We got moved into our new facility in December, all the animals are moved, happy and safe.
However, we still have a long ways to go to make it the perfect place for our residents awaiting adoption. Someone decided they needed our air conditioner more than we did, so as the warm weather approaches, the heated and cooled areas are only heated. Someone, perhaps the same someone, also decided that they needed the electrical wiring for two of our rooms in the building. One of those rooms is scheduled to be the puppy room, where our pups can have a safe and fun nursery school area, complete with a play ground to stimulate their growth and development.
We are needing to build out the puppy area with safe and healthy pens, install fencing to the play yard and install a seperate heating and air conditioning system.
We also need to build the small dog building out with CMU (concrete block) sides and gates along with large play yards for them to enjoy the sunshine and inneract with volunteers.
All the donations thus far have been wonderful and so appreciated, but we still need your help. To quote an old song from the 1970's, "we've got a long way to go and a short time to get there..." help us get there please with your tax deductible donation.
We are so very gratful for all our supporters and donors over the years, and for Global Giving for providing a platform for us to expand upon our fundraising for our organization.
This past year was a very bumpy sea for us to navigate. The troubled economy put a dent in our regular donation income stream, and then we had to plan for a move of location for our operations.
How does one raise over $250,000 in a troubled economy? How does one face the fear that all the animals depending upon us to continue to care for them after we have pulled them from the depths of hell?
We rolled up our sleeves, we got creative and we begged. Fortunately, there are many caring people out there and as they heard of our need, they gave. We have not raised the entire amount, but we raised enough to keep us going and to get into the property.
We have moved into our new facility and our rescues are safe. There is so much more to be done to finish the facility, which means we have to raise more money, but again, we can do it. We will continue to look for creative ways to fund our project, look for matching grants for donations, look for ways to get our story out there, and yes...beg.
The Give Me Shelter project raised just over $10,000, which included $2,300 of matching grants from Global Giving, we thank everyone who helped us reach this goal, now let's move forward and keep it going!
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