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Give back to CACS this Holiday Season! 

City of Columbus Animal Care Services and the Friends of CACS have several ways for you to give back to animals in need this holiday season.

Check out our donation list on the image to the left (or click the image to download the printable flyer) and make a donation of an item on the list or a monetary donation. Monetary donations may be made online via the Donate button.

You can also give the gift of 40 free McDonald’s drinks for the folks on your holiday gift list for only $10 and support CACS! These cards are redeemable for one free drink per week at area McDonald’s restaurants. A portion of the card sales will go directly back to CACS to support animals in need. Contact Friends of Columbus Animal Care Services at to place your order.

The mission of the Columbus Animal Care Services Department is to protect and enhance the safety, health, and welfare of the animals and residents in our community.

Guideposts and values to achieve our mission

  • Education and promotion of responsible pet ownership and wildlife management
  • Continued improvement of the save rate of animals in the shelter through increasing
    • Adoptions
    • Rescue and shelter partnerships
    • Spay/neuter initiatives and collaborations
  • Ongoing facilitation and coordination of Animal Related Emergency Preparedness and Training

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The goal of actions the City will be taking include keeping Essential City Services running, protecting City Staff and following the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Indiana State Health Department and our local medical professionals. However, we will be limiting the number of staff in our facilities, and request the public call or email prior to coming into a building.

Animal Care offices will be locked but individuals can make appointments by contacting staff at Animal Care Officers will respond to emergency situations and staff will continue the feeding and care of animals.

advertisement for a Pet Friendly license plate program

SNSI provides low-cost surgery certificates to limited-income individuals and free surgery certificates to 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare groups and municipal shelters, including Columbus Animal Care Services. A statewide network of veterinarians graciously discount their services for our clients, and SNSI pays the remaining cost. Since their inception in 1977, SNSI has helped spay/neuter more than 130,000 pets in Indiana.

Click the Pet Friendly Plate image to learn how you can purchase a Pet Friendly License Plate to support SNSI’s efforts.