In Support of a No Kill ShelterRepeatedly, it has been demonstrated that No-Kill can be achievedin every community, regardless of economic status, animalintakes, or geographic location through a series of programscollectively referred to as the No-Kill equation. When usedtogether, these programs have been proven to eliminate the needfor euthanasia as a means of population control in any kind ofanimal shelter. The factors in this equation include:1. Feral Cat TNR Program.2. High Volume, Low Cost Spay and Neuter Services3. Rescue Groups4. Foster Care5. Comprehensive Adoption6. Pet Retention7. Medical and Behavioral Programs8. Public Relations/Community Involvement9. Volunteers10. Proactive Redemptions11. A Compassionate Director
Communities who have Recently or Adopted 90% Release Rate or High Save Rate Method of Sheltering• Cleveland, TN Amelia County, VA• KC, Missouri Denver, CO (has BSL)• Niagra County, NY King County, WA• Broward County, FL Kirby, TX• Cuba, MO Larimer, CO• Ivins, UT Longmont, CO• Otsego County, MI Montrose, CO• Manatee County, FL Nelson County, VA• Miami-Dade County, FL (has BSL) Orange County, VA• Pasco County, FL Richmond, VA• Rockwall, TX San Francisco, CA• Tampa-Hillsborough County, FL Santa Clara, CA• Blackford County, IN• Cleveland, TN Note: the above are at a 80-89% rate and• Jacksonville, FL are climbing• Kansas City, MO• Niagara County, NY
More Education and Training• Master Volunteer List • Emergency Training and• Local Master Resource Preparedness List • CPR Training for Animals• National Master • Large Animal Rescue Resource List • Animal Training Facilities• Work Shops • Emergency Shelter• Community Organizations • Behavioral Specialists• Collaborating • SPCA Pro (educational &• resource) Community Resources being proactive instead of reactive• Pet Retention• Transparency among all organizations
Low Cost Spay/Neuter• Sedalia Spay/Neuter Clinic• Central Missouri Humane Society• City voucher program• Humane Alliance is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that focuses on high-volume, high-quality, low-cost companion animal sterilization. Since 1994 the Alliance has fostered a new mentoring culture across the country to successfully replicate their tried and tested clinic model.• Spay/neuter is a simple solution to the complex problem of the euthanasia epidemic, which destroys 4-6 million animals each year and is the direct result of animals left unaltered in communities. Simply put, sterilizing cats and dogs means fewer animals crowding the shelter and fewer animals ultimately being euthanized. Reducing strain on shelter systems also allows them to devote more resources to each animal, thereby increasing each animals chance for a positive outcome. The goal of the alliance is to build communities across the nation where every animal has a safe place to live.
More Dog Friendly Amenities #1 Concern – Dog Park Safety How do we get them? Speak and/or write to:• City Council• Parks & Recreation• City Manager• Business Owners/Managers
Poll regarding Municipal Shelter Do You Want a Municipal Shelter? 48% No 52% Yes
MUNICIPALITY From Wikipedia, A municipality is usually an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. The term municipality is also used to mean the governing body of a municipality.  A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district. Definition of a 501C3 By Emily Young, eHow Contributor A 501(c)(3) organization is one that is considered tax-exempt under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations considered 501(c)(3) are not-for-profit organizations, which have a charitable purpose.
Purpose & Regulations of 501c3 Purposes For an organization to be classified as a 501(c)(3) it must have an exempt purpose as defined by the IRS. Types of organizations that are considered are charitable, religious, scientific, educational, literary, public safety organizations, those involved with amateur sports and those that prevent cruelty to animals or children. Definition of Charitable The term "charitable" has a specific definition through the IRS in relation to 501(c)(3) organizations. In this context, charitable organizations include those that give relief to the underprivileged, advance religion, advance education or science, erect public buildings, ease the burdens of government, ease neighborhood tensions, stop prejudice, fight against delinquency and defend human or civil rights. Regulations There are many restrictions for 501(c)(3) organizations. The main regulation is that their earnings cannot go to a shareholder or an individual. Additionally, they cannot try to influence legislation as a major part of their purpose or participate in campaigning for or against a political candidate.
How do we get there?Funding: Taxes – sales, animal products, property Licensing – city tags Private Donations Fundraisers BondsApproval: Ballot Initiative – Collecting signatures to get the issue on ballot for community voteAdministration Municipal shelter can be staffed by the Municipal (City or County) or can contract out to a private 501c3 organization
Benefit to Community by having a Municipal Shelter Relieve burden from local shelters and rescue groups More control regarding hours of operation and policies Create jobs in the community Create awareness Increased Pet Retention More Education Work hand in hand with Animal Control Will Adopt a No Kill Policy or High Save Rate Philosophy
Staggering Numbers for Dogs & Cats DOG totals for Columbia = 27,918 CAT totals for Columbia = 31,496 Americans spends approximately $16,96.00 per Americans spend approximately $11,05.00 per cat annually dog annually. Veterinary Care $226.00 per year per cat. = $7,118,096. Veterinary care $368 per year per dog = $10,273,824 Boarding/ pet sitting $255.00 per year per cat $ 8,031,480. Boarding pet sitting $273 a year per dog Food $220 per year per cat $ 6,929,120 $7,621,614 Treats $47 per cat per year $ 1,480,312 Food $254 per dog per year $7,091,172 Toys $126 per cat per year $ 3,968,496 Treats $96 per dog per year $ 2,680,128 Medication $53.00 per cat per year $ 1,670,493 Toys $148 per dog per year $4,131,864 Miscellaneous $178 per cat per year $5,606,288 Medication $159 per year per dog $4,438,962 Totals spending for cats in Columbia, MO Miscellaneous $332 per dog per year $ 9,268,776 $34,803,080 Grooming $66 per dog per year $1,842,588 Total spending for dogs in Columbia MO. $47,348,928
Total Amount Spent on CoMo Pets Total spending for both dogs and cats in the City of Columbia Annually. $82,152,008 per year The population figures that I used for the city of Columbia are from the Planning and Development Dept. City of Columbia and CATSO. Population of Columbia Mo. 110,438 year ending 2012 These formulas are derived from the American veterinary medical Association calculation described on their websitewww.avma.org and in the publication US pet ownership and demographic sourcebook. These are the formulas used by Maddies fund for the pre- grant inquiry for community shelter data grants from Maddiesfund.org