Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care

Year at a Glance-Our Accomplishments

2016:

Year at a Glance 2019 – Accomplishments

Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care 

We are very pleased to provide you with a brief summary of our activities in 2016.  In spite of challenges we encounter on a daily basis, we fully believe that we make a difference in the lives of animals, and the overall quality of our community.

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.  As we work to carry out this mission we were successful in accomplishing the following:

Activity Dogs Cats Total
Animals Adopted Out 77 354 431
Animals Spayed/Neutered 92 383 475
TNR Cats (altered, vaccinated and returned where trapped)  

274 (152 f & 122m)

 

274

Vet Care for Foster Animals 130
Vet Care for Owned Animals   40
Animals pulled from Catoosa County Shelter resulting in lives saved  

264

 

201

 

465

Animals transferred to rescues 528   12 540

We understand that there are far too many animals that never find a home, live in abusive or neglectful situations, or are euthanized because a permanent or foster home cannot be found for them.  We are dedicated to constantly improving those numbers and here are some of the ways to accomplish this mission;

  • The low number of dogs adopted out is due to the fact that our dog program has become more of a “rescue” in that we are pulling more from the shelter and transferring to other rescues, providing basic vet care prior to transport.    We have started a partnership with Humane Educational Society to take shelter dogs to them.  Also, we partnered with the ASPCA in their “Nancy Silverman” project to transfer dogs & cats on their transport van to the Atlanta Humane Society.  We continue to transport animals, as needed, to spay/neuter clinics; to adopters; and to other rescue organizations that have a significant demand for adoptable animals–this includes the areas of Red Bank, Cleveland, Tennessee; Dalton, GA, Atlanta, GA; and occasionally, locations in the north.  All of this is possible because of generous volunteers donating their time and gas costs.
  • Continue to hold adoption events at PetSense (cats).  We have a network of foster homes so we are able to partner with PetSense to adopt our cats on a daily basis.  Our animals are fully vetted prior to adoption.  To help cover those costs, our adoption fees include $50 for cats and $150 for dogs.
  • Continue our Help Line where thousands of calls are logged each year with questions about everything imaginable including spay/neuter, financial assistance for medical care, pet surrender, abuse reporting, etc.
  • Continue to work closely with Catoosa County Shelter and pull as many animals as possible. Doing this, we saved 465 lives and accounted for 60% of the shelter’s total adoptions.
We were able to accomplish this, and more, through the selfless hard work and dedication of our volunteers and through the generous grants, donations, sponsorships of our supporters; adoption fees and fundraising events. Our total income for 2016 was $69,703 and total expense totaled $67,908.  Income includes $15,550 in grants from Petco, Pedigree, Best Friends, Bissell & ASPCA; approximately $6,000 in sponsorships; $11,032 in donations;  $19,160 in adoption fees; 3,249 in reimbursements from rescues; $10,236 in fundraising; and $4,475 in miscellaneous.

As we look toward 2017, we are filled with gratitude for our many caring volunteers, sponsors, donors and supporters.   We hope YOU will get on board to help impact the lives of as many animals as possible.  It will enrich your life!

2015:

Year at a Glance 2015 – Accomplishments

Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care 

We are very pleased to provide you with a brief summary of our activities in 2015.  In spite of challenges we encounter on a daily basis, we fully believe that we make a difference in the lives of animals, and the overall quality of our community.

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.  As we work to carry out this mission we were successful in accomplishing the following:

Activity Dogs Cats Total
Animals Adopted Out 48 235 283
Animals Spayed/Neutered 92 371 463
TNR Cats (altered, vaccinated and returned where trapped) 112 112
Vet Care for Foster Animals 505
Vet Care for Owned Animals 102
Animals pulled from Catoosa County Shelter resulting in lives saved 188 176 364
Animals transferred to rescues 485   39 524

We understand that there are far too many animals that never find a home, live in abusive or neglectful situations, or are euthanized because a permanent or foster home cannot be found for them.  We are dedicated to constantly improving those numbers and here are some of the ways to accomplish this mission;

