Press Release – January 18, 2017

The SPCA of Brazoria County to release exciting capital campaign news

Lake Jackson, Brazoria County, Texas— The SPCA of Brazoria County Board of Directors, along with our Capital Campaign Committee, invite you to a press conference on January 19 to be held at 3:00 pm at Merrill Lynch Investments at 210 Lake Road, Building 900, Lake Jackson, Texas. At the press conference the group will announce a bold new initiative to build a No Kill Community Pet Center in Brazoria County. After the press conference, visitors are invited to tour the current shelter facility at 141 Canna Lane in Lake Jackson.

The new facility will further the SPCA of Brazoria County’s commitment to saving the lives of pets in our community and will be a major advancement in its mission to promote adoption and education about pets. The total projected “turn-the-lights-on” cost of the 20,000+ square foot project is $6.5 million, including land acquisition, site work, construction, professional fees, and furniture, fixtures and equipment. The Build Love A Home capital campaign, co-chaired by Jennifer Lowry Ray and Joetta Yates, is underway with a goal of $5.5 million. The first $1 million was donated through a generous bequest by community dog-lover Eulalie Crosland.

“We have some incredible news to share with the community. All those who share our passion for saving the lives of pets will be thrilled with our plans to create a Community Pet Center to serve as a safety net for all of the homeless pets in our community as well as people who want to learn how they can be involved in helping make our community a better place for pets,” says SPCA Executive Director Stacey Suazo.

The new center, to be located adjacent to the existing facility on Canna Lane in Lake Jackson, will feature an open and inviting atmosphere to encourage adoption, volunteering, and education for the community. Features of the new building will include “real life” rooms where dogs and cats will visit with guests in home-like environments, a group room for cats where they can roam fee, climb on platforms and hide in cubby holes, and a separate housing rooms for puppies and kittens. A complete on-site veterinary clinic will allow homeless pets to get proper medical care and will also provide low-cost spay, neuter, and vaccination services to the community. The new state-of-the art facility will not only increase the number of pets that can be housed, but will also feature new programs to encourage education for children and pet owners.

“We are looking forward to a great future for people and their pets in Brazoria County.” Says Stacey Suazo, Executive Director, “We can’t wait to get started!”

About the SPCA of Brazoria County:

The SPCA of Brazoria County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal welfare organization that provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of the cities of Freeport, Clute, and Lake Jackson at the Southern Brazoria County Animal Shelter in Lake Jackson. They also operate a Low-Cost Spay Neuter Clinic in Freeport, a Cat Adoption Center and Modern Thrift Shop in downtown Lake Jackson, and host weekend adoptions at Brazos Mall in Lake Jackson. They successfully brought the Southern Brazoria County Animal Shelter from around a 75% kill rate to a greater than 90% save rate in less than two years. Our vision is to lead all of Brazoria County to a time when no pet is ever killed simply for being homeless.

Donations can be made to:

SPCA of Brazoria County, Build Love a Home

P.O. Box 485

Lake Jackson, TX 77566

Speakers are available to clubs and organizations. Donors who have questions, or to schedule a speaker, any of the following individuals may be contacted:

Stacey Suazo – Executive Director, SPCA of Brazoria County – (979) 236-0324

execdir@spcabc.org

#BuildLoveAHome

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