Dear Friends of Cats Exclusive,
We would like to thank you for your continued support over the years. Cats Exclusive has made tremendous strides helping cats to obtain a healthier, satisfying and worthwhile life. Because of our successes here in Broward County we have seen significant growth and a continued need to expand our services. The program has been extremely effective in reducing the number of unaltered free-roaming cats in Broward County. As our need for growth and expansion increases daily, we have been actively looking to move our facilities into a bigger space; one that would provide an additional surgical center and larger boarding area for our cats awaiting adoption. After an exhaustive search we have found what appears to be an ideal location.
The property we are interested in is two blocks west of our current location. The previous occupant was a preschool named Wexford Academy. This facility will provide us with two and a half times more space. The area is approximately 5,200 square feet, has three outside fenced play areas, a covered entrance and ceramic tile floors. We feel that we will be able to easily convert this property for our purposes with minimum renovations. Yes, it’s almost perfect! This is the best property we have seen in over twelve months of seeking a new location.
As I’m sure you can imagine, this great property comes at a cost! As of June 21, 2012, we already have raised approximately $70,000 in cash and commitments. We need about $200,000 for down payment, closing costs, escrow for taxes, insurance and renovations. Therefore, we still need to raise an additional $130,000. There is a need for us to act quickly as there are several interested buyers. The seller’s broker claims they have at least two offers, but they are waiting on other interested parties before making a decision. It does not appear that the sellers will wait much longer before accepting an offer.
The history of Cats Exclusive has always been to receive several smaller donations from the people we have helped over the years. Occasionally, we will have the honor of receiving a generous donation of $1,000 to $20,000 which greatly helps our needs. It would be wonderful if an individual would come forward and write a check for $50,000 – $100,000 within the next week, however we understand that not everyone can afford such a large donation.
One way we thought to raise funds is to request a special donation at this critical time. Ideally, $100 from each person would help to spread the responsibility amongst all who benefit from our services; however, a donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated. You will be supporting a very good cause, and as a result you will be able to continue to receive our competitive fees for surgeries and medical services. As always, we will continue to track your donations to provide you with a receipt to aid in your charitable tax filing. Your donations will allow us to continue to positively impact the cat community in South Florida, and your donations to our building fund will be recognized in our expansion.
We are aggressively trying to meet our mission statement of reducing pet overpopulation. Cats Exclusive as a no kill facility does not wish to transfer the need to euthanize healthy animals to another agency or organization. We are proactive in humanely reducing the unwanted pet population through responsible spaying and neutering. We know you feel likewise and invite you to help us and the animals in a very big way.
Please send in your donation as soon as possible; we are facing some uncertain time constraints. You can do this through our website by going to http://www.catsexclusive.org/buildingfund.html and clicking on the PayPal link on the bottom of the web page. There is also a form that you may print out at http: www.catsexclusive.org/namingrights.pdf where you can actually choose how you would like your contribution to be recognized, and mail it in to us with your check or credit card information. Finally, you could visit our center in person to make a donation and visit all of our beautiful cats for adoption. We know that the majority of our clients understand why our board of directors, staff and volunteers work so hard. Your donation at this critical time will make a significant difference in the lives of several thousand animals in the years to come.
We wish to extend many thanks to so many of you who have already stepped forward with your financial support. To the rest of you, we thank you in advance for your generosity. We pray that, thanks to you all, we will soon have a larger hospital and adoption center.
Assistant to ED/CEO of Cats Exclusive
12/18/12: Funds raised now at $100,000! We are half way there!
NOTE: Naming Rights List will be updated as items are sold. It will be confirmed that your selection is available.
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Mail a check with "Building Fund" in the memo section to:
Cats Exclusive, Inc.
49 No. Federal Hwy., PMB #176
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
E-mail: Richard@CatsExclusive.org | Phone: (954) 975-8349
E-mail: Shari@CatsExclusive.org | Phone: (954) 358-9259