Carroll County Animal Protection League
CCAPL - P.O.Box 353-Carrollton, Ohio 44615
"Help us Build it!"
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January 2017 updates: We have been reviewing and making corrections in the electrical, geothermal, lighting fixtures, and outlets. We hired Stadelman Engineering and Associates of Cuyahoga Falls to get everything right before submitting to the State in Reynoldsburg. It is a very complicated process and many decision have to be made. AEP has been contacted to start the process of putting up the pole, transformer, conduit, etc. to have rough-in electric power. There are so many things to be decided, so bear with us as we get all the kinks worked out. Once we do, and now is the time to do it during these winter months, so when spring comes we can get started on more construction.
We received a $3,000.00 gift from an estate in January 2017 and another two donations of $1,000.00 from two anonymous members. Thank you!
Plus, we received the last check in the amount of $2,915.18 from the Fraternity Order of Eagles #2185 of the yearly donation to help with our construction needs. Thank you for choosing us for the year 2016!
December 1st, 2016 update: Smith Piping Co. They will work with the cement installation now scheduled for spring of 2017. More construction to follow the cement installation. Please be patient as we are as anxious to keep going as anyone. Will update as soon as possible.
This picture shows an overall view of the rough-in plumbing in the large area.
Thursday, July 7th, 2016. 7The CCAPL received the 2nd. donation from the Fraternity Order of Eagles # #2185 of Carrollton, Ohio. We thank them for their generous gift of $$3,074.81 toward the cement installation! We appreciated their support and generous gift!
July 11, 2016. CCAPL -front row:
President, Eileen Rohrer, Vice-President Lorna Whaley, Directors Lynne Prince and Barbara Manning accepting a check for $5,000.00 for our animal shelter construction from the Bechtel Power Corporation and the many C.C. Constructors, LLC Crafters working on the Bechtel Power Plant on St. Rt. 9, outside of Carrollton, Ohio.
Back row: Union Craft Workers:Chris Swiger, Ethan Harris, Matt Gasser * Jan Ash. (Jen was instrumental in procuring the generous check from the crafters). We thank them for their generous gift!
June 1st. 2016 Update: As soon as the local contractors who are installing the rough-in plumbing, and the cement acquire the "Performance Bond" required by Morton Buildings, Inc. for them to have to work under Morton's, construction will continue. We will update you as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support!
May 25th, 2016 Update. The plumbing permit has been approved and paid for at a cost of $1,620.00. As soon as the contract is signed from Morton Buildings, Inc. the rough-in plumbing will be started. We will update this as soon as we know when this will be started. Thank you for your continued support!
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016:
The Carroll County Animal Protection League was presented a check today for $715.76 by the Carroll Hills Industries volunteers. Sabrina Seal is the Integration Coordinator and Heidi Dunn is the Communications Employment Specialist.
The proceeds were the results of their recent hot dog stand at Thorne's Grocery in Carrollton from May 2nd. to May 5th. We thank them for their generosity and support of us. The money will go towards the plumbing project which we will be starting as soon as possible. We are waiting on the plumbing permit. Thanks to all!
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 meeting.
The Carroll Carroll County Animal Protection League was presented a check for $3,593.57 as a first quarterly payment for 2016 from the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 2185 by Eagle's President Skeet Burke, and Secretary David Yuncker to the CCAPL's President Eileen Rohrer and CCAPL Treasurer, Patti Willoughby.
We thank the Fraternal Order of Eagle's for their generosity and support! Their donation will go towards the cement installation, by Richmond Concrete of Carrollton, which we will be doing in the early summer or as soon as possible. The rough-in plumbing, by Smith Piping Co. of Carrollton, will be installed first as soon as possible. (photo courtsey of Leigh-Ann Rutledge of the Free Press Standard - Carrollton).
March 2016 - The plumbing plans are done and have been approved by the CCAPL Board of Directors. The plumbing plans are being sent to various contractors for their bids on the project. Once we have received the bids, we will chose a contractor, apply for the permit, and then begin further with construction with the installation of the rough-in plumbing which will go under the cement. This is necessary as a start for working on the inside structure.
February 2016 - Received a check, $10,385.00, from the Douglas L. Houck Charitable Trust (grant) will go towards the animal shelter construction.
February 2016 - Received a check from Doug & Vicki Stephens for $500.00 in memory of Doug's Mother, Marcia Stephens.
January 2016 - Received a check for $3900.00 from the Jerry & Janice Smith estate, from their daughter, Lori Perry. All proceeds will go towards the animal shelter construction.
January 1st, 2016. With the Ohio winter upon us, we will have to wait until spring of 2016 to continue any construction. Please be patient with us. We are currently waiting for the revised plumbing plans by Eletro-Mech Engineers in Canal Fulton. Once the revised plans are sent to us, we will review them to see if they are correct before sending out bids to contractors. Once we receive the bids, the Board of Directors will review them, and consider one for starting the rough-in plumbing. We will ale so be pursing grants to cover expenses of this project. So, bear with us as we wait out the Ohio winter and can hopefully continue more construction in the spring. Donate today! Any amount helps! Thank you!
On December 7th, 2015, we received a check from the Rick & Carol Hannon Foundation for $25,000.00 towards continued construction of our no-kill animal shelter. We will use this most generous gift in the spring for further construction We thank Rick and Carol for their generosity and support!
November 2015 UPDATE: On November 5th, we received a letter from Director Ralph Castellucci of the Carroll County Environmental Services stating "we will be allowed to put the dog waste in the sewer hook-up" when it comes down from Malvern to Carrollton in 2017. Therefore we do not need to put in our own sewer system. We will now wait until spring of 2016 to move forward with construction as funding is procured. Please help us keep going to get our animal shelter finished! Donate today-thank you!
October, 2015 UPDATE: The CCAPL Board of Directors chose Sheckler Excavating, In. of Malvern, Ohio to install the sewer system at a cost of $56,920.00. Construction of the sewer system will commence on or about November 1st, 2015 until completed.
September-2015 UPDATE: As of September 18th, 2015 the new sewer permit was issued by the EPA! Our next project for construction will be the sewer system. Once a bid is accepted, we will have this system installed. Then, the rough-in plumbing, cement work inside and out, then the rough-in electric, and the well-drilling if time and funding permits. Keep sending in your donations for the work that still needs done! 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 keep going 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!
July 22nd, 2015.
Finished the "shell" of our no-kill animal shelter building. Cost was $129,500.00 and is paid for. Plus, paid $22,500.00 for the mechanical plans to be done.
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!
HELP US TODAY! DONATE TODAY!
SEND DONATIONS BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:
P.O. BOX 353
CARROLLTON, OHIO 44615-0353
(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.
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 June 9, 2015 of construction-walls up and installing trusses.
Day Two of construction-June 4th. 2015
The windows arrived & they started the walls.
pouring cement & setting posts
Truss of many
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.
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!
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!
UPDATE! AWESOME NEWS!
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.
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