Our Mission

Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) is dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people in our community. Our mission is to improve the lives of animals and people through education, training and providing humane solutions to conflicts between animals and the community. We are champions for animals in Orange Beach.

Our Story

Deluged by requests for help, and concerned about the rapidly expanding unchecked population growth of our community cat colonies as well as the unnecessary killing of cats by individuals using inhumane methods, the Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program is founded. 

We are a resource for dedicated animal caregivers, advocates, nonprofit groups, and volunteers driving change and accelerating protection for animals in Orange Beach.

The Orange Beach City Council and Orange Beach Police Department Animal Control Division are dedicated partners in this proactive, progressive and humane effort. Trap, Neuter and Return is the only proven effective method of controlling the otherwise exponential growth in stray and feral cat colonies. A well-managed and community embraced TNR program will provide for the long-term population control of our community cat colonies and make Orange Beach a better place to live for our citizens and our cats. Although some immediate results will be evident where colonies are completed, it will take this continued partnership, dedicated volunteers and our citizens’ willingness to cooperate with this new approach in order to be completely effective.
— Thomas L. "Tom" Conerly, Animal Control Officer, Orange Beach Police Department


  • Acquire designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.

  • Establish organizational structure, TNR clinic model, management and mission.

  • Recruit, train and mobilize local volunteers to assist with education, fundraising and TNR.

  • Establish system for data collection, volunteer registration and donations.

  • Create a community cat food bank, feeding stations and acquire traps to increase TNR capacity.

  • Increase funding with donor base. OBACCP raised over $1500 in its first week as a non-profit charitable organization.

  • Develop and implement a collaborative marketing plan to raise awareness, promote services and educate public about humane methods of animal care.

  • Seek city endorsement through resolution and funding.

  • Expand and strengthen a collaborative effort with outreach events.