Animal Shelter & Care

The CAP Shelter

The Citizens for Animal Protection shelter, conveniently located on I-10 West, is a unique example of humane housing for homeless animals. Our experienced staff of professionals and dedicated volunteers provide competent and loving care for a multitude of animals. Their commitment to protecting our sheltered animals enables CAP to operate 365 days a year. CAP staff and volunteers provide a heartfelt welcome to thousands of visitors seven days a week.

Weekend Sponsorship

In order to prevent the possibility of euthanasia (humane death) Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) provides a unique program to assist pet owners who need to find a new home for their animal(s). The program is designed for people who can keep a dog or cat in their home during the week and place it up for adoption at CAP on the weekend, a time when most potential adopters visit the shelter. To find out more about medical requirements, vaccination costs, and other information, see our Weekend Sponsor page.

Adoption Services

Citizens for Animal Protection shelters and cares for more than 12,000 animals yearly. Before adoption, animals are given an examination, vaccinations, canine heartworm or feline leukemia tests, are spayed or neutered, microchipped and receive other services that adoption fees only partially cover. In addition to feeding and housing animals, our nominal adoption fees cover all the below services and products (please note that these services are not available to the general public):

Services Included in Your Adoption
Average Costs
General Health Exam $ 25 and up
Grooming $ 10
General Vaccinations $ 25 and up
Tests $15
Rabies Vaccination $10
Deworming $ 8 and up
Defleaing $10 and up
Spay/Neuter $ 150 and up
Microchip $ 45 and up
ID Tag $5
Cat carrier (Cats) $5
30-Day Health Insurance $25
Obedience Training Coupon  at Rover Oaks Pet Resort $60 (regularyly $195)
Adoption Package
(food samples, DVD's, pet care info)
$20
Average Total Value $431