Hello Donors, it has been a busy summer already. We are in kitten season full swing, helping to bottle feed kittens without mothers, and taking care of nursing mothers. All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption, tested for key feline diseases, treated for parasites, and up to date on vaccinations. Our wonderful donor community has been so generous helping to provide kitten formula and food that goes so quickly with many mouths to feed. Thank you!
We have big news for our construction progress! We have met our fundraising goal for installation of an HVAC system at the shelter! This will provide temperature control, and fresh air exchange required to reduce the spread of any disease. We are so excited to get started on this project. The contractor is currently working on engineering and permits, we hope to begin by end of August.
In other construction news, we are currently installing FRP on the walls in areas where animals are housed. This non-pourous materials meets sanitation requirements, and it's the right thing to do for our animals and staff/volunteers. The dog kennel area is nearly complete, cat kennel areas and lobby will start this week.
We are so thankful for our donors, we could not do this without you!!
We owe a great big thanks to everyone that attended our Wine and Whiskers, annual wine and auction event. This was the first year for this event and we are extremely pleased with the turn-out and support. We have received many compliments on the presentations and our guest emcee 'Cliff Barackman' from Animal Planets 'Finding Bigfoot'. How wonderful it was for him to donate his time to support our shelter. The funds from this event will assist with this years budget needs.
Spring and summer are very busy with cat, dog and kitten adoptions. It's a popular time to get a pet. We are hoping to have an HVAC system installed before the hot days of summer to provide comfort and ventilation for the animals.....and staff and volunteers! This is our last big construction project for the shelter and hopefully we can achieve it this year.
We are pleased with our progress and enjoy giving you a this quarterly update.
Thank you for your on-going support.
We are excited about a new year and our new animal shelter. We've recently had a landscaping grant from our local Early Bird Rotary Club, which helped us get pea gravel and sod for our dog runs. This has helped us stay dry and mud-free this winter and we are truly thankful.
We have several opportunties this year to complete more of the interior finish work. This will be a great boost toward a full completion of our construction project. It will be exciting to have an HVAC for cooling and heating, and fencing and gates to complete the quarantine in-take area. There's still a bit more to do, but this is our focus this year.
We've appreciated all the support from our donors and those that attended our events in 2015. We've got some new and fun events for 2016 too.
Please check our website for events and adoptable animals. It takes a community to operate a shelter and we couldn't do it without you.