Basic Organization Information
KAUFMAN COUNTY ANIMAL AWARENESS PROJECT
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- NTEE Category:
D Animal related
D40 Veterinary Services
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building
S20 Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement
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KCAAP's mission is to eliminate the needless death and suffering of all companion animals in Northeast Texas through an aggressive sterilization program serving 13-counties, including Dallas.
Mrs. Bonnie Hill
We built partnerships with surrounding city and county shelters and humane organizations, offering transportation services to and from the clinic. These organizations are the back bone of our program. Without them we could not succeed. Our partnering agencies are responsible for all aspects of their territory from advertising, promotions, funding and finding volunteers to perform check-in at their pick up sites. The partnering agency must have at least three volunteers available at check-in and discharge. For providing these services the partner agency receives a discounted price on rescue animals. A strong collaborative effort with these groups has helped us to continue to exceed our spay/neuter goals.
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- Population Served:
We currently perform 17,000 surgeries a year; servicing 14 counties through our transport program servicing a population of over 1.5 million people.
Program Long-Term Success:
We have sterilized over 50,000 animals and currently perform 17,000 surgeries a year.
Program Short-Term Success:
We continue to expand into new territories as cities and counties request our help.
Program Success Monitored by:
Number of surgeries performed
Program Success Examples:
We see success everyday in the faces of those we help.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project (KCAAP) operates a sterilization clinic in Crandall Texas, just east of Dallas. As the only spay/neuter clinic in the region, we provide transport and spay/neuter services for pet owners in a 13-county area, serving more than 1.5 million residents. We strive to reach as many people as we can to significantly reduce the number of animals entering area shelters. Sadly, only 13 percent of animals entering area shelters find homes in our region: the rest are euthanized. This is a situation we are determined to change.
Our target audiences are the owned pets that are not getting sterilized because of their owner’s financial status or lack of transportation services to a low-cost clinic. Half of the area we serve is rural and poor; the other half is urban (East Dallas) and poor. As a result, most residents in these communities haven’t gotten the necessary spay/neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats because of financial considerations. More than 90% of the animals that come to our clinic have never been to a vet before and 60% of the females have had at least two litters of puppies. We provide additional financial assistance to those that can not afford these crucial surgeries at our already reduced rates.
The Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project’s top priorities are:To build relationships and educate the citizens of Northeast Texas on how to become a truly “humane society”;To provide low-cost spay and neuter solutions to the general public; free to low income families;To educate the public about responsible pet ownership;To work with legislators on the creation of laws to protect it’s citizens and animals;To coordinate with the Texas Department of Health on rabies vaccinations and public health issues;To increase adoptions through the current city shelters and other humane organizations
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Evidence of Impact
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