New Matching Funds Offer Received

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In early March, Payson Humane Society received a matching funds offer of $10,000 from an anonymous donor for the upcoming building project. The requirements were that 100 people donate at least $100 each to reach $10,000. The donations had to be designated for the building fund.

We are very pleased to report that we have fulfilled that requirement and have already received the promised $10,000 in matching funds. We would like to thank the anonymous donor and all other donors who made this possible. $20,000 is a great addition to our building fund.

We have just received an additional matching funds offer of $500 for donations of $5 and above, which provides an opportunity for smaller donors to double their contributions as well. We still have a long way to go and, if there are others who would like to do a matching funds offer, we would be most grateful.

At this time, we would also like to provide an update on where we are with the new building project. We have recently signed a contract with Shelter Planners of America to revise our original building plans which were done for a much smaller piece of property. They have vast experience with designing shelters, having done more than 700 shelters across the country.

When the revised building plans are completed, we will be able to get bids for the building, and prepare a budget and timeline for the project. At that time we will also be able to make our formal presentations to the various entities from which we need approval to continue, although informally we have received an indication of support from them.

We have also recently signed a contract with The Phoenix Philanthropy Group, professional funds development consultants, who will assist us in identifying and pursuing sources of funds. This group has an excellent reputation for having assisted in raising funds for many philanthropic and nonprofit organizations around the world.

It should be noted that our recent decision to use local businesses for this project, instead of what was originally planned and begun several years ago, has added time to our original plan.

This is an extremely important project for the Payson Humane Society; it is an important project for the Town of Payson, as we provide a vital service to the community. We're moving cautiously, making sure we research each facet of the project thoroughly before making decisions. We're doing this to make sure we have planned for future expanded needs of the community. We're doing this for our donors, to whom we have the fiduciary responsibility to provide a superior product for the money they have invested. We plan to make the public aware of our progress as we complete critical steps. In the meantime, all donations are appreciated and will help expedite this project.

HOOCH

Hooch is a great looking, neutered 11-month-old Shepherd/SharPei mix. His owners donated him to the shelter because they could no longer care for him.

He is good with children and is housebroken. He has a gentle face with beautiful brown eyes that just long for someone to take him home and keep him forever.

He is tan in color and has a short coat that requires little grooming. Hooch needs a yard with a fence that he can't dig out of and will require exercise to keep him in top shape. Hooch would be a great walking or hiking companion.

Please come and meet him, he is really a nice, lovable guy.

ROGUE

Rogue is sweet-tempered 2-year-old neutered male American Pit Bull.

Since coming into our shelter as a stray, he has made many friends with our staff. We have found his personality to be gentle and playful toward his human friends.

He rides well in cars and likes to go for walks.

He is black and white and has a short coat which will not require a lot of grooming.

Please come and meet Rogue; he is quite unique.

SCOOBY

Scooby is a 3-year-old neutered male. He is current on his shots and looking for a new home.

He is a beautiful red and white Pit Bull Terrier.

Scooby came into the shelter together with his sweetie Nina because their owner could no longer care for them.

Please come and take a look at him you may just want to take him home.

NINA

Nina is a 1-year-old spayed female American Bulldog.

She is even tempered and gets along well with her best friend Rogue.

Nina came to the shelter because her owner could no longer care for her. She is a beautiful red pit bull.

SUGAR

Sugar is a 2-year-old spayed female. She is a beautiful white Boxer with plenty of energy.

Sugar is well mannered and gets along well with other dogs.

At her previous home, she did have some command training as well as leash training. Sugar is current on her shots and had a recent dental. Sugar has a gum condition that may require periodic vet checks and the possibility of further surgery at some point in her life. All current vet records are available to prospective adopters.

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