Building a Humane Tomorrow

The Glenn and Shirley Hulcher Family Animal Care Center – the Future of Animal Welfare in North Texas


Jan 14, 2020

GLENN AND SHIRLEY HULCHER FAMILY ANIMAL CARE CENTER UPDATE

SAVE THE DATE: OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING is February 8, 2020

After over 20 years of working out of borrowed space at the Flower Mound Veterinary Hospital, Humane Tomorrow is moving to its new headquarters in January 2020.

The Glenn and Shirley Hulcher Family Animal Care Center is a 5,000-square-foot building that will serve as the center for all operations until fundraising is complete for the Community Center for Animals, which will ultimately include a 6,000-square-foot two-story building with animal adoption areas and space for educational and community events.

"This will be a place where ideas, resources, and solutions to the problems facing animals can come together," said Stacy Smith, Humane Tomorrow’s Executive Director. "Creating a humane tomorrow for animals requires engaging more people through education, collaboration with the community, and innovative programs. We have an amazing team of volunteers who have accomplished a great deal while essentially working out of their homes for over 20 years. They will be even more effective when we can bring them together in a shared space, simplify day-to-day administration, and have all our operations in a central location."

The Animal Care Center will act as an intake point between shelter and foster home for new animals to the program, as well as host adoption events, serve as the pickup point for Love on Wheels transports, and provide emergency sheltering when needed due to natural disasters and large-scale animal rescues.

The complete facility will cost approximately $4.5 million. The initial donation of $2 million provided by Glenn and Shirley Hulcher allowed Humane Tomorrow to purchase five acres in Argyle and complete construction of the Animal Care Center. The capital campaign for Phase 2, the adoption, education, and community building, is underway. An anonymous donor has agreed to match donations to the capital campaign up to $1 million.

Members of the community are invited to join Humane Tomorrow for an Open House on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10am-3pm. The address is 1961 E. Hickory Hill Rd., Argyle.

Quorum Architects are providing project architectural services and RKM General Contractors is the general contractor providing construction management services.

To RSVP to the Open House, or to get involved in the capital campaign, please email hthq@humanetomorrow.org.


Dec 4, 2019

GLENN AND SHIRLEY HULCHER FAMILY ANIMAL CARE CENTER

Why

Creating a Humane Tomorrow for animals and people requires a collective effort, bringing together all members of our community to put the ideas of respect, responsibility, and compassion into action.

In the past decade, new shelters have been built in communities all over north Texas, yet adoptable animals are still being euthanized in massive numbers. Now, thanks to a generous donation from Glenn and Shirley Hulcher, the next generation of animal welfare is about to begin in Argyle, Texas.

The solution to the problems animals face in Texas is not more shelters...the solution is more innovative programs, like Humane Tomorrow’s Love on Wheels program, which has sent over 3000 dogs out of Texas; Flower’s Fund, which helps pet owners keep their pets when faced with unexpected expenses; and our Education program, which takes our message of respect, responsibility, and compassion into schools and the community to fight the root causes of animal cruelty and neglect.

Phase 1, the Glenn and Shirley Hulcher Family Animal Care Center, will move our direct animal care to the property and become the new headquarters of Humane Tomorrow. Having a home of our own will allow us to expand our programs and do more to prevent animals from becoming homeless in the first place.

Beginning in February 2020, the Animal Care Center will allow us to host activities that make life better for animals and people, such as:

  • Adoption events
  • Emergency sheltering
  • Community education and outreach
  • Dog training classes
  • Spay/neuter clinics
  • Youth activities

Even as we prepare for move-in day, we are looking toward the future and Phase 2, when our facility will be open to the public every day, functioning as an adoption center, a gathering place for those who love animals, and a resource for those who need help with their pets.

As a member of the animal-loving community, we need your help! Ask how you can Build a Humane Tomorrow at almost any level. Email us at hthq@humanetomorrow.org, or call 972-691-7387, option 8.