FOCCAS Building the Dream

For: Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter
Crossville, TN
Organizer: Jan Hendrixson
$301,142
of $350,000 goal.
Raised by 763 donors
86% Complete

The Story

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. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 11, 2017

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Posted on June 11, 2017

We are so close to reaching our goal!! This total does not include approximately $28,000 in pledge donations or over $15,000 in the FOCCAS new building fund that was started at our inception. The outpouring of support from this community is the real inspiration behind this movement. I know there are many good things coming soon that will improve the culture of animal welfare in Cumberland County. Building a new facility for CCAS is only the first step, but it will stand as a symbol for decades that will forever tell the story of how a community banded together& rolled up their sleeves to build a safe, comfortable, and welcoming new respite for the homeless and abandoned pets that needed them to take notice and become invested in their care. I am proud to call Crossville TN my home & to bear witness to this shift we all know is coming.


Posted on March 31, 2017

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Posted on March 31, 2017

Our donations are climbing up and up! With our fundraisers coming up this year I believe we can hit the $300,000 mark. Thank you to everyone for donation. Remember, you can also make a "pledge" for any amount for when construction starts. Please contact [email protected] for more information on pledges.

Thank you to ALL donors! We will never give up to get a new animal shelter for Cumberland County.

Posted on November 19, 2016

Posted on November 19, 2016

The grand total is climbing! Since yesterday, we have gotten two $1,000 and one $500 donations! and countless $10 in 10 days donations! A donation is so mucb more than helping to build a building. Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the future comfort and safetly of the unwanted and abandoned pets in our Cumberland County. 

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