The Issue: Animal Shelter in Need of Repairs
Every year, Sterling Animal Shelter provides medical care and a place to stay for more than 3,000 animals waiting for permanent homes. It saves dogs from overcrowded shelters in the South and Puerto Rico, and rescues those who on the waiting list to be euthanized. But because the shelter puts all of its time and minimal funds toward rescue, its facility has fallen into disrepair. Its kennel gates are currently very old and filled with gaps that risk injuring rescued dogs.
The Campaign: Restoring Sterling Animal Shelter’s Kennel Gates
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Project Pawsitive Foundation to replace the Sterling Animal Shelter’s kennel gates. Every $10 raised will go toward new custom gates to keep the shelter running. If the campaign reaches $6,800 raised, Sterling Animal Shelter can undergo a full renovation, allowing it to continue providing a safe environment for animals.
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.