The C.A.T.S. Foundation (Checotah Animal, Town, and School Foundation):

Established in 2009, the C.A.T.S. Foundation helps to improve Checotah, Oklahoma by assisting with causes, fulfilling needs, and providing services to the community and surrounding area. Funds for the Foundation are raised through public and private donations as a way to support on-going efforts in communal areas as well as aid for the local school system for projects such as updated computer labs to enhance the learning experience, musical instruments and equipment for music education, new playground equipment to promote being active, and the building of a new animal shelter where emphasis is placed on the importance of spay and neutering, pet adoption, and general pet welfare.

“My hometown is extremely supportive of me and I feel blessed to be able to create something as a way
of giving back; to say thank you,” said Carrie Underwood.