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Animal advocates form organization to compete in running Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center

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Augusta County, Virginia (WVIR) – A group of Shenandoah Valley animal advocates has created their own organization and submitted a bid to run the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center in Lyndhurst.

It’s called the Augusta County Pet Project and it was formed in just three weeks in response to Waynesboro’s search for a new management agency.

Their job will be to preserve the life-saving efforts that the shelter has achieved, says Lindsey Hoffman, a former SVASC director who is now on the Augusta County Pet Project.

“We feel it is very important to not only maintain these goals but also improve overall shelter sustainability,” Hoffman said.

The Augusta County Pet Project has applied for nonprofit status. Its board of directors includes people with legal and grant-writing skills, who have worked in animal control and veterinary medicine, and have provided animal care.

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The Augusta County Pet Project Submits a Bid for Animal Shelter Operations Services Contract for Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta

New organization aims to turn the tide in a new way to animal welfare in the valley

LYNDURST, VA (December 8, 2021) – The Augusta County Pet Project has submitted their proposal to the City of Waynesboro to fill NIGP 96206, Animal Shelter Operations Services Contract for the cities of Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County.

Executive Summary

The ACPP was formed with the unique goal of creating a progressive approach to housing stray and surrendered animals in Augusta, Waynesboro, and Staunton County. The animal shelter has progressed over the years to become more than just a holding tank for stray animals, but rather a community-focused, comprehensive outreach and care facility for companion animals.

ACPP will provide the highest level of care for animals while offering true compassion to members of our community. We focus on achieving professionalism in animal shelter by implementing modern and cost-effective programmes.

Although our company is new, the experience levels of our members are tried and true. We have combined our diverse professional portfolios into one dynamic team that will not only meet county and city standards, but will make our community a leading example of progressive animal care, both within the shelter and in the homes of every community member who has access to our educational programs and services. Our team consists of a Board of Directors whose combined years of experience span decades of dedicated community service, animal care (in both the public and private sectors), business owners, former government employees (former animal control officer and former corrections officer), legal and financial experience, grant writing and sponsorship expertise veterinary We hold ourselves to high standards of professionalism and our members hold certifications ACPP was formed with the unique goal of creating a progressive approach to sheltering stray and surrendered animals in Augusta, Waynesboro and Staunton County. The animal shelter has progressed over the years to become more than just a holding tank for stray animals, but rather a community-focused, comprehensive outreach and care facility for companion animals.

About the Augusta County Pet Project (ACPP)

The mission of the Augusta County Pet Project (ACPP) is to manage and maintain the public shelter on which Augusta County and the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro depend to manage the animals. ACPP strives to maintain a minimum 90% savings rate and build a collaborative relationship with staff, volunteers, other rescue and shelter organizations, and the general public.

Through this collaborative approach, the ACPP will focus on continuing education (for staff, volunteers, community members and partner organizations), keeping pets in the community, community assistance, mental health awareness and support (regarding staff/volunteer retention and community outreach) and partnerships with shelters and other rescue groups.

This will be achieved by creating paid and volunteer positions within the shelter, providing a more comprehensive and accessible set of personal online resources to community members, adhering to the standard education and training protocol for staff, volunteers and partner organizations, and introducing a more comprehensive support system for staff and volunteers.

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