The Issue: Animal Rescue in Need of Repairs
The Animal Rescue Network of New England saves roughly 200 animals a year from being put down at overcrowded shelters by transporting them to more remote shelters that can find them loving, permanent homes. Because of minimal funds, the Animal Rescue Network needs help to make major repairs to its Pelham, New Hampshire location. The animal rescue’s volunteers have to constantly monitor small dogs to make sure they aren’t slipping between fence gaps, risking confrontation with other rescued dogs. To keep all of the dogs safe and contained, the rescue needs to completely renovate its kennels and fencing.
The Campaign: Restoring Animal Rescue’s Kennels and Runs
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Project Pawsitive Foundation to restore the Animal Rescue Network of New England’s kennels and outdoor runs. For every $500 raised, the Project Pawsitive Foundation can completely overhaul the Pelham shelter's kennels' doors, latches, and exterior fencing, or renovate another network shelter to provide a safe, contained environment for the animals as they wait to be placed in their permanent homes.
Project Pawsitive Foundation
After many hours of hard, dirty work, clearing out debris and installing new flooring at the Salem Animal Rescue League, Project Pawsitive Foundation president Jill Sullivan Grueter looked at her team's completed project with pride. "I could picture the rescue getting more people in to adopt because the place looked clean. It looked safe," she gushed in a YouTube chronicle of the project. "It was an awesome feeling."
Animal shelters devote themselves to caring for neglected animals until they can be placed into loving homes, but a lack of funding or natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy can leave facilities damaged and potentially unsafe. That's where the construction experts and business professionals of the Project Pawsitive Foundation team come in, volunteering their time and abilities to help shelters stay open and continue their work of saving animals in need. Project Pawsitive Foundation relies on donations and sponsorships, and strives to renovate four or more animal rescues each year.