THE CHARACTER OF A COMMUMITY IS BUILT WHEN IT IS FACED WITH ITS OWN WEAKNESSES
The Cumberland County Animal Shelter is located on the old city dump site at the end of East Lane Road in Crossville TN. The shelter itself was once the maintenance building that doubled as a gas chamber for the dog pound. The dump closed in 1982, but the dog pound remained & eventually became the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.
Cumberland County and the City of Crossville, have budgeted $180,000 for the construction of a new adoption center for CCAS. With only 15 dog runs & an average intake of 150 animals per month, this building will not replace the existing shelter & it will continue to house many, if not most, of the animals.
We have an opportunity to make a far-reaching, positive and lasting impact on the culture of animal welfare and the care and saffety of more than 50,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that will find themselves in our shelter over the next two decades. If we fail...We will fail so many.
Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter (FOCCAS) is a 501(c)3 public charity that functions as a support group for our county shelter. Over the last 2 1/2 years, our members have been hard at work, raising awareness & support for the shelter.
FOCCAS has launch a capital campaign to raise the funds necessary to build a companion building to the adoption center the county is building to function as an intake and holding facility. This building will eliminate the need for the existing shelter. It will be a place full of hope & promise of a better life. Because of the generous & compassionate nature of the citizens of our community, we have raised $270,000! BUT MORE IS NEEDED! We have 90% of the funds needed to fund construction of the new building and it will cost an additional $50,000 for complete the inside with the needed equipment and furnishings.
Please, go to our capital campaig website, www.foccasbuildingthedream.org to find out all the ways you can help FOCCAS Build the Dream for the homeless pets in our community.