Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 28, 2014
January 28, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #24

Donation to Animal Services


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Kristopher J. Weiskopf, Chief, Animal Services Division, ext. 8346

Action Requested

Approval to accept cash donations from Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Foundation and Mary E. Parker Foundation

Approval of Budget Amendment Resolution B-14-033

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Resolution R11-058 Providing for the Acceptance of Gifts

Background Discussion

As Animal Services continues to move forward with the plan for Manatee County to become a no kill community, getting lost pets back home is important. This part of the plan will be assisted by the ability to implant microchips in impounded dogs and cats claimed by their owners. Microchips ensure the pet can be returned home.

The Bishop Foundation donation ($6,000) will be used to purchase microchips.

Improvements to kennel feeding and water holders is necessary to assist shelter staff with taking care of the impounded dogs.

The Parker Foundation donation ($2,000) will be used to assist with these improvements.

Gift letters were received from both the Bishop Foundation and Parker Foundation.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Upon approval, notification of acceptance to kris.weiskopf@mymanatee.org Forward electronic copy to judy.moree@manateeclerk.com and renee.isom@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Gifts of $6000.00 and $2000.00

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Check copies-letters Bishop-Parker 123013.pdf
Attachment:  033dtd012814 Animal Services Donation.pdf