July 1, 2022
Abilene, Texas – All Kind Animal Initiative is making great strides towards a new animal adoption center with a focus on providing excellent animal welfare to homeless pets in Abilene. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Abilene, the project has secured land for the future home of the Abilene Pet Adoption and Resource Center (PARC).
The PARC will be located in the heart of Abilene’s East Side taking advantage of the entertainment, animals, sports and tourism that this area of town is known for. The nearly 10 million dollar facility will be almost adjacent to Cal Young Park at 610 ES 11th and will have a view of Lytle Creek. The currently empty field of land will set the tone for the future care of pets in the Abilene community and will build off of the great synergy that this area provides.
In October of 2021, the City of Abilene entered into an agreement with All Kind Animal Initiative to manage the design work and fundraising for the building of a new state-of the-art animal adoption center to replace the existing Abilene Animal Shelter. The City of Abilene agreed to provide the land, as well as existing funding already allocated and set aside for the project.
“This is a very exciting step forward. It represents an incredible amount of hard work on the part of our board and our volunteers, who have given so much of their time, talents, and resources to see this vision come to life.” said Andrea Robison, Chairperson for All Kind Animal Initiative. “The PARC will offer much-needed solutions and resources to address many of the animal welfare problems in Abilene, including more humane housing of homeless pets as well as the capacity to spay and neuter onsite. It will also be a beautiful facility, one that we can be proud of as a community.”
All Kind Animal Initiative is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve animal welfare in the City of Abilene by building a new animal shelter facility. Its mission is to decrease the homeless pet population through accessible spay/neuter programs, increase pet retention through expanded foster programming and adoption events, and to offer greater education and resources through community outreach.
“The support of the Abilene community will be critical to our success, and we’re thankful for all of the people who have and will continue to pledge their support to this project. We will need many more people to join us in supporting this project in order to make it a reality,” said Tim Yandell, development committee chair for All Kind Animal Initiative. “We know that this area of land with all of its potential for tie-ins to parks and trails, will create a great vision for the future.”
All Kind Animal Initiative invites the public to join their efforts in seeing this project through to completion. For more information on how you can get involved visit: allkindabilene.org
All Kind Animal Initiative was founded in March of 2021 with the firm belief that it was time to raise the bar on animal welfare in our community. All Kind is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve animal welfare in the City of Abilene by building a new animal shelter facility, decreasing the homeless pet population through accessible spay/neuter programs, increasing pet retention through expanded foster programming and adoption events, and offering greater education and resources through community outreach.