Citizens for Animal Protection’s mission is:  Caring for pets in need through sheltering, adoption, humane education, spay/neuter services, low-cost wellness and community outreach.

Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) completely supports that no healthy, adoptable animal should be euthanized.  CAP will not allow any animal surrendered to us to suffer, nor will CAP risk the health or safety of shelter animals by exposing them to contagious diseases or unsafe conditions.  Humane euthanasia is a decision which may be made to prevent suffering or the spread of disease to healthy animals. It also may be deemed necessary to humanely euthanize an animal who displays behavior that poses a threat to humans and/or animals.  The decision to humanely euthanize an animal is made by at least three senior shelter staff members after a complete evaluation and consultation with other staff. Humane euthanasia is performed by compassionate, experienced personnel and is a decision that is not taken lightly.

CAP will, at all times, act in the best interest of each and every animal in our care.