Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Announces Results of Fundraising Feasibility Study

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Results of a three-month long fundraising feasibility study encourage Olympic Peninsula Humane Society to pursue a capital campaign to raise $1.2 million after implementation of recommendations outlined in the study. OPHS has also purchased a 9.5-acre parcel of land for a new shelter.

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society today announced the results of the three-month long fundraising feasibility study conducted by Animal Shelter Fundraising. The non-profit humane society had the feasibility study performed to assess its chance of successfully raising enough capital to fund construction of a 10,000 square-foot shelter.

The study recommended that it is feasible for the humane society to raise $1.2 million to fund construction of a new animal shelter. The capital campaign would begin sometime in early 2014 following the implementation of these recommendations:

1. The governing board strengthens itself through modifications to the current board composition to also include review and enhancement of current board policies and procedures.
2. The organization implement an Advisory Board.
3. Introduction of new fundraising strategies and tactics.

As part of its commitment to improve the lives of homeless animals in Clallam County, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has purchased a 9.5-acre parcel of land located at 1743 Old Olympic Highway. The location is convenient for residents of both Port Angeles and Sequim. Funds raised during the shelter's capital campaign will be used to construct a facility designed to meet the needs of residents and animals for many years to come.

"We are very excited about the potential of this piece of land," said Kandace Pierce, Board President. "The animals will enjoy a much better environment, as will our staff and the public who visit us."

It is also recommended that the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society give serious consideration to opening and operating a small, adoption-only center in Sequim. This would be a first step to moving onto the new property.

About the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society
The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society has maintained an active presence in the community since 1947. The Society shelters and cares for animals of all types. A private, non-profit corporation, the Society is financed primarily by private donations and gifts. No animals are turned away and annually 2000-2500 animals pass through the doors of the facility. For more information or to volunteer, please call the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society at 360-457-8206.

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

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