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Puppies with Parvo

Please help us help them! These puppies have an expensive vet bill.

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Nancy Silverman Rescue Ride Continues in 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!  IMG_5591

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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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Great News….Thank you to Best Friends!!!!

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!!!!

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Thank you Ashley!!!

Ashley Stephenson, a 5th grader at Ringgold Elementary, loves animals and hopes to one day run her own animal rescue shelter. For her 11th birthday, she wanted a science party but instead of gifts, she wanted to raise money and donation items for CCAC. Ashley raised $100 and several bags of dog/cat food. Her parents decided to match all the money she raised, making her donation a total of $200.  Ashley and her parents attended the monthly CCAC meeting on February 5th at the Catoosa County Library. Ashley is pictured with CCAC president, Sara DeBerry, presenting the group with the generous $200 donation and items for the animals. The group is very impressed with the compassion and generosity that Ashley has for animals. They hope her thoughtfulness will be an inspiration to others. She is a very special young lady.

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Best Friends awarded CCAC a $7,500 grant for the spay/neuter of cats Dec. 2010.  We have worked tirelessly to help many situations this past year, and have made great use of the funding.  We were able to help spay/neuter 296 cats. In April of 2012, we were awarded $7,000 from Best Friends in partnership with PetSmart Charities to help fund the spay/neuter of both cats and dog. This program is to help those in financial need. We all have the goal of “No More Homeless Pets.”

Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care received a generous grant of $1,500 from the A.S.P.C.A. (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to help low-income residents spay or neuter their pets. The mission of Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care is the humane treatment of animals, which is achieved through education, advocacy, pet adoptions, and low-cost spay/neuter programs. The prevention of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens reduces the number of animals that are left homeless or sent to shelters. According to the A.S.P.C.A., well over half of the animals that enter shelters are destroyed simply because there are no homes for them. Spaying or neutering pets helps reduce these numbers. If you think you may qualify for assistance, please call Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care at 706-937-2287. In February 20102, the A.S.P.C.A. has generously awarded us $5,000 for financial assistance with vet care to families that are in financial need. Our goal is to keep pets in their homes.

The Greg Biffle Foundation awarded CCAC a $2,000 grant to help fund our spay/neuter program.  They are generous supporters to many animal advocates.  Visit their website.

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Chattanooga Times-Free Press Article

Check out the article on the CCAC in the Catoosa Weekly supplement by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The article is on page 11. Click here to view!

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Donations Update

Our Tornado Relief donations drive may not be set up anymore – but we are still helping folks effected by the April storms. If you or someone you know was effected and needs supplies for their pet(s), please give us a call at (706) 937-2287 or e-mail us at

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