Thousands of cats, dogs, and other animals arrive at Evansville Vanderburgh Animal Care and Control shelter each year. Their stories are varied - many are strays, some are surrendered by their owners, and others are taken from their owners for their own well being. All of these animals 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 give extra time and attention to the animals to help their stay at the shelter 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 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 of the animals in their care.
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
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.
Sarah joined ACA in early 2015 as a foster. She saw a plea on Facebook, that ACA needed fosters. She jumped in her car and went to see how she could help! That's where it all began! Since 2015 Sarah and her husband Derek have foster close to 175 dogs and a few cats! In 2017 Sarah joined the ACA board as the Adoptions Person, and later took over as the Foster and Medical Coordinator. Sarah's works a full time job as a Dog Trainer, and enjoys being about to help touch so many people lives!