Once complete, there will be 26 dog kennels – half will have both inside and outside areas - doubling their space. The cats get their own space away from the dogs plus a free roaming cat room with access to the outdoors.
If someone would like to donate toward the building's cost, please click the donate button or see more details below. As you can imagine, costs have risen since we starting planning for the addition. The cost is now over $450,000, which does not include fixtures. We have sponsorship opportunities for rooms, cages and kennels. If you or your business is interested, please call us 812.883.4204.
We are raising money to give the animals a better place to lay their heads.
The Washington County Humane Society is looking for partners like you who are passionate about improving the lives of shelter animals during their forever home waiting period. Annually, the Salem Animal Shelter receives 1,397 animals and while the average stay is typically 3-4 weeks, some of these furry friends have had to wait up to 6 months to find their new home. Longer stays for the animals equates to changing needs.
OUR CHALLENGE: To accommodate the longer stays, our facility needs to be updated to have indoor and outdoor spaces for both dogs and cats. Our aim is that our feline friends, who are currently sharing the same space as our canine friends, will have a space of their own and that the dogs we care for will have the critically needed outdoor space to allow for the physical exercise they need to stimulate their senses.
OUR GOAL: The garage building which has saved many lives but was only meant to be a temporary solution, will be replaced with an addition to the existing shelter building. The current unwanted “dog pound” feel of our shelter will be transformed to reflect a more modern animal shelter - looking and feeling like a haven for our four-legged friends until they find new homes.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT OUR VISION: This is a 100% Humane Society project to help animals at the shelter! Therefore, a monetary tax-deductible donation to the Humane Society of Washington County, a 501 (c) 3 organization, will ensure this vision becomes a reality. Donations can be made via PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org by checks made payable to the Humane Society of Washington County and mailed to 204 Joseph Street, Salem, Indiana 47167.
With your help, we are confident we can do it! We know we can give these animals the safe space and sanctuary they need.
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