There are 2 ways we can get this urgently needed kennel:
Save up if there are any donations left over after medical treatment of the pups and kitties, transport expense, food etc. until we eventually reach the $28,000 or so that it will cost. OR:
Build it ourselves with donated labor, know-how and materials!
Kennel architectual plans are available online either free or for a nominal cost. So we would need the donated time of a project manager/general contractor, a builder, labor volunteers and a combination of purchased and donated building materials. So, if you, or anyone you know would like to contribute your time and/or materials to this project or help fund raise, please contact us ASAP!
Why is a Kennel so Critical to Saving Roswell Dogs?
It is often a frantic effort to get the dogs and cats pulled from Animal Control in time. Their first stop is the Vet. Then we need to evaluate the dogs before selecting a temporary Roswell foster who will foster until the pups are transported to their rescue. But often, fosters are full, so we end up temporarily boarding the dogs, which gets expensive.
So we need a kennel to have a safe place for the dogs for evaluation and decompression prior to being assigned to a foster. It will also be used instead of boarding dogs when our fosters are full.
This picture is an example of an ideal kennel. If we purchased it at full retail, this particular kennel which holds 8 dogs, would cost $27,380. It includes heating, air conditioning and plumbing. As mentioned, with volunteer labor and donated material, we could build it at a fraction of that cost.