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Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation: Disaster Grant Report

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

Friends Foundation used approximately $700 to purchase lunch for some 60 people over the last weekend in September as they moved almost 300 animals from Kern County Animal Services' old shelter to its new one. A portion of the $700 was also distributed to volunteers who helped transport for gas reimbursement. rnrnSince we have approximately $1300 remaining, we wanted to use that to outfit a cat room at the new shelter so adoptable cats could be better showcased and have the opportunity to stretch and play. While this room is on the blueprints, it was very low priority and has not been constructed. Since the remodeling of a warehouse int a shelter has run over budget by some $1.2 million dollars. it is doubtful that the County will be doing this project. However, General Services is drawing up a design and Friends Foundation is going to see if we can build the room with donated labor and possibly materials.

Friends Foundation is not a shelter, however this grant helped with Kern County Animal Services' move to its new shelter. We hope to have the cat room constructed to provide a space for adoptable cats to play.

How many pets did this grant help?

KCAS moved almost 300 animals in 2 days.

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

This was the whole shelter full of animals, I don’t have a specific story or photos.

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