  • The number of dogs adopted out is due to the fact that our dog program has become more of a “rescue” in that we are pulling more from the shelter and transferring to other rescues, providing basic vet care prior to transport.  This number has increased to 524 from the previous year of 474.  We have started a partnership with Humane Educational Society to take shelter dogs to them for transport on Rescue Waggin.  Also, this past year we partnered with the ASPCA in their “Nancy Silverman” project to transfer dogs & cats on their transport van to the Atlanta Humane Society.  We continue to transport animals, as needed, to spay/neuter clinics; to adopters; and to other rescue organizations that have a significant demand for adoptable animals.  This includes Red Bank, Cleveland, Tennessee; Dalton, GA, Atlanta, GA; and occasionally, locations in the north.  All of this is possible because of generous volunteers donating their time and gas costs.
  • Continue to hold adoption events at PetSense (cats). Our animals are fully vetted prior to adoption.  To help cover those costs, our adoption fees include $50 for cats and $100 for dogs.
  • Continue our Help Line where thousands of calls are logged each year with questions about everything imaginable including spay/neuter, financial assistance for medical care, pet surrender, abuse reporting, etc.
  • Continue to work closely with Catoosa County Shelter and pull as many animals as possible. Doing this, we saved 364 lives and accounted for 50% of the shelter’s total adoptions.

We were able to accomplish this, and more, through the selfless hard work and dedication of our volunteers and through the generous grants, donations, sponsorships of our supporters; adoption fees and fundraising events. Our total income for 2015 was $57,954 and total expense totaled $54,675.  Income includes $12,500 in grants from Petco and the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture to spay/neuter animals; approximately $6,000 in sponsorships; $25,406 in donations;  $6,345 in adoption fees; $4,749 in fundraising; and $2,976 in miscellaneous.

 

2014:

Year at a Glance 2014 – Accomplishments

Activity Dogs Cats Total
Animals Adopted Out 120 434 554
Animals Spayed/Neutered 138 664 802
TNR Cats (altered, vaccinated and returned where trapped) 117 117
Vet Care for Foster Animals 872
Vet Care for Owned Animals 291
Animals pulled from Catoosa County Shelter resulting in lives saved 220 90 310
Animals transferred to rescues 470   4 474

Our total income for 2014 was $117,455 and total expense totaled $116,461.  Income includes $22,079 in grants from Best Friends, Bissell, Petco, Pedigree, and Two Mauds to spay/neuter animals; approximately $6,250 in sponsorships; $38,973 in donations;  $24,693 in adoption fees; $25,410 in fundraising; and $50 in memberships; (raised approx. $12k @ the Pygmie Pawlooza evnt held on 6/22/14 @ the Davis Farm—which is included in the fundraising amount).

 2013:

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.

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.

2012:

• We paid for 554 spay/neuters (398 cats/156 dogs)
• The C.C.A.C. Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) Program trapped 68 free-roaming cats that were altered, vaccinated and returned where trapped.
The cats’ basic needs (food, water and some type of shelter) are provided by caring residents of Catoosa County.
• We handle thousands of phone calls throughout the year
We pulled 133 dogs and 204 cats from the shelter – Total of 337 lives saved
• All total for 2012 we took in 271 dogs and 430 cats – 701 animals placed in homes or transferred to other rescues.
• Provided vet care for 549 animals—rescues and owned animalsOur goal for 2013 is to double the amount of animals helped in 2012.

 

2011:

The devastation of the April 27, 2011 tornados catapulted our community in ways we never imagined.  It has resulted in many contacts and partners that have lead us in many directions.   Through the help of supporters, volunteers and grants we were able to accomplish the following:

  • We provided assistance for 493 spay/neuters for cats and dogs this past year.
  • We helped place 154 animals this year through adoptions, shelter transfers, rescues and networking to place in homes.  We also helped several cat colonies with TNR.
  • Many animals were kept in their homes through our efforts to help families in need.

We are very thankful for our supporters and volunteers that enable us to continue to help the families and animals of Catoosa County.