Thousands of cats, dogs, and other animals are relinquished to Evansville Vanderburgh Animal Care and Control shelter each year. Their stories are varied, some are strays, some are owner surrendered, some are taken from their owners for their own well being. All need homes where they will not have to endure shelter life again. ACA volunteers work to find these animals their forever homes. We are striving for a No-Kill Evansville.
ACA Provides Volunteers Evansville Animal Control officers and office staff are busy keeping our city safe. Officers are often rushing to pick up an injured dog, or help a lost kitten. Volunteers are able to to give extra time and attention to the animals to help their stay be more pleasant..
ACA Provides Foster Homes Some dogs do not do well in a shelter environment. Some cats just need a little extra time to find their forever home. ACA pulls animals from Evansville Animal Care and Control and puts them into temporary homes, foster homes, to meet the needs of these animals. After being spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested, these animals are put up for adoption through ACA
ACA Provides Support Whether hosting an event for the Spirit Medical Fund, or finding some extra blankets, ACA is there to help Evansville Animal Control meet the needs its animals.
ACA Provides Education Community groups, childrens' groups, schools, we feel a little education goes a long way. We strive to help our community understand the overpopulation problem, as well as ways to help their own pets.
Our Board Members
Brenda got involved with ACA in November of 2010 when a neighborhood dog ended up at Animal Control. She thought she would rescue her and then go on about her business as she had just recently retired. Brenda still has that neighborhood dog, and a few others she attempted to foster. Now Brenda puts more time into ACA than she ever did a paying job, and the rewards are far better. Brenda is the Foster Coordinator for ACA and spends her time posting and pleading for people to foster the shelter animals and give them Another Chance at a life full of love.
Vicky met up with ACA at a Rummage Sale for the Spirit Fund. Her first assigned foster was a puggle that was adopted and moved to South Carolina before she could even pick him up. That was May of 2011, and she has now had 200+ fosters. Vicky became a board member in November of 2011. Vicky also donates her time to the Purdue Master Gardeners - SWIMGA. She works as the Office Manager at Goebel Bros., Inc. & Pump & Irrigation Supply, Inc. in Mt Vernon, IN.
In 2009 Audrey answered a Craigslist ad asking for transport volunteers. That one ad catapulted her into the Evansville animal rescue scene, volunteering at Evansville Animal Control, and eventually into founding ACA. Audrey's foster focus is mainly cats, but plenty of dogs have walked through her doors. She works on the administrative side of the rescue, dealing with the mountains of paperwork that come from any small business. When not doing rescue work Audrey spends time with her husband and son, and their 2 rescued dogs and 4 rescued cats. Audrey's full time job is as Finance Manager at a local engineering company.