Belleville Area Humane Society: Play Yard Renovation Grant

What was the money or product used for?

The funds were used to upgrade our existing play yard in front of our administrative offices, converting the one play yard into a much safer dual play yard. Additionally, our outdated and dangerous shelter-side play yard gate will be upgraded.

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

The play yard will be completed in October 2021. Due to supply-line disruption and supply shortages caused by COVID, we had to postpone our project. We now have a signed contract with a construction vendor and a pending date. This project will help the organization by creating a safe pathway to the front door of the admin offices, as well as double the play yard capacity for the admin-office dogs. These play yards are far away from other dogs and have nice grass and good shading. Additionally, the fixed gate will keep pets and people much safer at the shelter.

How many pets did this grant help?

127

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

The dog featured here is Snowball. He was very anxious at the shelter and selective around other dogs, so getting to spend time in the admin yard was very important to him. Whenever we brought him in from the admin play yard to the offices, he would hurl himself onto our laps even while we were trying to work. Although Snowball was adopted and returned twice within the same week (for barking!), he was quickly snatched up by the right family. The third time was the charm for Snowball!

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