Welcome to the Carroll County Animal Protection League

501 (c) (3) non-profit organization -Mailing address: P.O. Box 353-Carrollton, Ohio  44615



              Carroll County Animal Protection League

               CCAPL - P.O.Box 353-Carrollton, Ohio 44615

 "Help us Build it!"                                                  

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July 22nd, 2015.

Finished the "shell" of our no-kill animal shelter building. Cost was $129,500.00 and is paid for.

The Carroll County Animal Protection League needs your help to finish our building, inside and out! This includes the plumbing, cement, interior walls, heating/cooling system, fencing, electrical, well-drilling, and so much more!

We have worked so hard to reach this stage, and need your help to keep going to completion!




P.O. BOX 353


(A receipt will be mailed to you.)


Day XII - Thursday, July 2nd. 2015 - Front door installed by Dave, Crew Chief from Morton Buildings, Inc. The "Shell" of the animal shelter is complete. Thanks to all of you who have contributed in any way. Now we will continue to work on raising the money for all the other things to get it finished. We will do this in stages as funds are raised. Can you help? Join us today!

Day XI - 6-22-15 - Working on entrance and the Morton Crew- Dave Shedron-crew chief on right, Arval in center, and Danny on left.  

Almost done!

Donate today and help us get it completed!

Day X - 6-19-2015 - more doors added, more inside work, and working on the entrance!

Day IX & X - June 17 & 18 - 2015 Finished ceiling, installed wall at kennel area, added doorways and exterior doors! Ready to put the foyer up!

Day VIII June 15 & Day IX - June 16, 2015 - finished insulation on walls and starting ceiling on front part of shelter.

Day VIII - June 15th, 2015 - Installing insulation on walls.

Day VII - June 12, 2015 - Siding done!

Day VI - June 11, 2015 -Roof finished, Tupelos on roof, starting sides, windows in.

Day V -June 10th, 2015- East side roof & west side roof!

Day Three and Day IV - June 5th, & 8th. & 9th.-2015 Walls up, partial trusses, all trusses except for foyer part, and adding some windows!


Day Three June 9, 2015 of construction-walls up and installing trusses.

Day Two of construction - June 5th, 2015  started forming walls west, east, south sides.

Day Two of construction-June 4th. 2015

The windows arrived & they started the walls.

Day one of construction Thursday, 6-4-15!

digging holes
pouring cement in holes
more cement, more poles.

pouring cement & setting posts




Truss of many

All three semis

All done.

Ground-breaking day! Sunday,May 31st. 2015

Photo by Kim Lewis, Carroll County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Attendees at our ground-breaking ceremony, Sunday, May 31st. 2015 and their dogs. The rain held off for our ceremony! Thanks to everyone who attended and made this day so special for us!

Special thanks to Don Gray who held the American Flag for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Sylvia Sauer for her opening prayer. Patti Willoughby, CCAPL Treasurer for her financial update. Mark Wells for his dedication blessing prayer.  Speech was given by President, Eileen Rohrer.

UPDATE: We are on our way to construction!

Hi, Awesome supporters and animal-loving friends!


UPDATE-We received the word on May 13th, 2015 from Shawn Simmerman of Morton Buildings, Inc. and they will be delivering our new building on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 on our land! 

 How exciting is this! Wow! Yippee!


Therefore, our "Ground Breaking Ceremony" will be held on Sunday, May 31st, at 1:30 p.m. on our land, so bring your puppy dogs, family, friends, shovels and lawn chairs to celebrate this huge event for us! Rain or shine!


We could not have reached this milestone without all your generosity of donations, volunteerism, support and of course your commitment to us to get this far in reaching our goal- the beginning construction of the no-kill animal shelter building!

Hope to see you at the "Ground Breaking!"

And please have "Fido-dog" on a leash for safety reasons! 

Thank you! 


May 18, 2015 - Finished preparing the site pad!

Sheckler Excavating, Inc. came out on Monday, May 18, 2015.

They scrapped off the vegetation on the animal shelter site pad and put down limestone in preparation of the building arriving June 3rd, 2015!

May 13th. 2015- Four test holes done on all four corners to assure the land can hold the building- passed!


CCAPL Board of Directors presented Shawn Simmerman of Morton Buildings, Inc. a check for $129,500.00 at their meeting on April 22nd 2015! 

It will take at least 6-8 weeks for Morton's to put together our order of the building for delivery. Shawn told us the construction of the animal shelter building-shell will be done either mid-June or around the first part of July! We will know very soon of the delivery date and will post the update ASAP! 

We will coincide this delivery of our building with a "Ground Breaking Ceremony" (bring a shovel), right before the delivery, more than likely on a Sunday afternoon the day before delivery! How exciting!! Wow!

