Electric meter should be installed around the end of December 2018.
Our first building is done! Dreams sometimes come true, but HARD WORK makes things happen! With the support of OUR community and animal lovers from all over, we have our first building up! We have a few more details to work out and then we’ll get the office and cat building delivered. The most expensive part of the project is the permanent dog kennel building, which we are still fundraising for. We still need to raise $26,000, but with our community’s continued support, we can make this happen. Thank you all so much! Donations can be made at:
PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/wcnkas
P.O. Box 1282
La Vernia, TX 78121
1059 County Road 301
Floresville, TX 78114
WE DID IT! Our community, friends, family, and supporters did it!!!
Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter Inc owns this building now! Delivery is scheduled for Monday!!
Thank YOU all so much! You guys are amazing!!!
THIS is how it’s done!
We are working as a COMMUNITY to build a safe place for the stray, injured, and abandoned animals of Wilson County.
FELP's installed the electric power lines!
Looking for volunteer: Licensed electrician to install the meter box on our pole.
Must be registered with the City of Floresville. Great tax write off! If you're interested contact WCNKAS.
1059 County Road 301, Floresville, TX 78114 - (830) 333-3888|
You can help the Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter AND get a custom portrait of your pet. Wilson County artist Rebecca Lilly Segura is donating her time and talent to support WCNKAS by creating ten custom pet portraits. Mrs. Segura uses cloth to paint the portrait, then uses thread and a sewing machine to complete the detail work. Technically speaking, the art is a quilt but not one you would sleep under. Rebecca has won many awards in local and international art competitions as well as quilt shows. Currently you can see her work hanging in the art gallery at Say Si in San Antonio (until January 25, 2019) and The Center for Contemporary Art in Abilene (until January 26, 2019). If you would like to own a one-of-a-kind piece of art featuring your pet, submit a high-quality photograph to RebeccaLillySegura@gmail.com for consideration. Only ten photos from those submitted will be selected and Mrs. Segura will notify those owners. Once your photo has been selected, you will donate $200 to WCNKAS and the work on your portrait will begin. Please keep in mind that these artworks are done one at a time and it takes 3-6 weeks to create just one. The finished artwork will be about 16 x 20 inches and come with a hanging device for display on your wall. The best photos for this process are usually taken at eye-level with the pet, in focus, and in natural light (flash photography is not recommended). Feel free to contact Mrs. Segura via the above email if you have questions. To see some of her artwork, visit www.ThreadHeadQuilts.com or her Face Book page at https://www.facebook.com/Rebecca.Lilly.Segura. Your donation is tax deductible and will help build a facility which will provide care and support for animals in Wilson County, TX.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Lance Zeiball, founder of Z’s Rescue & Relocation, donates $5,000 to WCNKAS to go toward construction of the shelter. Z’s is sponsoring the cat building, which will be named...Z’s Cat House.
No words can express how truly grateful WCNKAS is to have your support and generosity. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Lance Ziebell!
Two mistreated dogs, rescued from a residence in Floresville, are now on the road to recovery.
Floresville police officers responded to a report of animal abuse Sept. 30 at a residence, according to Floresville police Detective Gilbert Rodriguez.
Two dogs were found to be severely malnourished, with sores on their bodies, and were confiscated by officers. The animals — dubbed “Lucky” and “Star” — were subsequently released to the Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter for veterinary assessment and medical treatment.
“Both dogs are expected to make a full recovery,” said Alena Berlanga from the shelter.
The owner was charged Oct. 10 with two counts of animal cruelty.
BUDDY UPDATE (formerly Lucky): Buddy continues to thrive with his foster family. He looks fantastic after just 15 days of proper care, feeding, and socializing. He loves the baby and did great when tested with another dog. Buddy will be available for adoption soon. If you’re interested, adoption forms can be found on our website at www.wcnkas.org
Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter receives top rated nonprofit status!
Please be sure to check out WCNKAS reviews!
