Welcome to the Carroll County Animal Protection League

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

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              Carroll County Animal Protection League

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

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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 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! 

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What donations and funding will help with!

If you want to see our no-kill animal shelter finished, here is what we need as we know it at the present time- May 15th. 2017. As we get bids for various stages of interior construction, we will change this flyer to show you where we are. Our no-kill shelter is in need of donations at the present time of many dollars to complete. It takes a lot of money to finish our shelter and then run it. So, therefore, send in your donations in any amount, and it will go towards our shelter construction needs! We cannot do this overnight, and it could be as long as 3 or 4 more years before completion, depending on funding as it comes in.

We must have electric, heating and cooling, walls, doors, glass windows inside to observe animals, cement, plumbing, toilets, sinks, water, sewer, lights, flooring, kennels finished, chain link fencing, security video, phones, intercom, and so much more.

Yes, we are applying for grants to help with expenses as we do construction, but your donations would help us even more to get closer to our goal- finish our no-kill animal shelter and them operate it to save lives!

Save this flyer in your pictures file. Print it out. Read it. Pass it on so other can help us too!

Thank you!

September 2017- More progress has begun! The duct work is being installed in the main area by Roberts Plumbing, Heating & Cooling and they will also be installing the vents to the roof for the plumbing pipes. Morton's will be doing the kennel ceiling and the insulation and assisting in the vents through the roof. D & D Insulation Co. of Minerva will be blowing in the insulation in the main room. Flanary Construction is painting all the windows inside with Primer paint and semi-gloss paint . Richardson Electric will be digging the trench from the electric pole to the shelter as soon as the needed parts arrive and installing the electric panels inside and outside. Approximate cost: $75,855.00! More updates as they happen.

This is what we will be doing next- and you have made this possible with all your donations, continued support and belief in us! What is next, might be the installation of the interior stud walls for each room in the main area. Let's get this much done and go from there! More updates next month to keep going and beyond if we can! Know this---we will keep going to the best of our ability as funding is received! Stay with us folks! We are trying our best to keep going! We have worked so hard to get as far as we have and we can only move forward from here as we can get things accomplished.

September 2017 update! We are commencing with further construction inside the animal shelter. This will include installing duct work, venting of pipes to the roof, and installing the kennel ceiling and also insulation throughout the shelter attic. More as we can get more funding to continue! 

August 9th. 2017- Update! The roof leak has been fixed. The plastic barrier needs to be redone by Morton's as the water that was in the plastic stretched it. They will take care of this. We also found out we must have all the venting for the pipes that need vented throughout the shelter before any insulation can be installed as not to disturb the insulation once it is in place. We are still gathering bids for the insulation and the steel ceiling in the kennel area. More updates to follow as soon as possible.

July 28th, 2017 - Update! We found out on this day, we must have the insulation blown-in to cover the entire building under the roof. We are currently contacting insulation contractors to see if this can be done as soon as possible. Plus, the Geothermal contractor must put in his venting for the entire building before the insulation can be blown in and the ceilings prepared . Plus, we have to have a "steel grid-ceiling" in the kennel area first. All this must be done before any walls can be put up. There is also a question at this time there may be a leak in the roof, so Morton Building's has been contacted to check this out in the coming week. We will post an update as soon as we find out anything.

July 18th, 2017- Installed the first of three phases of cement in the kennel area by Richmond Concrete, Carrollton, Ohio. Will do the main room on July 19th, 2017. Then finish the kennel area.

July 1st. 2017 - Richmond Concrete is waiting for the State Inspector to pass inspection of the kennel area. The main room has passed inspection. The geothermal pipes have been installed. Smith Piping is working on finishing the setting  the drains in the main area.

June 22nd, 2017 - Richmond Concrete has almost finished the preparations of the interior dirt flooring for the pouring of the 6" of cement. Smith Piping Co. will return to set the drains in the large area. The kennel drains were set with a laser, cut off and capped.  Richardson Electric has installed the ground wire for the overhead electric lines inside and will also be digging the trench fo the new electric pole to the building set up in a few weeks by AEP.

Roberts Geothermal will be installing the sleeve-pipe inside the building and digging out the trenches for hooking up the geothermal loops.

As soon as the cement cures, Flanary Construction will be putting up the interior stud walls throughout the shelter and Richardson Electric will be installing the electric wiring throughout the shelter. Will update you as things happen!  

May 21st, 2017- The CCAPL Board of Directors accepted the Electrical bid from Richardson Electric of Carrollton, Ohio at a cost of $89,400.00. AEP (American Electric Power) has been contacted to set up an account for the CCAPL. AEP will be scheduling a time to install the power pole, transformer and necessary electrical wiring to the building and will be working with Richardson Electric on this. Also, Richmond Concrete will be starting soon to prepare the interior dirt flooring to pour the cement throughout the shelter floor. More updates as they happen! - We are still waiting for the submissions of bids for the, Geothermal Heating & Air conditioning, and interior walls by contractors. We will update you as soon as possible.

March 28th, 2017. Finally received all the mechanical plans (electrical & geothermal, etc.) from the State of Ohio! Now we will give to contractors for their bids for this work to be done and will continue as soon as we can! 

As of February 22nd, 2017, the mechanical plans (electrical & geothermal) have been submitted to the State for review, approval, and the necessary permits. This process will take approximately two weeks to six weeks. We will update you as soon as possible when we receive word from the State. Thank you for your continued support!

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!

April 2016- From the Fraternity Order of  Eagles # #2185 of Carrollton, Ohio: The CCAPL received the 1st. donation in the amount of $3,593.57. The  2nd. donation  Thursday, July 7th, 2016 . in the amount of $$3,074.81. September  3rd. 2016,  donation received in the amount of:$2,454.11. January 2017 - 4th. donation received: $2,915.18. Their generous donations will go towards the cement installation! We appreciated their support and we thank them for their generous donations towards our no-kill animal shelter construction!

April 2017 - The FOE #2185 has decided to support us in our efforts by continuing to donate for the 2017 year  in quarterly donations. In April of 2017, we received the 1st. donation in the amount of $2,281.94.

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.

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!

MONDAY, April 18, 2016. The CCAPL received a check for $2,000.00 from an anonymous donor. $1,000.00 is going towards the rough-in plumbing installation, and the other $1,000.00 towards the cement installation.

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!

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!




P.O. BOX 353


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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.

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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