CAP is dedicated to animal protection with a focus on pet adoption, spaying and neutering, the pet overpopulation crisis, pet care and responsibility, and the humane treatment of animals. We believe that all companion animals deserve a chance to live their lives in loving homes – free from harm.
It was estimated there were over 150 million companion animals in U.S. homes in 2018. 1 Clearly, pets are a source of joy and comfort to their human companions. They are, in fact, valuable members of a family and as such, should be treated with respect and love. Yet more than 6.5 million animals enter shelters each year. 2
Our Humane Education Programs are an integral part of our strategy to improve the lives of all animals. We hope that once people understand how to take care of their pets and that it is a life-long commitment, the number of unwanted animals entering our shelter will decline. Our goal is not only to help animals, a worthy goal in itself, but to help people through animals.
Through education, we strive to foster a more compassionate and caring community that will support and create better practices for animals rooted in understanding, respect, and citizenship.
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