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The Wilson County No-Kill Animal Shelter, Inc. (WCNKAS) is a no-kill, non-profit charitable 501c(3) organization that aims to provide innovative programs and services to help animals in Wilson County, Texas. Wilson County is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels, Texas metropolitan statistical area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 808 square miles and a population of nearly 50,000. Adjacent counties include: Bexar, Atascosa, Karnes, Gonzales, and Guadalupe. Wilson County No-Kill Animal Shelter aims to be a model shelter, addressing the issue of pet over-population by providing solutions through services and prevention through education. We aim to be the exemplary shelter for the South Texas Region by executing exceptional business and service practices.
It’s time for Wilson County to make good on its promise!
The Floresville City Council approved a transfer of city property Sept. 1 to the nonprofit organization, whose members have been voluntarily fostering stray animals and finding homes for them.
The Wilson County No-Kill Animal Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit charitable 501c (3) organization that aims to provide innovative programs and services to help animals in Wilson County, Texas. This community effort is focused on creating a no-kill animal shelter that is built, managed and maintained by individual volunteers as well as volunteers from local animal rescue groups. We have since become the primary resource for not only the community, but local veterinary clinics and law enforcement throughout the county.
Ken Casey and his wife, Carmen, of La Vernia rescue abandoned, neglected, and stray animals in Wilson County. These dogs, spotted on a road near La Vernia, prompted their letter, questioning why the county still has no animal shelter, despite the number of animals in need.
My wife, Carmen, and I, along with a number of area citizens, are concerned about a property near La Vernia where a number of dogs appear to be starving. A private citizen picked one up June 27 and took it to the vet. It had mange and was malnourished. Since then, others have been rescued from the road outside the property.
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office was contacted, but said they cannot do anything.
We can provide statements from people who have been on this property and seen the atrocities first-hand.
According to the law, “Failing to act or provide care rises to the level of cruelty when it involves either:
•Failing to provide necessary food, care or shelter; or
•Abandoning unreasonably an animal.
“Necessary food, care, or shelter” is statutorily defined to include “food, care, or shelter provided to the extent required to maintain the animal in a state of good health.”
Wilson County residents passed certificates of obligation in 2013 for $8.5 million.
This included a no-kill animal shelter, along with renovations to the county courthouse and other projects.
It only passed by a few votes.
The shelter was never built.
My personal opinion is that the residents of Wilson County got suckered, knowing that many would vote yes to get the animal shelter.
No doubt in my mind that bond would’ve failed without the animal shelter in it.
It’s time to raise the issue again and get a quote from Judge Jackson why the animal shelter was not built!
As you know, there is a private effort to raise funds to build a shelter through Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
I applaud their effort, but at the rate they are going it will take 15 years to raise enough money.
They are great citizens doing the county’s job.
In my opinion, the Wilson County leadership is avoiding its responsibility by saying the Wilson County No Kill Animal Shelter is working on the issue.
This is a Wilson County issue, not a private nonprofit or private citizen issue!
Very frustrating, while we have hundreds of stray dogs and cats in need of help.
Time to bring this issue to the front page of the Wilson County News for all city mayors to read!
The Certificates of Obligation approved in November 2013 by county voters — by only 11 votes — included:
•Restoration and renovation of the Wilson County Courthouse
•Renovation, construction, and equipping of the Wilson County Courthouse Annex No. 3 for a criminal justice center, county library, and county offices
•Renovation and equipping of the existing Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library for county offices
•Construction and equipping of a county animal shelter
•The payment of professional services and the cost of issuing the certificates.
The debt is being repaid from the annual levy of ad valorem taxes.
The commissioners initially tried to pass this simply as certificates of obligation, which do not require approval by voters.
However, a petition by citizens forced the matter onto the ballot for a special election.
“I’m not worried about numbers! We can go up on taxes!” This was Commissioner Paul Pfeil’s (Pct. 2) response in reference to all the citizens that crowded the courtroom asking commissioners to evaluate the show barn financials before voting to purchase the property. Pfeil also said “we didn’t care about the numbers when the county was paying for the justice building and library!”