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Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals

Mission: Promotion, support and fundraising for a resident and visitor friendly new shelter while meeting the needs of the current shelter. To inspire our community to cultivate the values of a kind, compassionate, responsible, humane care and treatment of the county's animals, including stray, feral, and owned through education and assistance.

Target demographics: our local county animal shelter

Direct beneficiaries per year: Nearly 2,000 animals brought into the Cumberland County animal shelter,

Geographic areas served: Crossville Tennessee

Programs: Funding for medical needs, providing needed items such as cleaning supplies, pet food, etc, educating our youth and our citizens about responsible pet ownership, raising awareness for the need & funds for the construction of a new intake and quaratine facility

Community Stories

61 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 April75

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with this group from the beginning and have never seen a more dedicated group work so hard for the voiceless in this community. With all of the roadblocks endured We are still here and will continue to be here. No one in this group gets a paycheck it all go for the care of the homeless animals of this county. I think that is the best part of it, Our hearts are in it 100% and for no other reason the to be the voices of those who don't have one.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I grew up in this area and this group has stayed strong through adversity and the "good old boy" syndrome. They continue fighting even when the odds look bad. I believe they will successful in building a new animal shelter and overcoming the outdated culture of Cumberland County that animals are property.

1 Brooke19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group goes out of their way to help the animals in Cumberland County.

1 Janet74

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The organizers and volunteers of FOCCAS are the most tireless and passionate people I have ever met. The county commissioners of Cumberland County have a very backwards mentality and feel the current location of the animal shelter is "good enough." The shelter is at a landfill which was shut down by the EPA years ago as it is unknown what was being dumped at this site. The county does want to build a new shelter, but the animals will still be in outdoor runs with no reprieve from the heat or the freezing winter temperatures.

Please help FOCCAS built a bigger and better shelter with indoor/outdoor kennels in a more visible location.

This group of local volunteers deserve more than 5 stars!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great group of dedicated, hard-working folks for the animals in Cumberland County, TN

4 Andrea150

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with a lot of groups in my life. I have never seen a group that had their act together like we do. I have only been with them a short period of time but already see the dedication that goes on...FOCCAS is truly an amazing group we will soon be launching our JR FOCCAS program, it will include children under 18. We will educate on animals, care, spay and neuter info and much mucheaper more. We are very excited to soon launch our capital campaign to raise money to build a new shelter. If you can donate please please do. It all adds up, and our county/city needs this so bad.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never seen a more determined group of people. They go above and beyond for the animals in need

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful, compassionate group of dedicated volunteers who give their all to save our dogs and cats with time and money.

6 Jennifer572

Board Member

Rating: 5

This group started with a few people and within a year has developed a 900+ following on facebook, a professional website, a newsletter and great relationships with local rescue groups. Many have failed where this group has succeeded. I see great things in their future.

6 Ricky K.

Donor

Rating: 5

This a wonderful non-profit that defines what a rescue group is, and does. There is a saying "We are their voice! " Well I can only say that i am proud that the animals in this county have FOCCAS as their voice....... You guys are amazing and never cease to amaze me with your generosity and love for the animals. I am full of optimism in the future due to all of your hard work; amazing just amazing.....

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a very organized and knowledgeable organization.

6 Sharon194

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never witnessed in my 56 years a more dedicated organization : Cumberland County is still a rural thinking county, and FOCCAS has really began to improve the way our residence think about spay and neutering for future control and welfare of our animals: The Volunteers are relentless in their efforts to make our community a better place for animals

6 Pat_80

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful group of animal loving people, who are determined to make the lives of animals arriving at our shelter, much more comfortable .They really were horrible before, but now because if FOCCAS the animals coming there, have a much better chance of surviving and finding safe , loving homes. I praise God for them every day .

5 Gina81

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'be been working with this group and The people in this organization all have a great heart for our furry friends. We are all all about helping better the lives of the little ones that have no one to speak for them. We are their voice a d the FOCCAS group is speaking loudly for them.

5 Steve174

Donor

Rating: 5

They are an incredible, dedicated bunch. They do their best to be a no kill or low kill shelter. I have contributed to them in good faith and I am very pleased with results. Kudos to them, and I hope they can continue their unappreciated but great work in the future.