The Columbia Canine Sports Center in Columbia MO has been Columbia's premiere dog and dog sport and training facility for over 10 years. In the past two years alone, there have been more than 2000 enrollments in classes, including obedience, rally, agility, tracking, barn hunt, and more. CCSC has also hosted many dog sporting events through the years, open and free to the public.
Perhaps the biggest role that CCSC has played in the community is helping Columbians with puppy and basic pet manners classes. Local- and woman-owned, it is a true asset to dog owners, not only in Columbia but around the state and even the country as people have traveled to events at the facility. For many of us, CCSC is our home away from home, a place to meet friends and train our dogs in a positive and fun atmosphere.
On January 12, 2019, Columbia had a record snowfall of between 17" and 20". The main Columbia Canine Sports Center building collapsed under the load. No one expected that to happen. The building was designed by a Canadian company and specifically constructed to shed snow. Past deep snowfalls had not been of any significance. The conclusion is that the ice storm that preceded this event, along with the extreme wetness of the snow, was too much.
CCSC was insured, but there are many, many costs that will not be covered, including the deductible and thousands of dollars in equipment lost forever. The owners are planning to rebuild, but they need help. Our help. They have been reluctant to ask, which is why this campaign is just now starting, a month after the event and as crews start to demolish the ruins. Honestly, the number they need to reach to get back to where they were is $200,000. We can't hope to raise that much. But we do hope you will chip in what you can to help some really good people bring back a needed facility to what it was, and maybe even beyond.
To follow CCSC and the recovery process, go to the CCSC Facebook Page .
Thank you so much. Every tiny bit helps.