Animal Shelter Operations RFP

Virginia’s City of Waynesboro is seeking professional services for Animal Shelter Operations at the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (SVASC). The shelter is currently an open-admission municipal shelter for Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro’s stray, abandoned and owner-surrendered animals.

The City is seeking a vendor to manage the shelter’s operations. The Scope of Services includes but isn’t limited to:

  • Tracking animal intake
  • Annual State inspections
  • Recruiting and training staff
  • Implementing volunteer services programs
  • Community education programs
  • Fundraising

The shelter currently employs three (3) full-time and seven (7) part-time staff who manage its overall operations. Additionally, a robust volunteer program helps maintain the facility and care for the animals.

Since its opening in 2011, the SVASC shelter dedicates much of its efforts to protecting and saving animals. In 2020 alone, the shelter reported caring for nearly 2,000 animals with a 97% save rate. The current employees and volunteers anticipate that the new managing partners will have the drive and backing to match this goal.

Former shelter director Lindsey Huffman said, “Not only have we improved the outcomes for homeless pets in our communities, we have exceeded all expectations by changing the culture around how [the] people of Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro view shelter animals and the issues surrounding them.”

If you’re interested in providing services as part of the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, please download the complete RFP by visiting: ANIMAL SHELTER OPERATIONS RFP.

Important Submission Information

All proposals are due by Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 2 PM EST.

The city will accept submissions by US Mail only. Included must be one (1) electronic copy (USB flash drive) within a proprietary mailing envelope sealed inside an additional proprietary mailing envelope. Vendors can find the full mailing address within the RFP.

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