Texas CARES provides for abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, as well as educating the public about the humane treatment of all animals and the responsibility of pet ownership. After overcoming a hardware issue with our recording equipment, we spoke with Carol Benassi, President of Texas CARES, and Brian about their needs and implementation efforts this weekend. Texas CARES has been running primarily off of Excel spreadsheets to manage their organization, after losing a volunteer who walked away with their database. Brian and his team addressed the database and web site issues at Texas CARES by recreating their database and by building a rich web site that allows visitors to view the animals online.
Brian's company has a unique proposition where the developers are required to donate 20 hours per month on community service projects. I think he and his team well exceeded that requirement the first night they were here.
Listen to the Texas CARES Interview
Check out their proposal and mission here.