CP-Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues
August 26, 2015
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    Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project Proposal:

—–>Our goal is to create a facility where Animal Rescues and Animal Shelters can temporarily house cats and dogs until they are ready for adoption. Animals can stay a maximum of 12 weeks. We need the support, connections, sponsorship and volunteer assistance from the public in order to make this project a reality.

—–>If you are an animal rescue that has dreamed of having your own animal shelter, here is the opportunity to join with other animal rescues to rent space in 1 facility, an Animal Overflow Shelter that all can share. Let’s work together to save more animals! Our goal is to share this opportunity to launch a new type of animal shelter!

This gives rescues & shelters added flexibility. This Animal Overflow & Support Center will give the animal Animal Rescues ability to save the animals they know they can find homes for despite the fact that they are temporarily short on space. The Animal Overflow & Support Center will fill a great need that is currently very evident to all Animal Rescue organizations. We need your help on this project!

Here is how the Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project would work:

  1. Animal Shelters & Rescues are contacted about unwanted animals that cannot be kept in their current home.
  2. Animal Shelters & Rescues agree to save the lives of the animals that they know they can assist.
  3. They check to see if they have the kennel space or a foster home in which to place the animal. If they do not have enough space at their own rescue…
  4. The Animal Shelter or Rescue calls the Animal Overflow & Support Center to secure temporary housing for the animal while they look for an adoptive family, a foster home or kennel space at their own rescue.
  5. The Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project allows Animal Shelters & Rescues more flexibility to save more animals. It allows them to say “Yes!” to an animal that they know they can help despite not having space at their own location. This gives Animal Shelters & Rescues the breathing space they need to be able to say “Yes!” to the animals that they are currently are unable to help due to the lack of shelter space!

The happy result of this project is that more animals are saved and overwhelmed volunteers at Animal Rescue organizations are spared the stress & strain of having to say “No!” to helping animals that they know they could save if they had enough room!

    Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project Details:

Every year rescues and shelters want to help more animals but space is limited. Most of the time it is not about the cost. It is about the lack of space and foster homes. Animal foster families are increasingly difficult to find.

The Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues project would allow rescues and shelters to house additional animals in their organization until ready for adoption. The maximum period for housing an animal would be 12 weeks, allowing rescues to complete the necessary pre-adoption preparation for the animal.

By keeping the time to 12 weeks, this allows the center to assist 1,200 animals annually. At any one time there is room for 277 puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats. While this facility would not be open to the public as a normal adoption center, rescues would be able to adopt out animals from this location.

To house these animals it would require a minimum of 5,000 square feet and ideally 10,000 square feet of shelter space. Cost to the rescue or shelter would be $1 – $1.50 daily. Rescues and shelters would supply their own volunteers to care for their animals. If they are not capable of doing the work, volunteers for the Animal Overflow & Support Center would be able to care for their animals at a slight increase in cost.

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What You can do to Help on this Project. How our Community can Support this Project.

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    Our Project Step by Step…

We need your help with each of the following steps. Please contact us if you have any tips, information, resources or connections to anyone you know who may be able to help.

    SHELTER/RESCUE ANIMAL OVERFLOW AND SUPPORT CENTER (SAROS):

    FUNDING:
  • Apply for startup grants
  • Apply for operating grants
  • Apply for low cost food/litter or donations from manufactures
  • Apply for supply donations from manufactures/Retailers
    • BUILDING:

    Step #1–Determine best location for center

    Step #2–Contact realtor that works with Retail/Wholesale properties

    Step #3–Find architect to draw up building to meet criteria

    Step #4–Find General contractor to oversee build out

    Step #5–Locate building materials from reclamation centers

    Step #6–Apply for building donations from Home Depot, Lowes

    Step #7–Start build out

      ADMINISTRATION:
  • Work with ASU interns on various aspects of project
  • Develop operating budget
  • Develop operations manual
  • Develop intake application
  • Develop group application
  • Develop daily animal health tracking report
  • Develop employee/volunteer schedule
  • Hire Administrator for program
    • ADVERTISING:

    Step #1–Attract volunteers to work center

    Step #2–Prepare communication of program to rescues and shelters

    Step #3–Prepare media release to news organizations and mass media for public funding

      LEGAL & ACCOUNTING:
  • Determine licensing requirements
  • Meet and prepare legal papers to setup center
  • Develop release for program
  • Develop accounting requirements for center
    • VETERINARY CARE:

    Step #1–Find veterinary care that will come to center for wellness

    Step #2–Find veterinarian that would do low cost testing, vaccines, altering

    Step #3–Hire vet-tech for center

        Other Ways You Can Help Make this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project a Success…

          We Need Your Help! We Need the Help of our Community

      • We would appreciate help in accomplishing any of the steps listed above.
      • We need help finding a donated or low cost building and/or land.
      • We need help getting the word out to potential volunteers & funders.
      • We need lots of help raising the money necessary to make this project a success. Any ideas?
      • We Need Donations and Sponsorship of the Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues project. What individuals & organizations do you know of that may what to help?
      • Volunteers for each rescue participating to care for the animals. Who do you know that may want to volunteer?
      • Please contact us via the comments section below. We also need…
        • Supplies or Material Resources Needed

      • We would appreciate help in accomplishing any of the steps listed above.
      • Building either donated for tax credit or maximum of $.45 square foot lease
      • Building material donated or at low cost
      • Animal food manufacturer to either donate or sell food at wholesale. Do you have any ideas or contacts for any of these needs?
        • People Resources Needed–Team Members, Interns, Volunteers, Staff

        Would like to see help with all aspects of project from realtor, general contractor, attorney, and accountant.

