Yes, Animal-Kind International's partner organization, USPCA, needs more space to rescue & rehab more dogs & cats--the Haven is often above the 120 dog/cat capacity. But our vision is so much more: a facility where dogs & cats have freedom to exercise & play, potential adopters can comfortably visit with dogs & cats, where Ugandan kids can learn about animals, animal shelter staff throughout Africa can learn shelter management, animal care & handling, & where volunteers can be accommodated.
USPCA will purchase land & move all animals & equipment to the new plot. The pens are state-of the art, the shelter location is not. USPCA's Haven is located on a small, rented plot with no space for animals to play, for people to visit quietly or play with animals, & that just isn't amenable to animal care, learning, & volunteering. The USPCA hopes to move in/near Kampala-Entebbe. Cost is est @ $100,000 (see budget). Land is so expensive & becoming more so by the day! The time to move is now.
The Haven will be able to rescue & rehab more dogs & cats-a new facility should hold 200-250 animals. In a country where animal adoption is just becoming known, The Haven will be prepared to meet the demand for adoptable animals. If an animal is in need of rescue, there's no place to go but The Haven, & with this new facility, no dog or cat will be turned away. The transformed Haven will have space for volunteers & will be an attractive place for kids & others to learn about kindness to animals.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).