We purchased insulation/soundproofing for our transport van as well as circulating fans to ensure the well-being of our animals in transport to adoption events, during mobile adoption showings or as needed to transport during emergencies. We also purchased wood, connectors and welding supplies to repair donated Priefert kennels and a back exercise yard fence.
The van upgrades have allowed a safer, more comfortable place for the animals that are being transported to events or into our rescue. The van is now easier to heat and cool and is much more soundproof. We are now capable of transporting in individual cages eight dogs large to small with cats in carriers on the floor.
To be able to purchase the wood and welding equipment needed to repair the Priefert kennels and the fence is helping us set up outdoor play runs to allow for deeper cleaning of the indoor dog runs. This area is home to 22 dogs and, once complete, would allow more dogs to be outside to play at one time while ensuring they are safely separated.
The grant has helped overall our whole rescue. The van helps about 10 animals at a time that we transport to events. The yard/kennels, although still in the works, will be an asset to the 22 dogs in our indoor garage area.
This past weekend we had an adoption event in a town 45 minutes away. We took six dogs and five cats. We were able to transport all our tables and fundraising items, as well as show cages, to the event. Of the kids we took, we had a pair of kitties adopted, Chips and Squeeker, and one dog named Scruffy. Having the capability to transport everything we need for our different events in one vehicle makes our day much easier.