CCAS Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Cape Coral Animal Shelter celebrated its one-year anniversary on Friday, March 19, 2021, and what a year it has been! Opening just days before the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic sent the country into a tailspin, CCAS had to make some adjustments to get a shelter full of animals into loving, forever homes.
We are proud to report that, in our first year of operations, we found forever homes for 1,049 animals—455 cats, 573 dogs, and 21 critters! Largely in part to a robust foster program and a partnership with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Cell Dog Program, CCAS could take on more animals than one would think with only 12 dog “suites kennels” and three cat “manors.”
The support from the community for CCAS from the very beginning has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Over 1,200 people have attended our volunteer orientations and over 250 have become trained dog walkers to assist daily at the shelter. Eighty different foster families have taken in medical cases, kittens, puppies, and other animals who needed a break from the shelter. Volunteers cuddle cats, clean, do laundry, attend events, collect donations in the community, and transport animals to our shelter.
Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic—
In August 2020, CCAS opened a low-cost veterinary clinic to help support the life-saving work of the shelter and provide a much-needed service to our community. The clinic offers all services including spay/neuter surgery, illness/wellness visits, dental procedures, and the sale of heartworm preventative and prescription food, all at low/discounted prices. It is open to the public and all new patients are welcome!
Now more than ever, the Cape Coral Animal Shelter needs donations. It became clear early on that expansion was going to be necessary even sooner than originally planned. CCAS will announce those plans soon and continued support from this amazing community will be greatly needed and appreciated.
The Cape Coral Animal Shelter would like to thank everyone who donated, adopted, volunteered, and supported the live-saving work we do for the animals of South Florida and our community. It takes a village, and ours is a great one!