Community Partnership for Pets, Inc. (CPPI) was started in 2005 in Henderson County, NC. Our goal was to do everything possible to keep dogs, puppies, cats and kittens from being abandoned in our county and reduce the number that entered and died in our county-run animal shelter. Within two years we were making progress and started working with other Western NC counties to help them as well.
Our research showed that to save them, we had to do three things: (1) Stop the daily birth of unwanted puppies and kittens, (2) Stop dogs, puppies, cats and kittens from being abandoned or taken to county-run animal shelters and (3) Work to get dogs, puppies, cats and kittens already in county-run animal shelters out of there as quickly as possible.
We created and implemented a variety of programs such as a 4-part spay/neuter program, emergency and routine veterinarian care, pet food assistance, etc.. These programs were designed to help poor/low-income families and the pets they owned or cared for. We partnered with people, businesses, agencies (i.e. Dept. of Social Services), veterinarians, animal control and others whose day-to-day work crossed paths with the people and pets who most needed our services. Each person we connected with and each program we implemented created positive outcomes for the dogs and cats t hat needed help. The results of our work could be seen in Henderson County with 52% fewer animals coming into the county-run animal shelter and 78% fewer animals being euthanized.
The results we saw in Henderson County was also seen in the other counties we worked with. So starting July 1, 2017, we are now working our way across North Carolina to set up and fund many of the same programs that brought success earlier.
Join us as we set out on our new chapter of Saving Lives Across the State of North Carolina.
If you feel your community or County could benefit from the programs we have available, please contact us.