Construction of isolation/quarantine kennels. Total cost to construct four isolation/quarantine kennels: $2,203.34. The Petfinder Foundation Adoption Options in Action Grant of $1,500 assisted with that construction.
Kennel doors $305.46
Concrete and mortar $194.25
Paint, primer and supplies $190.85
Labor and metal wrap $390.00
Since the construction of the kennels, we have been able to accept more animals into the shelter because we have greatly improved our quarantine capabilities. In the past, we were not able to accept litters of puppies that require 14 days of quarantine and who have a much greater risk of diseases such as parvo, distemper and coccidia.
22 puppies so far
Five puppies were found running on a dirt road in a very rural section of Marion County after being dumped. When we rounded them up, they were skinny, flea- and tick-infested and had diarrhea. After testing, we found they had coccidia. They were put in one of our new isolation/quarantine kennels and were treated and monitored. They quickly became healthy, adorable and ready for adoption. The two females were adopted from our shelter and the three males have been sent to a puppy rescue in a major metropolitan city. Some of them are still posted on our Petfinder page. Attached are photos of the pups when they came in and photos on the adoption day for the two girls. With our new kennels, we are now able to help the residents of our county when dumped puppies are found. Currently we have a litter of five new pups who have a similar story.