The rent was in reach, but the Board of Directors decided Operation Adopt could only move forward if they could get pledges to cover the first year's rent.
Within 10 days, a combination of 39 people pledged to cover rent for the year. With their commitment in place, TAPS moved forward.
The opening of Operation Adopt brings our TAPS original mission full circle - there is no reason to purchase animals coming from "puppy mills" when shelters over-runneth with adoptable animals. They just need a place to be protected, seen, held and loved while their perfect match finds them.