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TexasCares150x126 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.

Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2008 10:50 PM | Back to top

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Thanks so much for getting involved in the event - you folks are great to work with. The event was more than we could have asked for and the exposure you are giving our group is wonderful!
Left by Carol Barr on Jan 21, 2008 5:55 AM

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Thanks guys for a great weekend and helping spread the news. There are a lot of charities like us that cannot come close to affording the services we received this weekend, and I hope this can roll out nationwide.
Left by Carol Benassi on Jan 21, 2008 11:30 AM

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Texas CARES is a very worthy organization; thank you so much for helping!
Left by Grace P. on Jan 24, 2008 5:12 PM

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Carol provided a good maudlin plea regarding volunteers and the site. Inaccurate, but effective. Best of luck.
Left by Unnesessary on Feb 17, 2008 9:37 PM

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