Who is CIA-TN?

Compassion in Action of TN is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that aims to take direct action to assist animals in need and provide education and public awareness of the animal welfare issues affecting our communities.  The establishing members of Compassion in Action of TN (CIA-TN) have more than 40 years of collective experience in animal welfare.  Founded by Amy Haverstick, Kim Rezac and Tami Winters, each with their own unique experience in this field, CIA-TN’s goal is to provide expert animal welfare services throughout our communities and beyond.

What does CIA-TN do?

We work closely with government institutions, law enforcement agencies, animal protection organizations, other animal welfare groups and communities to improve and strengthen relationships between humans and animals.  Compassion in Action of TN seeks to inspire individuals, groups and communities to take on an active role in addressing the welfare of animals all around them.  We believe in the fundamental idea: that our responsibility to animals is vital, and all lives have value.  We believe that it’s not enough to be compassionate but instead that you must act on that compassion and truly try to make a difference.  For us, by making a difference in an animal’s welfare, we are ultimately making a difference in our communities. CIA-TN further addresses animal welfare by generating public awareness and training volunteers, thus increasing community involvement and bettering the welfare of animals.

What is CAT TRAP?

CAT TRAP is our Feral Cat TNR program.  We are currently focusing on Wilson County Tennessee.  Our goal is to address the feral cat communities that have spiked out of control in recent years by trapping, fixing and returning the feral cats to their colonies.  If you know of a feral colony in need of spay-neuter assistance, please contact the CAT TRAP team at cattrap@ciatn.org for more information.  We need volunteers willing to trap cats and also to transport them to and from the spay-neuter clinics.

Where do CIA-TN animals come from?

CIA-TN accepts animals from anywhere in Tennessee.  However, we may only assist as many animals as we have fosters and funds to care for them.   

Links We Like:

Feral Cat Info:

​Alley Cat Allies - www.alleycat.org

Feral Cat FAQ's - Alley Cat Allies FAQ's

Feral Cat Facts - World Animal Foundation Article