Dogs For Dogs To Benefit Catoosa Citizens For Animal Care Sept. 6

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Northwest Georgia Bank Navigators at the Battlefield Financial Centre are hosting Dogs for Dogs on Sept. 6 to raise money and awareness for Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care.  

For a $5 donation to CCAC, participants will received a grilled hotdog, chips and a Coca-Cola soft drink. Desserts will also be available for purchase on the bake sale table. CCAC will have a few pets there available for adoption.  

“We hope to be able to continue to maintain our level of assistance to the community,” said Sara DeBerry, CCAC president. "We would like to grow even more, but we need many more volunteers and funding in order to do that. We are carrying our work with very few active volunteers and we need a lot of support from the community.”  

In 2013 alone, the group has provided spay/neuter assistance for more than 398 pets in Catoosa County. They have adopted and placed 465 animals, 297 of these animals were pulled from the Catoosa County shelter. Also this year, they have provided various forms of vet care assistance for 349 animals.  

"Please check your local shelter and contact rescues when looking to adopt," said Aimee Patterson, vice president for CCAC and criticized loan specialist at Northwest Georgia Bank.  "People are always shocked at the animals that end up in shelters unwanted. Whatever animal you are looking for, it is already out there and in need of a home." 

The CCAC’s current needs include a storage facility (Ringgold area), volunteers, fosters and supplies such as crates, food, etc.  Items may be donated at K9 Tub Time, 7675 Nashville St., Tuesday-Saturday or they can contact the CCAC for pick up. Anyone interested in volunteering and/or fostering please contact the CCAC at catoosaanimal@gmail.com or 706.937-2287.


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