SPCA San Patricio County

The Problem

Approximately 6 million companion animals enter animal shelters across the United States annually, 65% of them are euthanized and only 10% of lost pets are returned to their owners. San Patricio County, located on the coastal bend of South Texas, is no better than the nation when it comes to animal homelessness and overpopulation. Currently there is no animal shelter in my county and the shelters in surrounding counties are having trouble with their own animal problems. Phase 1: Fundraising for land, was completed in November of 2010 upon the purchase of four acres of county land in Aransas Pass, TX. The SPCA San Patricio County is currently in phase 2 of its project which is the fundraising for the facility. Since November of 2011 we have only managed to raise just a hair over $125,000 which is only half of the $250,000 needed to clear the land, have the facility built and obtain utilities. Obviously we still have a ways to go, but any amount at all helps.

Plan of Action

The long–term goal of SPCA San Pat County is to build and maintain an animal shelter that would serve the needs of San Patricio County. It will serve the community by providing a facility where people can go to adopt a homeless pet and where animals can be housed in a humane manner while awaiting a loving home. In the meantime we are working effortlessly on fundraising for the building of our facility and we are also doing our best to educate the public about the need to spay or neuter their pets.

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