Questions About the Foundation


WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF DENTON ANIMAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION (DASF) TO THE LINDA MCNATT ANIMAL CARE & ADOPTION CENTER?

DASF is a separate 501(c)3 public charity exempt from federal tax founded in 2006, which is comprised of volunteers and a part-time office manager. DASF does NOT operate the shelter nor have any involvement in shelter management, policies, procedures or decisions. DASF is not located at the shelter; but has a separate office location.

The shelter is owned and operated by the City of Denton. It is a municipal shelter serving Denton and unincorporated Denton County. The Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center opened in January 2015 replacing the old shelter. For more information on the shelter see “About the Shelter” or “Shelter FAQ”.

DASF raises private funds for shelter pet programs, special shelter projects and supplies/equipment not in the city budget. DASF also raises funds for community pet welfare initiatives and public education on animal welfare. DASF funds a number of shelter programs and community programs. See DASF Programs for further information.

Is Denton Animal Support Foundation, Inc. (DASF) the same as, or affiliated with, the Denton Humane Society?

There is no affiliation between DASF and the Denton Humane Society, except the common goal of saving animals. DASF is not a rescue group. The Denton Humane Society is a rescue group along with many others in the area.

DOES DASF RESCUE ANIMALS DIRECTLY?

DASF does not provide direct rescue services. DASF is a fundraising foundation only. Stray, abandoned, abused and/or hoarded animals should be reported immediately to the Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center or call Denton Police non-emergency.

What are DASF 'programs?'

Please see the program descriptions for complete information.

HOW DOES DASF RAISE FUNDS FOR ANIMALS?

DASF raises funds by presenting events throughout the year, applying for grants and partnering with local businesses on events and other opportunities. DASF also does extensive social media marketing, direct mail and other community outreach.

WHY DONATE TO DASF AND NOT DIRECTLY TO THE SHELTER?

DASF is an IRS approved 501(c)3 public charity exempt from federal tax. All donations to DASF are tax deductible on federal tax returns. DASF maintains donor systems that provide required tax receipts; and the foundation keeps interested donors advised of outcomes enabled by donations and guarantees appropriate use of donor funds.

The shelter is a department of the Denton City government under the direction of the Denton Police Department. The shelter does not have the resources or capacity to track donations, issue receipts or provide tax information. Donors should consult their tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of gifts to the city shelter.

How do I donate to DASF?

Via our donation page, you may make one-time donations or sign up for monthly automatic donations from your credit card. Donations of appreciated stock are also gratefully accepted.

Donations may also be made via mail addressed to PO Box 486, Denton, TX 76202.

Donations in honor of or in memory of a pet, person, group, etc are welcome and are acknowledged according to the donor’s instructions.

Can I volunteer for DASF to help raise needed funding?

Yes! Please complete the volunteer sign-up form online. The DASF volunteer coordinator will contact you shortly.


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