2014 Needs Assessment
On March 6, 2014 Heather Lewis of Animal Arts hosted a Needs Assessment Workshop with the City of Weatherford and Parker County to discuss short and long range plans for expansion and renovations to the current Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter campus.
The Needs Assessment showed the following results:
• As the population of Parker County continues to grow rapidly, we expect animal populations to increase as well. The current campus does not allow for future growth in animal populations.
• The current facilities do not meet current industry and building code standards and are not constructed of long-lasting materials. The existing buildings are in need of repair and eventual replacement.
Due to the results from this assessment, and in order to keep up with demand, the Shelter administration developed a multi-phase Strategic Master Plan for construction, renovation and expansion of the Shelter facilities. The Master Plan will allow for cohesive and sensible development of the campus over time, with emphasis on:
• Improving the flow of animals, staff, and visitors;
• Improving the safety of all operations; and
• Providing spaces for new and expanding programs in a cohesive manner.
This careful long-range planning by Weatherford/Parker County Animal Services administration and knowledgeable friends resulted in this exciting strategic approach to meeting the needs of the animals and constituencies of the Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter. This multi-year plan is positioning the Shelter for an exciting era of service. The Animal Shelter’s Giving Second Chances Campaign was authorized by the Weatherford City Council and encouraged by the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee.
The Business of Giving Second Chances
The Giving Second Chances Campaign Base Goal is $1,650,000 and the Challenge Goal is $2,600,000 to be raised in three-year commitments. The Campaign will fund the following priorities:
Medical Treatment/Animal Care Center - Goal: $615,000
Spay and Neuter Funds - Base:$50,000; Challenge: $50,000; Total Goal: $100,000
Medical Isolation Center - Goal: $360,000
Renovation of Adoption Center - Goal: $60,000
Intake/Processing Building and Sallyport - Goal: $420,000
Animal Play Yards and Enrichment - Goal: $50,000
Livestock Barns and Relocation - Goal: $196,000
Feral Cat and Trap-Neuter-Release Funds - Goal: $165,000
Improved Roads and Grounds - Goal: $75,000
Multipurpose Classrooms - Base Goal: $70,000; Challenge Goal: $127,000;
Total Goal: $197,000
GETTING STARTED: Master Plan Kickstart $362,000
TOTAL FOR PHASE 1 AND 2 $1,650,000
CHALLENGE GOAL $950,000
TOTAL GOAL $2,600,000
The Shelter is also pursuing estate/planned gifts in this campaign. At least $1,000,000 for endowment could be achieved through this method of giving. Please review the Campaign Questions and Answers Pamphlet and/or speak with Dustin Deel, Director of Animal Services and Campaign Director, to assist you with this method of giving.