About Us

Who We Are


The Community Pet Center (CPC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are organized exclusively for service to the community through charitable, informational and educational activities. We provide FREE pet food for low-income families, sponsor by-monthly low-cost spay/neuter programs, promote responsible pet ownership in Rutherford County and assist with rescues.  We launched a “Pet Education in the Classroom” program for 3rd-graders and in 2018 have expanded it to the middle and high schools. 

Our Goal


  • Promote the reduction of cats and dogs destroyed in Rutherford County through spaying and neutering. This reduces the pet overpopulation and unnecessary destruction of healthy adoptable animals.
  • Promote responsible pet ownership through our “Pet Education in the Classroom” program.
  • Enrich the lives of animals and help the citizens of Rutherford County through our FREE Pet Food Pantry.
  • Work with our partner rescue groups to save cats and dogs.