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1 Lee County Animal Control Grant Proposal for Shelter Catherine Gammage PADM 7040 VSU Jerry Merwin November 15, 2005 Grant Funding Source:

2 Grant Application n port.pdf port.pdf

3 W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification n df df

4 Lee County Animal Control Cover Letter PETCO FOUNDATION 7262 N. Rosemead Blvd. San Gabriel, CA Our current budget has approved the building of a 40 x 60 building for animal control to house stray and unwanted animals. We were granted only $10, 000 dollars for the building. The $10, is enough to only pour a foundation. The estimated cost for the finished building is $67, Unfortunately additional funds needed to construct the building into individual cages, electrical, plumbing, sewage, labor and equipment needed for the holding facility was not approved in the budget. We are seeking grants to assist with the construction, electrical, plumbing, sewage, labor and equipment needed. Lee County has grown over the years and with the added growth, we are seeing more and more at risk animals. Our average in-take of strays and unwanted animals for a week is well over 40 animals-this does not include animals that may have serious medical problems that we are having to actually put down or take to the local humane shelter. The new growth is good for the county but we are seeing animals that are suffering because our present situation cannot sustain the growth of our community. Once the building is constructed we will be able to shelter over one hundred and twenty-eight animals. We will also provide medical assistance and give all the animals the necessary shots to keep the animals healthy among the other animal population. Well also provide the necessary hygiene for all the animals that comes into our shelter. We will actively seek caring foster parents and permanent homes for our animals that we put up for adoption. We will educate the general public on the safety that concerns animals, and we will promote a spay and neutering program to control the animal population. We want to include some of our docile animals in a program that we can cater to our Lee County Nursing Facility for the elderly shut-ins. We also want to include a program that helps kids that are being abused and need therapy by involving them with our new expanded facility. We are interested in setting a how to take care of your animal program with the elementary schools to get children actively involved with the correct measures of taking care of animals. After the building is constructed the fees that are set in place for citizens who abuse local and state ordinances that relates to animals will sustain the animal control shelter day-to-day activities. Community services programs will also provide the necessary help or workers that will help us make our new shelter a great success. Our mission as Lee County Animal Control is to balance the health, public safety, and welfare needs of people and animals in Lee County by responsibly and humanely enforcing state and local animal-related laws; providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; investigating cases where animal care is questionable; and finding new loving homes for homeless animals at our shelter. By providing assistance with any grant money that can be afforded to our cause will help our mission to be possible. All necessary documents are included in this letter. Thank you for all your help and assisting us with our mission as Lee County Animal Control. Thank you, Catherine Gammage, Animal Control Coordinator Included: IRS tax exemption form Financial Operating Statements for 2005 Auditors Report Current Budget Quotes for building Material Itemized and total cost for building Blueprint of Building

5 Lee County Animal Control Cover Sheet n Our mission as Lee County Animal Control is to balance the health, public safety, and welfare needs of people and animals in Lee County by responsibly and humanely enforcing state and local animal-related laws; providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; investigating cases where animal care is questionable; and finding new loving homes for homeless animals at our shelter. n Coordinator: Catherine Gammage n Animal Control Budget is $120, dollars which includes an annual agency payment n Seeking funds for the proposed shelter 40x60 cost is estimated $67, dollars.

6 Lee County Animal Control n Lee County Animal Control has been in existence since We are no longer looked upon as just the dog catchers, but we are an operating facility with two animal control officers n We have 14 temporary areas to hold animals but we are still transferring many animals to the Albany Humane Society. n We offer adoptions, foster parenting, and assistance with spay and neuter programs. n Lee County is ranked as the 43rd fastest growing county in the nation and the 8th fastest in Georgia, and with that being said our animal population has quadruped. n By collaborating with Lee County Animal Control, PETCO will be able to reach a much broader target population, and concentrate on the more advancing rules and regulations of animal welfare and human interaction.

7 Lee County Animal Control Issues and Concerns Animals at risk Average in-take of strays and unwanted animals is over 40 animals a week Neglect & Abuse Abandonment Dog Fights The 40x60 shelter will provide educational training, assist with spay and neutering cost for unwanted animals and eliminate animals being abandoned.

8 Lee County Animal Control Goals Build the shelter in January 2006 Decrease animal population by 1/4 in the first year of operation. Assist elderly and low income family with spay and neuter costs Work with volunteers, inmates, and community service personnel to staff shelter.

9 Grant Application Budget for Proposed Project Instructions: Provide the complete budget for proposed project including expenses to be paid by sources other than funds requested from Petco Foundation. Organization: Lee County Animal Control Project Shelter Budget Category Description Amount Requested Additional Funds Total Funds Required 1. Operating Expenses $30,000N/AN/AN/A 2. Equipment Costs $ 10,682 N/AN/AN/A 3. Building Costs $ 67,000$57,000N/A$57, Other Totals $57,000

10 Lee County, Georgia General Fund Schedule of Expenditures For the Years Ended June 30, 2004 And 2003 Animal Control Personal Services & Employee Benefits$61,345 $54,260 Purchase/Contracted Services$ 5,177 $ 7,192 Supplies$12,605 $9,895 Capital Outlay Other Costs$46,647 $46,663 $125,774 $117,980 Independent Auditors Report 225 E. 4th Street P.O. Box 605 Ocilla GA 31774

11 7262 N. Rosemead Blvd. San Gabriel, CA Office Fax Application for Governmental Agencies or Organizations Name of Agency or Organization Lee County Commissioners Animal Control Address of Agency or organization 759 Hwy 32 East Mailing address (if different from above) P.O. Box 889 Leesburg, GA Phone Fax Address Agency of the County of (if applicable) Lee County Date of Organization/Incorporation/Formation 6/6/25 Federal Taxpayer Identification Number (EIN) State Identification Number(s) & Issuing Agencies GA YD Brief Statement of charitable or public purpose(s) for which the organization was formed. to balance the health, public safety, and welfare needs of people and animals in Lee County by responsibly and humanely enforcing state and local animal-related laws; providing nourishment and a safe environment for unwanted, stray, abused, and impounded animals; educating the public about responsible companion animal ownership; investigating cases where animal care is questionable; and finding new loving homes for homeless animals at our shelter. Signature (Officer, Director, Trustee or Manager) : I hereby certify 1. That the above referenced organization is either an agency or political subdivision of the above referenced state, or an agency of a political subdivision of the above referenced state; and 2 that the contributions received from the PETCO Foundation will be used exclusively for charitable or public purposes as outlined in Section of the Internal Code of 1986 as amended. Catherine GammageAnimal Control Coordinator08/12/05

12 Correspondence from PETCO -----Original Message----- From: cgammage Sent: Friday, August 12, :37 PM To: dmaxwell Subject: FW: Your Paperwork to PETCO Foundation Darlow, can you provide me this information for my shelter grant? -----Original Message----- From: Sharon Sayegh Sent: Thursday, August 11, :45 PM To: cgammage Subject: Re: Your Paperwork to PETCO Foundation We received the following from your organization: Non-Profit Form Application for Support Other paperwork However, in order to complete your file we will also need the following forms completed and returned: A completed and signed W-9 Form (attached) A copy of your organization's IRS tax-exempt determination letter, 501(c)(3), OR An Application for Governmental Agencies or Organizations (attached) Please include a copy of this with any future correspondence. Information may be faxed or mailed directly to the PETCO Foundation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you, Administrative Assistant PETCO Foundation Office: (626) Fax: (626)


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