So watch for "THE OFFICIAL DATE" to be in on this wonderful event we have worked so hard to attain and to get started!  We are finally on our way and because of so many of you and your devotion, dedication, monetary and other donations of support and commitment and belief in us, we are getting started! Yippee!

Our land address: 4901 Canton Rd. NW. Carrollton, Ohio. (Rt. 43 between Malvern and Carrollton, Ohio)

We will also be drilling the well and AEP will be installing the electric pole with the transformer, etc. for the new service for our building. Once those two things are done, we will concentrate on the next steps to keep going!

UPDATE: April 17, 2015. We have received the approved permit to build the "shell" of the building for the no-kill animal shelter construction from the State of Ohio.

We are currently sending them to prospective contractors in and around the area of Carroll County, Ohio, for bids for the work that will need done inside the no-kill animal shelter. We will keep you posted on our progress. We are starting construction in the June 3rd, 2015 to construct the shell of the building. We have raised the $129,500.00 to put up the shell. We will go from there. Please continue to support our efforts to build our no-kill animal shelter to save lives of domestic animals! Thank you.

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The Carroll County Animal Protection League is reaching out to the general populous nationwide in hopes of receiving donations for our no-kill animal shelter construction. We want to get started as soon as possible to make this goal a reality and help save lives of domestic animals.  To make a donation in any amount, go to:


and help us raise the much needed funds to build our shelter! 

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THE SIGN IS UP! July 3rd, 2014!

December 2014 update: The mechanical plans are almost done. Once finished, they will be presented to the CCAPL's Board of Directors. Once approved, they will be sent to the State of Ohio for the permits. Once the permits are issued, we will begin construction in the spring of 2015!

 We will keep you informed of our progress as it happens! Thank you!

The Morton Buildings, Inc. sign is on our property. It was installed on Thursday, July 3rd, at 1:30 p.m. by Shawn Simmerman (lower right), Morton's Project Manager and Mike Weckesser (lower left). 

CCAPL members present are Eileen Rohrer, Roberta Rothert, Kim Mills, Lynne Prince and her granddaughter and great-granddaughter, and Don Gray.

As soon as all the mechanical plans are done, we want to start building as early as late fall 2014, or early spring 2015. We will keep you posted on our progress. Donate today to help us build our no-kill animal shelter! Thank you!

2014- GREAT NEWS! WE ARE ON OUR WAY TO STARTING CONSTRUCTION! Bear with us a little longer!

December 2014- We are currently waiting for all the mechanical plans to be completed and approved by the State of Ohio, and for the building permits to be issued. We will start construction in the spring of 2015!

May-2014 The CCAPL Board of Directors called a special meeting after the regular meeting Thursday, May 1st, to vote on moving forward with Morton's Buildings, Inc. By a unanimous vote of all seven Board of Directors present, the motion was made by Vice-President Lorna Whaley and seconded by Barbara Manning to send to Morton Buildings, Inc. the cost of Step 2 for $22,500.00 down payment to authorized them to finalize the Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Plumbing and HV/AC designs and obtaining the permits, based on the Conceptual Plan completed under Step 1 as noted and approved by the CCAPL Board of Directors. Patti Willoughby, our Treasurer, sent them a check along with the signed contract by our President. (Our attorney, Kathleen Stoneman has reviewed and approved the Morton Buildings, Inc. contract.)

Shawn Simmerman, the Morton Buildings, Inc. representative, was notified Thursday evening regarding the vote to move forward. Shawn advised the Board of Directors at the April 24th, director's meeting, it will take approximately 4-6 months before actual start-up construction could take place. That is okay, we have worked so hard in the last seven years and almost four months to get to this stage.

Once Step 2 is completed, Shawn will handle Step 3, the actual start of construction of our no-kill animal shelter. We will send Morton Buildings, Inc. a check for $129,500.00 to pay the cost of the "shell" of the building. This will include the exterior walls, roof, windows, exterior doors, and also the insulation throughout.

More updates as they happen-stay tuned!

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us and contributed to us along the way of our journey since we started January 17, 2007 to build a no-kill animal shelter for Carroll County, Carrollton, Ohio!

February, 2014 - The CCAPL received a $10,150.00 grant from the Douglas Houck Charitable Fund towards the no-kill animal shelter construction.

April 7th, 2014 - The Carroll County Animal Protection League has received the second monetary grant from the  The John H. & Evelyn L. Ashton Preservation Association, Inc.of Carrollton, Ohio. Their commitment to us is $4,000.00 each year from 2013 to 2015. We thank the John H. & Evelyn L. Ashton Preservation Association, Inc. for their generosity and support to us. This monetary donation grant will be used in the no-kill animal shelter construction.

May 2014 - The CCAPL received a $10,000.00 monetary grant from the Richard C. Hannon, Jr. and Carol L Hannon Charitable Foundation

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