Tupelo-Lee Humane Society takes next step in animal shelter campaign

The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society hired Animal Shelter Fundraising to come to Lee County and perform a feasibility study as a next step in building a new animal shelter.
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Tupelo, MS (prHWY.com) February 14, 2013 - The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society (TLHS) today announced that it has retained Animal Shelter Fundraising, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in helping animal welfare groups with fundraising, marketing and operations, to conduct a Fundraising Feasibility Study for the nonprofit organization located at 2400 South Gloster Street in Tupelo.

The Fundraising Feasibility Study is an in-depth and comprehensive look at the various factors that assess the organization's chance of successfully raising enough capital to fund construction of the new animal shelter and ability to attract community leadership and gain public support. Animal Shelter Fundraising anticipates completing and reporting the results of the study by the end of March.

The humane society's current animal shelter has been operating out of a building on South Gloster Street in Tupelo since 1995. The building was built in 1960 and was originally designed to be a veterinary office, so repurposing it for an animal shelter has been challenging. Although the organization has made numerous repairs and renovations to the current facility, the facility's design is inefficient to cool in the summer and heat in the winter, while schematically the design contributes to higher incident of stress and disease for animals being housed. The organization believes the current facility no longer meets the needs of the community.

"This is exciting," said TLHS Executive Director Debbie Hood. "A new animal shelter has been needed for years. We hired Animal Shelter Fundraising to guide us through this process and develop a winning plan."

Tupelo-Lee Humane Society is one of just a couple open-admission animal shelters in the entire Northeast Mississippi region that takes in all domestic pets, regardless of where they came from. Animals from throughout the region are brought to Tupelo for a chance at a better life.

Land was donated recently near the corner of Cliff Gookin Boulevard and Thomas Street to put up a shelter.

About Tupelo-Lee Humane Society

The Tupelo-Lee Humane Society was founded in December 1979 by a group of individuals who wanted to bring more attention to companion animal overpopulation and replace the "pound" with a true animal shelter. TLHS has a contract with the city of Tupelo to provide housing for stray, abandoned and abused animals from the city. It has a contract with Lee County to take in stray animals brought in by residents. TLHS relies on donations and fundraisers for financial support. For more information, visit tupeloleehumane.org or call (662) 841-6500.

About Animal Shelter Fundraising

Animal Shelter Fundraising is an Arizona-based limited liability corporation that specializes in helping nonprofit animal welfare groups with fundraising, marketing and operations. Animal Shelter Fundraising is the nation's only company comprised of former animal welfare professionals and dedicated solely to the animal welfare industry. For more information about Animal Shelter Fundraising, visit www.animalshelterfundraising.com or call (623) 975-1234.


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