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CP–Companion Animal Assistance Program–Food/Vet Care Help
July 7, 2015
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Project Name


Companion Animal Assistance Program (CAAP)

Brief Description of this Project. Who will be Helped and/or What Problem will be solved…

This program provides pet food, supplies & veterinary care to low income households at 150% of poverty level. This makes it possible for them to retain their companion animal instead of releasing the animal to an animal shelter.

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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.

ADMINISTRATION:

Step #1–CONTACT LAWYER FOR LEGAL ADVICE ON SETTING UP PROGRAM, CONTACT ACCOUNTANT FOR BOOK KEEPING,
CONTACT LAWYER TO DRAFT AGREEMENT FOR PARTICIPANTS

Step #2–DESIGN WEBSITE, DEVELOP OPERATING BUDGET, DEVELOP NEEDS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Step #3–APPLY FOR PARTICIPATING GRANTS

Step #4–DESIGN APPLICATION FOR PROGRAM, DESIGN APPLICATION FOR PROGRAM, APPLICATION FOR MAJOR MEDICAL,DEVELOP VETERINARIAN PROGRAM FOR ADOPTORS TO USE

Step #5–SET UP ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM FOR EACH ANIMAL/HUMAN PARING, DESIGN REMINDER PROGRAM FOR ADOPTORS IE: REMINDERS ABOUT WELLNESS CHECKS

MARKETING

Step #6–DEVELOP MARKETING PLAN FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS

Step #7–SUMMIT TO CORPORATIONS SUCH AS INTEL FOR FUNDING, CONTACT PETSMART, PETCO, AND PET CLUB FOR ENABLING MONIES

Step #8–FIND VETERINAIAN WHO WOULD DO SPAY/NEUTERS AND INITIAL ANIMAL WELLNESS EXAMS ON CONTINUING BASIS

PURCHASING

Step #9–CONTACT MARS & PURINA FOR PARTICIPATION IN SELLING DOG/CAT FOOD IN BULK FOR PROGRAM
DEVELOP PURCHASING PROGRAM

BUILDING

Step #10–SECURE 1,500 SF BUILDING TO HOUSE DOGS/CATS THAT CAN NOT BE HOUSED IN RESCUES, DETERMINE MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT, IF ANY

Project Description Details

Many individuals due to retirement or loss of job find the income of the household now inadequate to support their companion animal. The animal is then turned into the county shelter or released on the street. This program would support individuals retain their companion animals.
Companion animals are important to individuals and families by providing companionship during hard times. This promotes health to individuals and families that may have nothing else.

Project Summary

Companion Animal Assistance Program
State and/or County Goal thisProject Supports
Reduction on intakes to county animal care and control, reducing animal euthanasia. Also reduces animals being released onto the streets and possible breeding.

Please descibe 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?

relinquishing of companion animals into county facilities or other higher kill facilities. Less owner relinquish to rescues that have limited resources. Promotes retention of the animal by individuals or families that want to keep their companion animal

Supplies or Material Resources Needed


Donation of food, litter, and medical services.

Skills & Expertise Needed. Mentor help Requested.

lawyer to draft agreements
CPA to prepare books for reporting expenses and results
People Resources Needed–Team Members, Interns, Volunteers, Staff
supply chain intern
public relations specialist
volunteers to help distribute food and supplies, manage inventory

Financial Budget for our Project


COMPANION ANIMAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Maximum Exposure
CAT* DOG* TOTAL PROGRAM
ANIMAL WELFARE COST per/animal # Served Total CAT per/animal (Blended) # Served Total DOG AMOUNT % OF TOTAL

FOOD $125 125 $15,625 $145 125 $18,125 $34,020 18.0%
LITTER $165 125 $20,625 — — $20,750 11.0%
INITIAL MEDICAL $130 125 $16,250 $70 125 $8,750 $25,195 13.3%
RECURRING MEDICAL $160 125 $20,000 $235 125 $29,375 $49,735 26.3%
ALTERING $60 60 $3,600 $80 60 $4,800 $8,540 4.5%
Major Medical $1,000 25 $25,000 $1,000 25 $25,000 $51,025 27.0%

Animal Welfare Total $1,640 $101,100 $1,530 $86,050 $189,265 100.0%

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


Help fund the program and volunteer their time and services to different aspect of the program.
Finished Project:
This program is the next step after starting the “Senior to Senior” program. All resources are in place to add this program

Who Primarily Benefits from your Project?


Local to my County
City or Cities that Benefit from our Project
All of Maricopa County Towns
County or Counties that Benefit from our Project
Maricopa County
State or States that Benefit from our Project
Arizona

Who Benefits? What group of Individuals is most helped by your project?


Animals
Seniors
Veterans
People in general

Target Date for Completion of the Project


October 2015

Important Deadlines Coming Up


Make contact with food manufacturers such as Purina, MARS, and Southwest Pet Food for participation in program by donating or selling product at their cost. Contact Banfield Hospitals to see about low cost or free medical for animals

Our Next Steps


Meeting with Empty Bowl Pet Food Pantry for introduction to Southwest Pet Food

Personal Note from this Individual, Team or Group


This is step 2 of 4 phases we would like to accomplish for the community. The 1st was a senior for senior program and the 3rd and 4th will provide assistance to the rescues and shelters. All this can happen from the same administration and building setup in phase #1

Post Category
Projects that Help People
What type of Project is this?
Community Project (CP)

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