Welcome to CCA!

Concerned Citizens for Animals is celebrating 32 years in the business of improving the lives of dogs and cats in our community! We’re a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, powered by volunteers. Not only do we operate Upstate South Carolina’s oldest no-kill shelter, we also run low-cost/no-cost spay neuter program. 

As the oldest no-kill shelter in Upstate South Carolina, CCA is happy to provide a chance for abandoned, sick, injured or otherwise unwanted animals to receive a new start with a loving family.

The combined efforts of a heavily involved management team, our caretakers and an active volunteer base ensure that all shelter residents receive first-class care and socialization. All CCA animals are fully vetted upon coming into the shelter and are spayed or neutered prior to placement in a new home. Any medical care the animal might need is provided.

What is CCA?
Concerned Citizens for Animals (CCA) is a local, non-profit organization founded in 1980. CCA is dedicated to helping animals and educating the public about their humane treatment.Mission Statement:  CCA shall not destroy any animal unless it is beyond medical care, and suffering would be the permanent result of medical treatment.CCA shall operate an animal shelter for abandoned, sick, injured or otherwise homeless animals.  CCA shall maintain an adoption program to permanently place homeless animals in qualified homes.  CCA shall maintain a low-cost spay/neuter program for the community.  CCA shall strive to prevent or stop any abuse, neglect, or otherwise inhumane treatment of any animal.All donations are tax deductible and shall go toward maintaining the above and future operations.
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Shopping List – items we always need at our no-kill shelter:

  • Canned cat food
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Tidy Cats® scoopable litter for multiple cats
  • Bottled water for volunteers
  • Glass cleaner
  • Pine Sol® or similar cleanser
  • 13 gallon garbage bags
  • 30 gallon garbage bags
  • Cat & dog treats of all kinds!
Board of Directors
Kim Ledford, Vice President Bill Burton, Feral Cat Colony Program Director
Renee Franklin, Shelter Director Marcy Owens, Pickens County Director
Michelle O’Connor, Humane Education Director Kylee Manet, Adoptions Director
 Kay Cooksey, Secretary
Advisory Board
Dr. Steven R. Shrum, DVM Sandra McCreight
Dr. Patricia Hill, DVM Val Magin
Andy Goodson, Legal Advisor Betty Way

Unfortunately, our no-kill shelter is filled to capacity at this time; so we are unable to accept owner-surrendered pets, or abandoned pets. Please feel free to check back on a regular basis to see if space may have become available.

3 thoughts on “Welcome to CCA!”

  1. I called and was unable to leave a voicemail as i had done in the past. I have tried to make contact several times but no one has returned my call.

    I called this past summer in June/July and a very nice woman named Kim returned my phone call. We spoke about my stray dog’s heartworm a and she told me to access her email on the we page but I have been unable to do so. My phone number is 2815030682 and I would really appreciate if if someone called me back at their earliest convenience.


    1. Sandra, thank you for messaging on here. We might be having some difficulty with our phones. Since we are all volunteers, no one gets to the phone right away. I sent a message to Kim, the person who you had spoken to before and she said she has called and left you a voicemail. She said that she will try to contact you a little later on today.

      Thank you

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