Founded in 1980, Concerned Citizens for Animals (CCA) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 animal shelter/rescue group dedicated to promoting animal welfare and eliminating pet overpopulation in Upstate South Carolina.
CCA shall not destroy any animal unless it is beyond medical care, and suffering would be the permanent result of medical treatment.
CCA shall operate an animal shelter for abandoned, sick, injured or homeless animals.
CCA shall maintain an adoption program to permanently place homeless animals in qualified homes.
CCA shall maintain a low-cost spay/neuter program for the community.
CCA shall strive to prevent to stop any abuse, neglect, or otherwise inhumane treatment of an animal.
CCA has an extensive application process which insures the best possible placement for a pet into a new “forever” home. The adoption process is thorough and includes a required written application, a phone interview with an adoptions team member, personal & vet reference checks, as well as a home visit to assure the best possible fit for the adoption. We have found that this process helps to ensure that the human and animal family members are happy in their new lives together.
Pet overpopulation is at epidemic proportions in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of animals are destroyed annually in shelters across country. The root cause of overpopulation is the existence of hundreds of thousands of unaltered pets. The cost of spaying or neutering a pet can be cost prohibitive to many pet owners.
CCA believes that the solution to the pet overpopulation problem lies in responsible ownership and spaying or neutering of pets. Consequently, the organization maintains a Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Program to make the expense of the surgery affordable for more pet owners. With the support of our active, caring veterinary partners, CCA provides certificates for the spaying or neutering to the public for a minimal fee. Download an application at www.ccaweb.org or call 864-243-4222.
The success of CCA’s events and activities is attributable to our active volunteer base that keeps the organization strong. Volunteer opportunities include:
Assisting at the shelter
Special Event Planning
Animal Grooming and Socialization
Please consider joining us to provide programs to benefit the homeless animals of the Upstate. If you are interested in volunteering some of your time, please visit our website www.ccaweb.org or call 864-243-4222.
Feral Cat Colony Management
The problem of feral cat overpopulation is prevalent in the Upstate. Cats that are left to fend for themselves will quickly multiply into large colonies, if management measures are not taken.
CCA works with the public to trap and spay or neuter and return feral cats to a safe environment. Caring volunteers assist with this process, and often entire colonies are moved to a new and safer location. Human “colony managers” assure that the felines are fed, watered and monitor the colony to assure the safety and health of the cats.
Oftentimes, the offspring of feral cats can be captured, socialized and become part of CCA’s selection of adoptable cats looking for their forever home.
CCA strives to provide programs to educate the public on responsible pet ownership. We work with other upstate organizations to provide information to the public which will promote animal safety and welfare.
Memorials & Perpetual Care Pet Cemetary
To remember those we have loved and have lost, you may consider making a donation in your loved one’s memory. CCA welcomes these memorials and will ensure your loved one is remembered in CCA’s quarterly newsletter, PawPrints.
Perpetual Care Pet Cemetery
The loss of a pet can be a difficult time, especially since our pets become like family to us. CCA can help provide a resting place for your pet in our Perpetual Care Pet Cemetery. Included in this service CCA will provide the site, the burial arrangements, an engraved marker, and a memorial certificate.
As a remembrance of loved ones or as a memorial for either human or animal, CCA’s shelter has a special courtyard paved with bricks. Anyone can purchase a brick to be engraved with their choice of inscription. Not only does the engraved brick program help us thank and remember those we care about, but it also helps support CCA’s shelter program ($40).
PawPrints - Quarterly Newsletter
PawPrints is CCA's Quarterly Newsletter which is distributed to nearly 2000 households in the upstate. If you would like to receive PawPrints via email, send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org and note "Email PawPrints" as the subject. We will add you for the next published edition.
Come Visit Us!
If you would like to visit our shelter, please contact us at (864) 243-4222 to set an appointment.
www.Goodsearch.com -- An easy way to give !!
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