About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Cheatham County Animal Awareness Foundation is to find responsible homes for adoptable animals being held at the Cheatham County Animal Control; help to control overpopulation through spay/neuter assistance; and provide a comfortable place for the animals at Animal Control.

Who we help:

CCAAF provides spay and neuter services to the companion animals of Cheatham County residents, including Ashland City, Pegram, Pleasant View, Chapmansboro, Joelton and Kingston Springs.

CCAAF was organized in 1997, prior to the county providing an animal control facility, which was constructed in 2005. Since the opening of the animal control facility, our organizations have worked hand in hand to help provide a positive environment for animals at the facility and to find homes for the animals residing there.

Within the past few years, we have focused our efforts on preventing unwanted and unplanned litters by providing access to low cost spay neuter services for the companion animals of Cheatham County residents.

Spay/neuter services are provided for a co-pay (based on income) to pet owners on fixed or low incomes, on disability, retirement (social security), food stamps or other forms of government assistance, and those simply unable to afford the service due to their current financial situation.

CCAAF has provided access to over 8000 low cost spay neuter surgeries over the past 10 years.


CCAAF is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Beverly Swearingen. The current board of directors includes:

Cindy Weiss, President
Robert Jenner, Treasurer
Phyllis Elliott, Secretary
Mary Ann Prince, honorary, Board of Directors


Funding for all the services provided by CCAAF comes from local and national grants, private party donations, and through fund raising events.




Cheatham County Paws

Current Projects:

Providing low cost/no cost spay and neuter services is the primary function of CCAAF as well as helping support projects at animal control as needed.

Kingston Springs Animal Hospital
170 Luyben Hills Road
Kingston Springs, TN


The Pet Community Center
943B Dr. Richard G. Adams Drive
Nashville, TN 37207


West Meade Animal Clinic
990 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN

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New Hope Veterinary Clinic
5420 Highway 41a
Joelton, TN 37080