Our organization's primary focus is our
Spay and Neuter Clinic and our educational programs. The biggest
challenge and opportunity facing our clinic is growth. Rutherford County
and its surrounding counties are growing exponentially and so is the pet population.
There is a need for affordable veterinary services, but there is a large part
of the population that is unaware of the many benefits that our clinic
provides. Recently, we began to focus more on finding new and creative
ways to our market our clinic. We've hired a marketing firm and a
marketing and fundraising coordinator to focus more on these efforts. Of
course, our hope is that this will lead to an increase in the use of our
clinic, which will introduce new challenges. We have taken the proactive
step of hiring a medical director that will focus on managing the clinic and
improving its efficiency. Along those same lines, it is becoming
increasingly important to provide educational programs that will speak to the
importance of responsible pet care. With the expansion of our staff and
the eventual growth of our volunteer base, our Executive Director can begin to
focus more on providing educational programs for children through the school
system and other after school programs.
The biggest challenge facing our
organization is our ability to take advantage of and address the problems that
arise out of the tremendous growth in population in Rutherford County.
Our organization has an excellent board of directors and an extremely hardworking
staff that have been instrumental in the success of our organization's Spay and
Neuter Clinic and educational programs. We have discovered that in order
to address this growth we must first focus on expanding our staff. For
example, we've hired a medical director that can focus on managing and
improving the efficiency of our Spay and Neuter Clinic, and we have hired a
marketing and fundraising coordinator that will focus on finding new and
creative ways to market the clinic and raise funds for the organization.
With a strong Board of Directors and staff, our next step will be to broaden
our reach by establishing a large volunteer base, something that our
organization is currently lacking. This volunteer base should provide us
with the means to expand our educational programs, increase our fundraising
efforts, and handle increased volume in our clinic.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
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Pet overpopulation is the most serious issue facing domesticated animals in Middle Tennessee. Many ongoing animal-related issues – including dog bites, disease, animal hoarding, cruelty to animals, and high euthanasia rates in shelters – ultimately stem from overpopulation, which has posed a complex dilemma in Middle Tennessee and across the country for decades.
More attention has been brought to this issue in the last 15 years, and many nonprofit groups in Middle Tennessee are working to offer low-cost spay/neuter services. Some government-funded animal-control programs also offer spay/neuter and adoption services.
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