Case Study: Power Paw

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Pumpkin is scared, alone, and no one cares for her. If one saw Pumpkin on a commercial they would change the channel when it became too much to handle. Pumpkin is beaten, bruised, and on the brink of death, hoping desperately that maybe someone in the world would love her. “Pumpkin” is a poor and innocent kitten, left on the street because she was not enough or someone could n0t take care of her. Thinking “she’s better off out on the streets”. Instead of Pumpkin being left for dead; she is found, treated for infections, and given love until someone can actually care for her. Power Paws, an animal humane society where instead of cold cages, animals stay in lovable and warm cottages. Not only will this become a safe and loving environment for …show more content…
The buddy system is when you have a person who is a reputable figure in the community and is there in order to acquire grant money. This person would be your right hand in the formation of the program. The buddy system will allow more insight on how to achieve money for the program. Grant money will become the foundation for Power Paws. After, Power Paws should be in full business where we no longer need grants but small donations would gladly be appreciated. A small group of people will start up this program before money is the main focus. Among these people will be a local veterinarian, the right-hand-man, volunteers, and donors. Veterinarians in training are welcomed for a tour by local veterinarian to teach them what happens to animals when they become rejected by families. They would be able to learn what they can do in order to help these animals. All these people will be a connection towards being personal with possible contributors. Every person counts when it comes to starting up Power …show more content…
An important part when getting grant money is the overall classification of the program. The grant money will become the foundation for Power Paws. Power Paws is categorized as a 501(c)(3) status, meaning that this program is a non profitable educated and charitable organization. With the help from Power Paws’ “buddy”, this program is “eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions in accordance with Code section 170” (IRS). When forming a nonprofit organization, there is a minimal fee of $850 attributed to the 501(c)(3) categorization for the IRS. There are certain ways to acquire this fee. Websites such as GoFundMe and Kickstarter could be a reasonable asset to use. Although useful, GoFundMe has a 7.9% fee plus a $0.30 fee per donation. In total, around a $1,000 would have to be raised on GoFundMe to reach this. After going through all this to acquire money for the grant, an abandoned motel in Starke, Florida called Underwood Motel would be the location for Power Paws. Local volunteer, John Propes, works part time with construction. His help would increase the effort given to clean up the motel in order for it to become an effective animal humane society. John Propes not only has knowledge based information on construction but also knows a volunteer group who could lend a helping hand. From different grants and private donations, Power Paws will be able to stay up and

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