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DENTON ANIMAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION INC

  • Denton, TX
  • http://dentonasf.com/

Mission Statement

The Denton Animal Support Foundation's mission is to save more Denton area animals.

Main Programs

  1. New Facility
  2. Adoption Subsidy Funds
  3. Denton Feral Cat TNR Program
  4. Emergency Medical Fund

ruling year

2007

chief executive for fy 2007

Bette Sherman

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co-chief executive

Pete Kamp

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Keywords

Denton Animal Shelter Foundation

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EIN

20-4712596

Also Known As

Denton Animal Support Foundation

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Impact statement

DASF has a strategic goal to ultimately save 100% of adoptable pets handled in this facility. This requires a paradigm shift from “warehousing” animals to “rescue and adoption” which cannot be accomplished with the current facility. DASF has initiated several adoption programs, provided funding for facility upgrades and recruited volunteers to encourage adoptions and transfers to local rescue groups. As a result, the live exit rate increased to 70% in 2010, up from below 50%; however, better results cannot be achieved without a new facility designed specifically for “adoption and care.” The current capital campaign was planned to begin in 2008, but was delayed until late 2009 because of the local economy. The new Denton Animal Care and Adoption Center can save an additional 1,400 animals/year.

Programs

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Program 1

New Facility

Denton Animal Care and Adoption Center will be a combination of the facilities for City Animal Control and of the Adoption and Care Center. The entire facility will continue to be operated by the city of Denton and maintained by taxpayer dollars. Volunteers will staff the adoption and care areas. DASF will continue to provide fundraising support for adoption programs and adoption area needs. The animal habitats will be state-of-the art including outside dog play areas, cat screened porch, get-acquainted areas, enrichment areas, grooming facility and on-site veterinary clinic. Animal health will be paramount with up-to-date air filtration, drainage, isolation areas, and more. The location is attractive, visible and a family destination.

 The new center will continue the requirement that all exiting animals be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. This requirement was implemented, using a bidding process with private vets, to address the long-term issue of pet over-population.

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

$2,000,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 2

Adoption Subsidy Funds

These programs were established to privide a subsidy to encourage adoption of shelter animals, with emphasis on hard-to-place & special needs animals.

"General Subsidy Fund" - Fund initiated in October 2009 to subsidize adoptions, under the direction of the DASF board based upon current needs. The current emphasis is for cat adoptions. As of the 9/30/10 program year-end, 41 additional cats have been adopted.

"Rays of Hope" - The program was initiated was initiated in November 2009 and initially underwritten by a DASF board member. Half-price adoption days are announced and held to encourge adoptions. As of the 9/30/10 program year-end, 149 additional animals have been adopted (126 dogs & 23 cats). All shelter animals are eligible.

"Diamonds in the Ruff" - The program was initiated in September 2009 and initially underwritten by as DASF board member directly with the shelter. Each week, a dog is selected by the shelter manager. The dog is one whose breed, color, special needs or other issues make it a hard-to-place dog. The dog is spay/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped and made ready for immediate take home at half-price. In the event the dog is not adopted (which has not happened), a rescue group is standing by to take the dog. As of the 9/30/10 program year-end, 60 additional animals have been adopted (60 dogs).

As of 9/30/10 programs year-end, 250 additional animals have been adopted as a results of these adoption programs since the inception of each program.

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

$10,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 3

Denton Feral Cat TNR Program

In 2010, a Feral Cat TNR (trap, neuter & release) program was initiated in partnership with the Denton State School (a home for mentally disabled). The program is designed to relieve pressure on the Denton State School by reducing the number of feral cats brought in the facility, while allowing the cats to live their normal lives. As of the 9/30/10 program year-end, 47 cats were trapped & spay/neutered, vaccinated & micro-chipped and 10 kittens were trapped but released because they were too young for spay/neutering. This is a pilot program which will be expanded city-wide, when funds are available.

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

$7,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Program 4

Emergency Medical Fund

Provides a subsidy to the shelter for medical assistance in situations of minor injury/illness, which allows more animals the opportunity to be adopted. The program was initiated October 2009 and has assisted in the adoption of an additional 119 animals as of the 9/30/10 program year-end.

Category

Animal-Related

Budget

$5,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Social Media

@www.facebook.com/dentonasf

@www.twitter.com/dentonasf

@www.instagram.com/dentonanimals

Funding Needs

Our ultimate goal of 100% live exit rate for the Denton Animal Shelter can only be met when the new Denton Animal Care & Adoption Center, resulting in a paradigm change of how animals are handled and placed in loving homes. Donations and pledges as of December, 2010 total $1,150,000 towards our goal of $2,000,000. When the $2,000,000 has been collected, the City of Denton will build the Denton Animal Care/Shelter in conjunction with the new Adoption Center funded by DASF. We need to raise the additional funds by 12/11, so construction can begin in early 2012. The Adoption & Emergency Medical Fund and the Denton Feral Cat TNR Program are both limited by current funding. Both programs are very successful, but in need of additional funding for expansion.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Bette Sherman

co-chief executive

Pete Kamp

BIO

Retired after 35 years as a corporate executive in Chicago. BA and MBA from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Retired as CEO and Chairman, First Colonial Investment Services, a subsidiary of multibank holding company First Colonial Bankshares, Inc. Moved to Denton in 1995; established Longhorn Gallery LLC with her husband. Sold the business in 2000.  Community volunteer/fundraiser for past 15 years. Local boards include:  Past-Chairman, United Way of Denton County; Past-Chairman, Salvation Army/Denton Corps; Past-President, Denton Benefit League; Past Co-Chairman, Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home Capital Campaign; Past Co-Chairman, Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau; Originator and Past-Event Chairman, American Cancer Society Annual Fundraiser; Past-Vice President, Greater Denton Arts Council; Past- Vice President, Denton Main Street Association; and other organizations. Currently active in: Denton Benefit League; Ariel Club; Salvation Army; University of North Texas President’s Council; Texas Woman’s University, Chancellor’s Circle; American Cancer Society; and United Way.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Bette Sherman

retired business woman and community volunteer

Term: Jan 2007 - Dec 2013

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