humane Educational Society.  With their help we have been able to help place hundreds of abandoned and unwanted animals from high kill shelters in our community.  We are so grateful for both of these partnerships and looking forward to saving many more shelter animals with both of these groups in 2016!


February 5th 2015-






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.






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!


Spring Fling Adopt-A-Thon

Spring Fling Adopt-A-Thon




October 2013-

George at the shelter sharpei









George Before he was lost at his home.


George After he is reunited with his owner in Alabama!

George Reunited with Owner after 2 Years thanks to Dedicated Volunteers

George is a Shar-Pei/Pit-bull mix who disappeared from his owner’s home a week before Christmas in 2011.   Rusty Greesham, George’s owner, lives in Alabama, about two hours south of Ringgold, Georgia where George was found.  The Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care, a local rescue group, had received numerous messages and calls from concerned people who spotted George at local businesses and neighborhoods, but nobody was able to catch him.  George was on a mission, and stopping to socialize was not on the agenda.  We aren’t sure how George made the journey from Alabama to Georgia, but we do know how he found his way home, and his story is nothing short of a miracle.
On September 22, a Catoosa County Animal Shelter employee was finally able to catch George, and the volunteers with Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care immediately went to work trying to find a foster home.  Part of this process includes reaching out to breed specific rescue organizations to increase the chances of a dog being placed with a loving home.  George’s picture and information was emailed to a long list of folks including Mary Weeks who is with a Shar-Pei rescue in New York.  Mary was somehow able to remember the picture of Mr. Greesham’s lost Shar-Pei from nearly two years ago and sent a message letting him know that his dog might be in Catoosa County, Georgia.   He immediately made the trip to Ringgold to see if George had been found.  Upon seeing Mr. Greesham, the skittish dog immediately came to him and licked his hand.
When asked how things are going now that George is home, Mr. Greesham said, “I cannot explain how happy I am, and how thankful I am for your rescue, your shelter there, and the lady from NY who kept the offline scrapbook to make the connection. I’m thankful for his improving health, and that I am the one who gets to spend time with him now! I wish people really knew how much a dog really doesn’t look like the dog they had when he has been through a lot”.
George’s reunion with his owner would never have been possible if people didn’t volunteer their time, energy, and money to help CCAC make a difference in the lives of so many animals. Thanks to the dedicated rescue volunteers’ networking and determination, George and Rusty can now live happily ever after.
Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care is in need of volunteers and donations.  For more information, please visit or call 706-937-2287.

12-13th- Praters Mill Adoption event.  Come out and see us at the Country Fair!
Update- We had 6 Adoptions at the event!!

August- 2013-

Check Out this Article on The Chattanoogan!  Thanks to North Georgia Bank for hosting this event and The Chattanoogan for putting together this story!

Dogs For Dogs To Benefit Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care Sept. 6 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Northwest Georgia Bank Navigators at the Battlefield Financial Centre are hosting Dogs for Dogs on Sept. 6 to raise money and awareness for Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care.

For a $5 donation to CCAC, participants will received a grilled hotdog, chips and a Coca-Cola soft drink. Desserts will also be available for purchase on the bake sale table. CCAC will have a few pets there available for adoption.

“We hope to be able to continue to maintain our level of assistance to the community,” said Sara DeBerry, CCAC president. “We would like to grow even more, but we need many more volunteers and funding in order to do that. We are carrying our work with very few active volunteers and we need a lot of support from the community.”

July, 2013

June 29th 2013
petsmartWe will be at Petsmart this Saturday, June 29th from 11-4. Come out and meet your new best friend. We have some great dogs and cats anxiously awaiting to find their forever home!June 7th and 8th, 2013CCAC will once again be participating in the 90 mile Dixie Hwy yard sale. Dewayne Hill was so generous to let us use his old office right next to Mack Hill auto sales and right across from the Old Stone Church on 41 in Ringgold. We have received many generous donations to sell at the event which will go directly to the animals in our care as well as future animals we bring in. Come out to support and shop with us! We will start around 8 on Friday morning and Saturday!May 2013-CCAC,Inc. has been selected as a 2013 Lifesaving Grant recipient from Best Friends in the amount of $10,000!
The funding is to be applied toward the spay/neuter and ultimate adoption of at least 250 animals.We are beyond grateful for their support and all they do to help Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care and all the animals!!!!

After the tornado came through Ringgold on April 27, 2011 – CCAC set up a donation center for furry victims of the storms at K-9 Tub Time. The Catoosa Life Magazine heard about our efforts to help, and ran an article on us. 🙂 Click here to read the story!

CCAC set up at the 90-mile Dixie Hwy Yard Sale in June 2011 in hopes to raise some money for our spay/neuter program. News Channel 3 stopped by and interviewed CCAC. Click here for the story!

Jayden @ Petsmart

Jayden DeBerry helped his grandmother, Sara DeBerry (President of CCAC), with an adoption day @ PetSmart.  They took 2 kittens and 2 pups.  One kitten was adopted, and had some potential adopters for the others.  It was a good day of making contacts.  They gave out one spay certificate for a dog that a couple had rescued along with her pups.

Times Free Press

CCAC was featured in the Catoosa Weekly paper distributed by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Click here to read the story!


CCAC, Inc. was awarded a $2,925 grant from the Greg Biffle Foundation thanks to Ringgold Telephone Co. and Paradyne Consulting Works, who wrote the grant application on the groups’ behalf.  The foundation was formed to create awareness and serve as an advocate to improve the well-being of animals.  Pictured from left are:  Celeste Bandy Weaver of RTC, Bob Kilgore and Jennifer Bell of CCAC, Inc., and Donna Jackson of Paradyne.


Presentation to Catoosa County Firefighters in appreciation for their efforts to rescue a kitten trapped in a storm drain.


Sharon Narey speaks to the Ringgold Middle School 7th grade leadership class. Donna Grahm is the class sponsor


The RMS class presented $800 they had raised for CCAC

Sharon at Boynton

Sharon Narey with her dog Kati @ Boynton Elementary presenting the ABC’s of Pet Parenting program to several classes grades 1-3.

Sharon at Westside

Sharon and Kati presenting a pet care class to the 4th graders @ Westside Elementary.


Sharon presenting a pet care program along with her dog Kati to the Dalton First Presbyterian pre-school class.


CCAC, Inc. presented Noah Thornton (student @ Woodstation) with a Certificate of Apprection for his dedication the summer of 2008 in walking one of the group’s rescues, Cocoa, on a weekly basis.  She is currently being boarded until finding her forever home.   Noah loves animals, and this contribution of showing compassion to a homeless pet is greatly appreciated.   In addition to giving Cocoa exercise, the contact benefits her socialization.   THANKS NOAH!