        *****Lawyer to set program up correctly as part of a rescue or entity in itself

        *****CPA to set up the books and reporting requirements

        *****Supply Chain Intern to assist with the purchase of needed items

        *****Marketing Intern

        *****Realtor to help locate and secure land and/or a facility

        *****General contractor to oversee and schedule construction of necessary changes within a building

        *****Vet Tech for daily evaluation and treatment

        *****General manager to oversee daily operations of facility

        *****Volunteers to care for animals

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        What You can do to Help on this Project. How our Community can Support this Project.

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          State and/or County Goal this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project Supports

          *****Our Dog Goal is : Maricopa County, Arizona will have zero euthanasia of any Dog that has any hope of a meaningful quality of life by the year 2018.*****

          *****Our Cat Goal is : Maricopa County, Arizona will have zero euthanasia of any Cat that has any hope of a meaningful quality of life by the year 2020.*****

          What is the Social or Environmental Problem that this Project will help to solve. Why is this important? What good result will be accomplished with the Help of the Community?

        The Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues will help rescues and shelters house more animals and ready them for adoption. By doing so, euthanasia can be reduced. Also many open intake shelters are charging for the intake of animals thus leading many many people to dump the animals in the street. This adds to the problem of pet overpopulation since most are not spayed or neutered.

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        We need your help on this project! Help us to find the most useful tips, advice, information, books, blogs, websites, scientific research, resources and organizations that can help us to successfully complete this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project.

        You can help this project by posting any helpful tips, advice, information & resources in the comments section below. Your community needs your help!

        Please forward this project post to friends, family & colleagues who may be interested in contributing information to this project and helping their community! The social media buttons on this page make sharing this project easy.

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        Who will be Helped and/or What Problem will be solved by this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project? Why is this project important? What good result will be accomplished with the Help of the Community?

        This project resolves a number of issues that people often face:

        Problem #1:–Unwanted animals often have to be removed from their home quickly. Shelters have no time to contact foster homes to assure that they have a space.

        Problem #2:–More animals are unwanted than local animal rescues currently have space for. Currently there is just not enough space and/or volunteers available to care for all of the animals that need assistance.

        Problem #3:–Animal rescues often need temporary housing for animals when foster homes are out of town.

        The Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project solves all of these problems! Every year rescues and shelters are increasingly being overrun with animals that need to be rehomed. This project is one of many steps needed to help save more animals.
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          Who Primarily Benefits from your Project?

        ***Animal Rescues & Animal Shelters in Maricopa County, Arizona.

        ***High volume open intake shelters like Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and the Arizona Humane Society.

        ***Animal Rescue Volunteer who are currently subjected to much stress and heartache when they have to say “No!” to helping animals that they know they could save if they had more space to house animals.

        ***Once this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues project is complete, we would like additional centers in other major locations such as Tucson, Arizona.

          Finished Project Objectives:

        ***Reduction of Animals that are euthanized in Maricopa County, Arizona due to lack of space in animal shelters.

        ***Improved assistance for rescues and shelters that want to help, but can not due to space constraints or lack of fosters.

        ***Increase in the number of adoptions of rescued animals due to the added assistance that the Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues project supplies.

          Target Date for Completion of the Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project

        October 2016

          Our Next Steps

        *****Find a realtor that will locate building suitable for project and budget*****

        This will be the 3rd phase of 4 phases of the Project.

        Phase 1 – Senior to Senior Project
        Phase 2 – Companion Animal Assistance Program
        Phase 3 – Rescue/Shelter Support Center
        Phase 4 – Reduced cost food for Shelters, Rescues, and feeders

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          $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Donations Requested $$$$$$$$$$$$$

        Will you help us to make this project a reality? Please Click the Donation Button Below to go to our Donation Page. 100% of your Donations are tax deductible and go directly to fund the project. Thank You for your Help!
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        We need your help on this project! Help us to find the most useful tips, advice, information, books, blogs, websites, scientific research, resources and organizations that can help us to successfully complete this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project.

        You can help this project by posting any helpful tips, advice, information & resources in the comments section below. Your community needs your help!

        Please forward this project post to friends, family & colleagues who may be interested in contributing information to this project and helping their community! The social media buttons on this page make sharing this project easy.

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          Cash Donations Needed to Make this Project a Success:

        We estimate that we will need to raise $ 142,850 to complete the entire project.

        If we are able to get the needed services and items donated, we may be able to successfully complete this project at a reduced cost.

        Please Help us Raise the Funds needed to complete this Animal Overflow & Support Center for Shelters & Rescues Project! Join our Crowdfunding Campaign!

         

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        This Project was proposed by and is sponsored by:

        Rescuing Animals In Need (RAIN) Please click the link to view more details about this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. You may also contact them directly at this link if you would like to communicate with them privately & confidentially. Otherwise, you may contact them and share information with them via the comments section below.

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