It is hard to believe that it has been more than six years since we moved into our beautiful new home in January of 2011! Heartfelt thanks to all our many friends, volunteers and donors who continue to support us.

Since opening our permanent, CAP has continued to serve more than 12,000 animals annually. In 2016, CAP provided care for 12,439 animals. This includes animals in the shelter and foster care, surrendered pets, animals transferred in from animal control agencies, feral cats trapped/neutered/returned and animals receiving vaccinations and other treatments in our low cost vaccination clinic. This year, CAP will open The Cornelius Clinic, a 3,500 square foot facility that will provide affordable vaccinations to the community. It surgery wing will be the site of all spay/neuter procedures for shelter animals and for feral cats. In the meantime, CAP will continue to operate its wellness Clinic in the Education and Resource Center. Last year, this interim site provided 4,628 services to some 2,500 animals.

Other efforts to prevent the abandonment of animals include humane education to the public, including serving some 10,000 students through presentations in schools, providing humane educational tools, educating students and Scout Troops on field trips, and by preparing children and their families for welcoming four-legged family members into their homes. CAP outreach programs reached more than 15,000 through programs at libraries and neighborhood centers and presentations at colleges, trade shows and fairs throughout the area.

CAP volunteers are our inspiration and our partners in delivering love and a high standard of care to the thousands of animals that come to us each year. Each one of the dear four-legged creatures who come through our doors receives loving care and undivided attention thanks to an army of volunteers who work in the shelter as well as in our clinic. They clean crates and habitats, prepare food for the animals, wash food bowls, walk dogs and cuddle puppies and kittens. Volunteers donated 33,145 hours in 2015, including 20,564 in the shelter, 6,675 for the feral cat program and 5,906 hours as foster parents.

As we celebrate our 45th anniversary, we invite you to visit CAP's state-of –the-art shelter and see for yourself how people like you have made a difference. There are so many ways for you to help, and we would love to work side by side with you to fulfill our mission of sheltering, rescuing and placing homeless animals in loving homes, in addition to advocating respect and compassion for all animal life.