Young-Williams Animal Center is one step closer to becoming a 501(c)(3) organization.
The IRS has received its application and Young-Williams says things are looking good.
It's already a state non-profit, but moving to 501(c)(3) status will allow donations to be deducted from federal taxes.
The center hopes this will spark an increase in donations.
The executive director says it would ease the center's reliance on government money.
"It's another way of seeking money outside of our community to help with the community, as opposed to leaning on our government. So, we think it's going to be a huge help," said Dr. Michael Blackwell.
As for what to do with future donations, spaying and neutering pets are at the top of the list, as well as devoting more resources to getting pets adopted.