Bailey and Friends Golisano Foundation

CCAS Awarded Grant From Bailey and Friends Golisano Foundation

Cape Coral Animal Shelter is the proud recipient of a grant from Bailey and Friends — a new trust component of the Golisano Foundation.    

This grant was awarded specifically to support animal welfare organizations that incurred unexpected operating expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

After years of planning, fundraising, building, and preparing, the Cape Coral Animal Shelter opened its doors on March 19th.  Four days later, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to close to the public, doing adoptions by appointment only.  Under very trying circumstances, we have saved hundreds of animals, provided medical care, and found them loving, forever homes.  By early August, less than five months after opening, CCAS reached its 370th adoption.

To support the lifesaving work of the shelter and to provide a much-needed service to our community, CCAS will open a low-cost, state of the art veterinary clinic.  

“We believe now more than ever people are going to need a low-cost alternative to keep their pets healthy, happy, and out of the shelter.  Our services will include vaccines, spay/neuter surgery, illnesses and wellness visits, and the sale of flea and heartworm preventative and prescription food” said Liz McCauley, Executive Director of CCAS.  “The grant from Bailey and Friends will be used to purchase the remaining supplies and equipment needed to open the clinic, which could not have come at a better time.  We are extremely grateful to Bailey and Friends for their support of our mission” said McCauley.