A righteous man regards the life of his animals.
(Proverbs 12:10)

2020 Vision carries a twofold meaning, which reflects the core convictions of our commitment to rescued animals: integrity, trust, loyalty, care and compassion for the rescued animals we house at our facility until they are adopted. Drawing from this vision, our desire is for the public to see a clear, focused and visible commitment to the advancement of Fuzzy Friends Rescue through our plans to expand the current facility to meet needs through the year 2020.

The vision is to be accomplished in the following plan:

I. Establish an environment where healing and restoration can occur for our rescued population.

II. Enhance the physical environment to create an aesthetically pleasing domicile for the animals, our staff and those volunteers who are dedicated to our work.

III. Develop the current eight-and-a-half acre sanctuary and expand the space of the current facility in order to accommodate a future increase in pet population.

IV. Establish a pet cemetery to memorialize beloved pets in our community.

V. Hold basic obedience classes.

VI. Create a physical facility and sanctuary built with integrity, reliability and trust, which will provide special care and treatment needed for rescued pets and that will become recognized as an asset and model for our local Waco community, the central Texas region, our state and eventually the country nationwide.

VII. Create public awareness and increase the network of investors and number of volunteer workers to care now and for the future rescued pet population.

VIII. Develop special in-home meetings in the Waco community and central Texas to present the Mission and 2020 Vision of Fuzzy Friends Rescue in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

IX. Establish a Fuzzy Friends Rescue Alumni Club, annual concentrated fund drive, enhance and increase the current annual Barkin’ Ball, Pet Style Show, Angel Heart Fund, Barking Basement Resale Store, Animal SMILES Pet Therapy Program and Humane Education.

Initiatives Completed

I. Researched, developed and put into operation a new and updated computer hardware and software system by June 1, 2003, funded by those who invested their financial resources to make this vision a reality. This system provides necessary and essential information about current operations and tracks the Fuzzy Friends future growth.

II. Constructed The Grace and Abby Bark Park, which contains the Pet Pathway intertwined among beautiful oak trees and bluebonnets. The pathway serves as an exercise path for animals and visitors with picnic tables strategically placed to provide a family atmosphere. The pathway is composed of bricks that were purchased by donors and individuals to honor and memorialize their special pet through engraving their name.