Welcome to the Carroll County Animal Protection League
501 (c) (3) non-profit organization

              Carroll County Animal Protection League

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

 "Help us Build it!"                                                  

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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!


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


October 2nd, 2014- regular meeting

Come to a CCAPL meeting and meet other animal-loving people! Your attendance at our meetings can actually help us procure funding resources to help build our no-kill animal shelter! Meeting usually last about an hour and we accomplish so much at each meeting. Bring a friend!

October 4th - 2014 -6th. Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction!

Join us for a night of great food, entertainment and having fun bidding on many varieties of silent auction items!

Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Bidding will start on silent auction items at that time.

Old Carolina B-B-Q will be serving: Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork, Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast, Country Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Grilled & Chilled Vegetable Pasta, Dinner roll w/butter, unsweetened Iced Tea, or coffee, plus a dessert of your choice!

The guest speaker will be a presentation by the Chagrin Falls, Ohio "Search Dog and Rescue Association."

All proceeds will benefit our no-kill animal shelter construction.

Purchase your tickets by September 27th. by mail or at one of our upcoming fundraiser:

The Farmer's Market in Carrollton, on Saturday- 8 a.m. to Noon;,  Sept. 27th;, 


Note: Deadline for ticket sales is Saturday, September 27th.!

No tickets will be sold at the door unless you reserve them ahead of time and pay for them that evening. but you must let us know by September 27th.  Thank you.

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 when making your purchases! All proceeds will benefit our no-kill animal shelter construction!  Thank you!

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! 

Gofundme.com does take 9.25% of any donations. You can use your credit card to make a donation. THANK YOU!

Use PayPal for donations/membership (s), Thank you for your support!


Use this convenient PayPal donation tab for any monetary donations you can send to us or for a CCAPL membership! Thank you for your support!

(Some fees do apply to the CCAPL for using PayPal)

What a $1.00 donation can do...

Thank you- Letter to the Editor - December 18, 2013

On behalf of the Carroll County Animal Protection League's members, Officers and Board of Directors, we wish to thank everyone who has donated monetarily to our growing organization this past year and for your support of our many fundraising events! We also want to thank the numerous volunteers of the CCAPL for their volunteerism with all our fund-raising events this past year.

On January 17, 2014, we will start our eighth year of existence. We have accomplished so much in seven years and without your generosity and support, we could not have made so much progress in raising more funding for the no-kill animal shelter we are determined to build on our property located on Canton Rd. NW between Carrollton and Malvern, Ohio (Carroll County).

Many times we are asked, "When are you going to build that shelter?"

Well, folks, it takes time, money, planning and also having enough money not only to build the shelter, but to run it as well once it is built. Therefore, we are currently putting together our financial business plan to possibly present to a bank for a construction loan. This business plan is totally necessary to procure funding for the construction, well drilling, electric, fencing, sewer system plant, and many needs for the inside. This financial business plan is crucial to finish. The financial business plan is also necessary for procuring funding for grants and other monetary resources for the various needs the shelter will require to operate efficiently.

Again, we thank you for your generosity and continued support. We will get it done as soon as feasibly possible!

Note: If you would like to donate to the construction of our no-kill animal shelter, any donation in any amount would be greatly appreciated!


Eileen Rohrer, President

Help us Build it!"

Welcome, members, visitors and friends to our website!

Our Logo designed by: Ashley Libertor (Carrollton High School Student-2007)

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct 2 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 4 at 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 11 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 18 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM