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Giving back: St. John Animal Care Center

by | Dec 21, 2012 | Giving back

As the holiday’s draw near and 2012 comes to an end, we often think about what we can offer to those in need. This year at Cleveland Design, we’ve given back to the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The St. John Animal Care Center is a shelter for abused and abandoned pets that helps countless animals each year. They have a flourishing presence on Facebook and needed a website that matched its ease and personality. Cleveland Design redesigned the website to reflect the uplifting, fun and energetic nature of the shelter.

 To help them keep the website up-to-date with as much information and flair as any other social media, we developed the website using Drupal 7–a content management system. This enabled us to design a modern website that allows the shelter to add content without having to write any code. It also allows them to manage their adoptable pets in one location–petfinder.com. The new website can now directly import all of the available pets listed on their account with petfinder.

The shelter is also very active within the community, hosting events frequently throughout the year. Using the content management system we’ve put in place they can easily manage upcoming events and news articles, keeping the people of St. John always informed.

For a non-profit organization like the Animal Care Center, donations are heavily relied upon. We’ve updated the donation system to give people multiple options for donating directly on the website. The shelter also sells a few items through paypal, which have been added to the new site for easy access.

All of these features on the new website and more help the Animal Care Center reach a broader audience, and in turn help the pets find new loving homes. We here are Cleveland Design were more than happy to donate our time and resources to support this cause.

Wishing you happy holidays and a healthy New Year, from all of us at Cleveland Design.