The Humane Society for Boone County (HSforBC) recently received a $15,000 grant from non-profit organization Friends for Pets Foundation.
The Friends for Pets Foundation was “thoroughly impressed with the innovative work that you are doing and hope that this award will assist your organization in continuing those important rescue efforts,” wrote Torin Monahan, Executive Director of the Friends for Pets Foundation. That check will arrive at HSforBC in the next few weeks.
The Friends For Pets Foundation is a fully volunteer, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing veterinary care, comprehensive evaluation and adoptive homes for animals who are abandoned, mistreated, neglected or left in shelters.
HSforBC plans to use the awarded grant money to help pay for the upcoming shelter renovation, scheduled to begin Monday, July 11.
“This is a planned expansion and renovation of the shelter to reduce stress, reduce the risk of cross-contamination of illnesses when new pets come in and allow us all more efficient use of the building when completed,” explained Austin.
One of the more visible components of the first renovation phase will be the construction of a catio near a new front entrance.
“The renovation of the free roam room to include a catio area will allow us to care for more cats while providing much needed enrichment to help minimize the stress of a shelter home,” said Austin. “With this support, we are able to turn dreams into reality.”