The Coalition for Companion Animals (CCA), formed in 2002, is a group of nonprofit animal services professionals and governmental agencies working together to end euthanasia of healthy animals in Monterey County, CA.
This website is offered to the community as a "one stop" resource which provides contact and program information for all animal welfare organizations in the county. We hope that the information on this website will help you find answers to your questions about where to go for particular animal services in Monterey County.
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Our Mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable animals in Monterey County through innovative collaborations between agencies and individuals, and by providing educational resources and community outreach.
Why Were We Formed?
Over 12,000 companion animals end up in Monterey County animals shelters every year (most of them are not spayed or neutered). This number reflects the problem of animals being born in Monterey County without enough homes for them. In the past, individual agencies were working on their own to battle the problem. In 2002 the CCA formed to fight the pet overpopulation problem together.
How Do We Accomplish Our Mission?
All member agencies who shelter have agreed to put together County-wide figures on what animals currently go into shelters in Monterey County and ultimately what happens to them. The CCA website was also created as a community outreach project to educate and inform the public. We meet once a month to share information about all of our programs and to work on new projects directed at ending the overpopulation problem.