date, we have received more than $3 million in gifts toward the
construction of DHA's new home. We are extremely grateful to all of our donors who have made this possible.
Capital campaign and new building update
are open, cats are playing, dogs are barking… come see for yourself what’s got
all the animals so excited!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 we officially opened the doors of DHA’s long-awaited Tatiana and Gerret Copeland Animal Care
Center to the public. We were thrilled to see so many smiling faces,
especially from foster families returning the cats and dogs they took care of during
the weeks we were busy moving in and getting organized. A few of those families
loved their furry friends so much that they decided to adopt them—it was great
to have adoptions on our first day in the new building!
opening to the public, there are still some things to be finished, which will be
taking place over the next few months. We have already begun the process of
razing the old building in order to convert the area into a much bigger parking
area. In the coming weeks, we will have
donor bricks, signage, and artwork installed, landscaping will take place, and all
the odds and ends that need to be completed to make our new house into a home
will be taken care of. In
the meantime, we are learning all the ins and outs of the new building.
Friday, December 5th, we hosted a reception for many of our volunteers, foster
families, and other who help us do amazing things for the area’s homeless cats
Executive Director, Patrick Carroll, noted “This is truly a dream come
true for our staff, volunteers, and guests, and especially for the animals in
our temporary care. They will finally have heat in the winter and air
conditioning in the summer. They will be able to breathe better, and have more
room to roam while they wait for their forever friend. In addition, for the
first time in DHA history, we will be able to house special events and programs
right here on our campus, next to all of our furry friends.”
goal is to have an official Grand Opening sometime in 2015,
so stayed tuned for more information by joining our mailing list or keeping an
eye on our website and Facebook page. In
the meantime, please stop by for a visit. Who knows, you might just meet your
next best friend while you’re here!
are also still actively fundraising to close the remaining gap for our capital campaign.
We have been fortunate to have raised more than $3 million from over 1,000
donors, and some of our generous donors and funders have even made a second
gift. On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and all of our
current and future animal guests, thank you to all of our supporters for
believing in DHA, and for helping us achieve this wonderful milestone.
fundraising must continue until construction costs are met. There are still a
few areas of the building that can be named, either for you or a loved one. Most of these locations start at $5,000, but
will have a permanent place for thousands of individuals to see over the years.
you have not yet had the opportunity to support the new building campaign, we would be delighted to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have!
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 571-8171 x301.