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Paris Animal Welfare Society: Capital Improvement Grant Report

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

Air conditioning unit in our dog kennels

Our building was built in 1997 and unfortunately, it did not include an air-conditioning unit in the kennels where we house our dogs. During the summer months, we use a ceiling fan and several floor fans, and implement enrichment projects to help keep the dogs cooler, but the area still remains extremely hot.

This grant awarded us $15,000 of a $28,000 project to install an AC unit in our kennel area. With the help of our community raising nearly $13,000, we were able to have it installed. Although we are coming up on the cooler months, the AC unit also allows for a fan to help circulate heat throughout the winter. We can't wait to utilize it in the summer to keep the pups cool!

How many pets did this grant help?

800+ dogs per year

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

Our project was completed later than anticipated (it was finished this past week). Currently we are able to circulate heat throughout our runs using our AC unit’s fan. This will help keep our kennels warm throughout the winter for dogs like this hound momma and her single puppy! In the summer, our moms and pups will be able to remain cool and comfortable in the AC! Thank you, Petfinder Foundation! (Mom and pup are not available yet as the pup is only 2 weeks old.)

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