Twin Cities Pet Rescue (TCPR) exists to help companion animals in need. We rescue animals from "high kill" impounds, puppy mills, homelessness and situations of abuse and neglect. We often rescue animals that are sick, old or need extensive veterinary care - because many other rescue organizations overlook these animals - and we know we are their last hope.
All animals that are rescued by TCPR live in volunteer foster homes until they are adopted. Once we rescue an animal, we are committed to that animal and will suport that animal until it finds its home; no matter how long it takes or the costs of the veterinary care it may need. We work closely with furever families and have a very high success rate for animals staying in their adoptive homes.
We are strong advocates for spaying and neutering pets, as pet overpopulation is the reason we exist as an organization. All TCPR cats and dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and tested for HW(dogs)/FIV/FELV(cats) prior to adoption. Many animals receive additional veterinary care/surgeries depending on their needs (dental cleanings, treatment for skin infections, treatment for upper respiratory infections, knee surgeries, etc).
What new functionality we are looking for
Currently, all of our website content is pretty much static. We are able to make limited changes to the home page regarding events, but even that is not easily changed (we still have information about an event held on December 1, 2012). Our website also still displays our initial logo; which was updated mid-2011.
We would love to have a website that allowed us to easily update content/copy; including information about our adoptable animals, animals in need, events, volunteer information, educational information, etc. Our online application system could also be updated and made easier to use for both applicants and volunteers.
How the new functionality will help
Twin Cities Pet Rescue works on a very limited budget and is really fueled by the "blood, sweat and tears" of a handful of individuals. Because we often rescue animals that need more veterinary care than basic spay/neuter, vaccinations, etc; our costs for veterinary care are high and we can not afford to invest thousands of dollars in a website that would otherwise be used to help animals in need.
We are at a point in our organization life where we are changing many things to allow us to sustainably grow to the "next level." We feel that our current website does not accurately portray us as the reputable animal rescue organization that we are, and we are not able to really use our website as a tool to communicate to our website visitors.
We feel that a new website will allow us to more effectively communicate to website visitors, use our volunteer time more efficiently and ultimately help our organization help more animals in need.
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