The Department of Animal Services is excited to announce a new partnership with the El Paso Animal Shelter Foundation, a new nonprofit organization established by City Representative Dr. Michiel Noe aimed at acting as the fundraising arm for Animal Services.
“This foundation is one of the major components needed to take the department to the next level and is instrumental in helping us reach our goal of being a “no-kill” shelter by the end 2020. We are excited because the foundation will allow us to reach the community with a unique approach through outreach and events,” Department of Animal Services Interim Director, Paula Powell stated.
After beginning his second term as City Representative, Dr. Michiel Noe turned his focus to the pets of El Paso. Part of the Shelter Reform Plan, approved in 2016, was to initiate a nonprofit fundraising arm for the Department of Animal Services.
As an animal lover and advocate, Representative Noe volunteered to launch the El Paso Animal Shelter Foundation to benefit the Department of Animal Services. The foundation will assist Animal Service through educational outreach, fundraising, grant and volunteering opportunities. Foundation funds will allow Animal Services to further improve its facilities and operations, and will also provide the support to take on special animal welfare projects.
“This has been a long and tedious process and I’m glad that Animal Services finally has a foundation to support and help it reach its goal of no-kill,” Representative Dr. Michiel Noe stated.
In partnership with the El Paso Community Foundation, the El Paso Animal Shelter Foundation is able to accept tax-deductible donations. For more information on how you can support the El Paso Animal Shelter Foundation, visit their website or Facebook page.
The partnership agreement was approved today by the El Paso City Council Tuesday.