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Welcome to Children's Voice: CASA, Inc.

Children's Voice: CASA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located in Douglas County, Georgia, committed to recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children, who have been abused and neglected, in courtrooms and our community. We are empowered directly by the courts and provide judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

We exist to raise awareness of children in foster care and bring positive, permanent change to their lives. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved.

Thanks for visiting. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

  • Years Serving the Community

    20

  • Trained CASA Volunteers

    386

  • Total Children Served

    807

Why You Should Adopt a Pet

Last Thursday, February 20th, was National Love Your Pet Day. While you might have spent the day lavishing your pets with long walks, extra petting and their favorite treats, several animals had no owner to show them love. If you’re thinking about adding another pet to your family (whether it’s your first or your fifth), adoption is the best way to go. If you’re feeling at all apprehensive or uninformed pet adoption, these busted myths and compelling reasons will convince you to run to your nearest animal shelter and find the newest love of your life:

Myths:

- The pets in animal shelters are all sick and old. Actually, shelters and rescues have pets of all ages. Whether you want a puppy or an older pet that is already trained, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for.

- The reason the animals are in a shelter is because they make bad pets. This common misconception is entirely inaccurate. There are several different reasons that a pet might be given up, and nearly all of them have to do with the owner (moving to a place that doesn’t allow pets, allergies, financial issues, etc.), not the pet.

- I won’t know the history or personality of the pet before taking it home. A shelter will likely know more about a pet than a pet store or breeder will. Several shelters and rescues have foster programs, so the foster pet parents will be able to give you great detail about your potential pet. Even if a foster program isn’t in place, the staff will be able to tell you if Pluto is quiet and gentle or feisty and playful.

- I won’t be able to find the specific kind of pet I’m looking for. 25% of all dogs in shelters are purebreds, and services like Petfinder can help you track down a certain kind of pet in their large network of shelters and rescues. And besides, love is a funny thing. You just might find that the pet that steals your heart is nothing like the one you initially imagined.

Reasons:

- You’re saving a life! Does it get any better than this? No matter what the history of each pet is, they all need love. You can provide them with a happy, healthy home.

- You’re creating the opportunity for more pets to be rescued. While pet rescue organizations do everything they can to take in as many pets as possible, their resources are still limited. By adopting a pet, you’re freeing up space for another pet who needs a temporary home.

- You’re saving money. Most pets from shelters have already been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Though you might have to pay an adoption fee, it will be far less than the cost of these medical procedures.