Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc.
A promise made...a promise kept
"A promise made ... a promise kept" is about the many families who lovingly laid their pets to rest in the Pet Memorial Park in Cedar Hill, Texas. The burial plans made for our pets, who ARE our family members, are promises that cannot be broken. Headstones and markers with names of these beloved family members, some dating back to 1943, were once in danger of being forgotten or worse.
To save this beautiful place of memories, the Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc. was forged by a group of concerned citizens and pet lovers, many with pets buried in the park. And through the enormous support of citizens like you, the park has been saved and will now become a permanent place of peace and beautiful rest for our beloved pets. BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP AS THERE IS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE!!
For more information please:
You can make donations by mailing a check to:
Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 1418
Cedar Hill, TX 75106
Check made out to Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project.
Or click link at left to make PayPal donation.
* The Park is OPEN to visitors
* The "Shadow Fund" Campaign to offer our 1st grant, January 1- January 31
* February 1 - CHPMP Board meeting from 6:30 - 8:30
* March 11 - 13 - K9 Veteran's Day Weekend & Shadow Fund Grant Awarded
Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project
is announcing our
1st Shadow Fund Grant.
Please click on the War Dog tab above to learn more.
January 1, 2016
Happy New Year everyone! It is with great pride and excitement that we announce our very first grant application cycle for the SHADOW FUND!!! Please look for the grant announcement in your local newspapers and the Dallas Morning News this weekend. You can also go online to our website at www.CedarHillPetCemetery.org on the War Dog tab to find the Press Release, the full Program Description and the Grant Application for $1,500 which will run from January 1-31, 2016.
In 2014, our Mission Statement was updated to include an advocacy program called the "Shadow Fund". The mission of the “Shadow Fund” is to promote education on the importance of the partnership between working dogs and their handlers and raise public awareness about the health care of retired police and military working dogs (K9's). The "Shadow Fund" will promote the raising of funds for these K9's residing in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Please share this important announcement with police officers and/or military handlers you know who own a retired service dog or will soon be retired. The primary focus for this grant will assist with the high cost of medical care for retired police and military K9's without forcing the ultimate decision of euthanasia for these courageous animals. Our secondary focus will be to provide burial services, free of charge, for these canines in the Heroes' section of the Pet Memorial Park around the War Dog Monument.
The timeline for this grant process is as follows:
•January 1 - 31: applications to be sent to Cedar Hill Pet Memorial Project's
re: the "Shadow Fund"
P.O. Box 1418
Cedar Hill, TX 75106-1418
postmarked no later than midnight on January 31st.
•February 7 - 21: committee review and recommendations to the Board of Directors •February 22 - 28: notification process of all applicants •March 13 (K9 Veterans' Day): Presentation of grant award at the War Dog Monument
It is quite thrilling to look back just four years ago and realize how much our non-profit has accomplished. We went from working to save the pet cemetery to now giving back to the community through an advocacy program to support those K9 heroes with financial assistance for their healthcare in their retirement years. We hope that this resonates well with you, our supporters. Here are some of the other milestones accomplished in these four short years:
•On March 6, 2012, the Pet Memorial Park was saved at an auction and the organization settled the outstanding debt on the property for approximately $30,000. •October 23, 2012, the IRS issued a decision declaring CHPMP as tax exempt. •October 1, 2013, we commissioned international artist Susan Bahary to create a bronze statue for the monument in the likeness of Titus, a patrol working dog with the Cedar Hill Police Department. •December 2013, we became charitable partners with the PETCO Foundation. •May 31, 2014, we held a Dedication Ceremony unveiling the bronze statue for the War Dog Monument. •July 8, 2014, a historical marker was awarded from the City of Cedar Hill City Council, the Main Street Development and Preservation Board and the Cedar Hill Historical Society.
We hope that you are as excited as we are with this announcement and will place the March 13th date on your calendar to join us as we present our first grant award(s). Also, please note that we will be completing the third and final phase of the War Dog Monument by landscaping the area surrounding the monument and the Heroes' Section during the first week of March. If you would like to join us to help with this process and have a talent for gardening, please contact me at email@example.com.
Looking forward to 2016!
Visit us at www.CedarHillPetCemetery.org
Days left to
apply for the
Shadow Fund Grant