Based on our core mission to rescue, nurture, adopt and educate, NNPP is 100% focused on a private no-kill animal shelter. This is a critical piece of missing infrastructure needed to improve the health and well-being of the entire region. Imagine the number of dead and roaming animals we would have on our streets without the dedication of animal rescue groups. But, it's time to up the game and make the Northern Neck a shining success story for everyone's quality of life.
We are dedicated to bringing positive change to the lives of animals who are at-risk for unnecessary euthanasia and/or who have suffered abuse, cruelty, and neglect. And we are ever-mindful of the strength of the human/pet bond and the positive health benefits of pet ownership (ref: The Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Health). The number of owner-surrendered pets here speaks volumes about the socio-economic inequalities that are part of this equation.
Our board is composed of experts in animal rescue, veterinarian science, law, real estate, and nonprofit management, as well as American Kennel Club, Northern Neck Kennel Club, and AWL members. Their leadership brings dedication and passion to our mission. 100% of the board contributes money and in-kind services.
Although NNPP is a young organization, we are gaining in size and momentum. The animal-loving community has given us invaluable funding support, volunteers, and encouragement. Private gifts, major donors, foundations, memorial gifts, and pro-bono professional services have all bolstered our efforts.
In 2017, we purchased a 35.8-acre property (debt-free!) on Devil’s Bottom Road in Lancaster County for our new shelter. The same year, donors gave over $56,000 to our cause, a huge increase from $2,700 in 2016.
2018 brought an anonymous $50,000 50/50 challenge grant which we overmatched with a successful fundraising campaign. NNPP was the recipient of a generous donation of waterfront land that bolstered our financial reserves and has allowed pre-construction planning and permitting work to begin.
Also in 2018, NNPP hired Bay Design Group for permitting, shelter specialists DWG Architects of Charlottesville, and shelter fund-raising expert Leslie Hervey. Local businesses Foxy, Bayside Pet Emporium, and Carried Away Cuisine stepped up with welcome donations.
Our strategic objectives are to raise awareness for the plight of unwanted pets in the Northern Neck and launch our capital campaign in 2019.
Our vision is guided by two simple phrases “Rescue is not just a verb, it’s a promise” and “You can’t change a pet’s past, but you could change its future.”