We used the money to purchase supplies to repair some of the concrete fixtures in our kennel area. We also purchased concrete sealant to be applied this fall.
Without these repairs we could possibly fail our state inspection and take the chance of being closed down. These repairs are very important to the shelter itself but also to the health of the animals. Large cracks in the foundation can lead to build up of bacteria which could cause illness.
The repairs were in all three dog kennel buildings; thus they affect over 60 dogs on a daily basis.
We are the only shelter for our county so if we weren’t able to make the needed repairs, we would face closing and that would affect over 3,000 animals a year. So it helps all of our pets — stray, owned and those left behind. We depend on donations to keep our 29-year-old building functional. Below are just some of the faces this grant has helped!