The PARC

Help us build a state-of-the-art animal welfare facility that has the capacity to reduce pet overpopulation so that being kind to all kind becomes an achievable and sustainable goal on our horizon.

Abilene continues to grow and to develop as one of the best places to live, raise a family, receive an education and support the arts. Imagine Abilene also being a leader in pet adoption, education and welfare. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to build a new animal adoption center to replace the existing aging shelter. We believe that this new facility will be a catalyst for implementing good practices and standards of care for pets in our community. Through outreach, advocacy and a new facility, we can change the narrative in our community about how we care for our pets.

The Pet Adoption and Resource Center, or the PARC, has been thoughtfully designed through extensive research and collaboration with other animal welfare organizations, the architect, and staff at the current shelter. The new state-of-the-art facility will address the existing problems at the current facility while also providing for additional services. We look forward to partnering with you and others to bring this vision to reality.


1. Veterinary Suite

Staff are currently utilizing a room slightly larger than a closet to attempt to meet medical needs. The new facility will include a full surgical suite with the capacity to spay and neuter every animal in our care.

2. Space for Families

In the current facility, the lobby is only large enough to accommodate a few people at a time. In the new facility, families will be able to greet their newest member together.

3. Lower Stress

Cramped quarters, close proximity to reactive dogs, and extremely high noise levels cause stress for pets waiting to be adopted. In the new facility, we will have larger kennels with indoor/outdoor access and incorporate sound dampeners, relaxing music, enrichment and play groups to lower stress.

4. Cleanliness

The current shelter was never intended to house animals for more than a few days and is very difficult to keep clean and sterile, increasing the spread of infectious disease to the entire shelter population. The new facility will incorporate track systems for easy cleaning, non-porous materials for sterilization, and elevated food and water bowls to lower contamination.

Invest in Kindess

The original design commissioned by the City came in at over $14M in today’s market. All Kind has effectively value-engineered this project down to a much more achievable $9.5M, while still meeting and exceeding the needs of the facility. We would be honored if you would join us in saying that how we care for our animals matters through your support of this project.

Interested in talking with someone about making a donation or learning about Naming Opportunities?

Contact Tim Yandell or Andrea Robison.

Join the movement and become a Leader of the Pack. Your name will be listed on a plaque as a founding member of the PARC.

Leaders of the Pack:

Best Friend $1,000 – $2,499
Rescuer $2,500 – $4,999
Lifesaver $5,000 – $9,999
Protector $10,000 – $24,999
Guardian $25,000 – $49,999
Champion $50,000 and more