You might have heard it on the grapevine that we're working on constructing our very own shelter so that we can help more dogs and cats! (We currently rely on foster homes and rented kennel space.)
Here's an update on what we've been up to and how we've been using the current building on the property. In case you didn't know, we were fortunate to receive a generous estate gift in 2020 that allowed us to purchase outright a 9 acre property, which included a brick home on site. We plan on using the current structure for offices, storage, and meeting space.
A few weeks ago we had three different architectural firms visit the location of our future animal shelter. We used this opportunity to learn more about each firm, teach them about our organization, and think about the design of the new shelter. Proposals will be submitted soon, and the shelter committee is excited about reviewing our options!
This isn't the only work we've been doing on the new shelter property though. We've collected items (including donated items, supplies, files, and more) from multiple storage areas, taken them to the new location, and organized them. We've also installed internet and a security system, and we continue to hold our monthly membership meetings there since our first in-person meeting July of this year.
Thanks to our donors, we're already over 20% of the way to reaching our first phase donation goal of $250,000! If you'd like to help contribute to this construction project, you can do so below. Thank you! (Stay tuned for more updates!)
Over the next few days, the Floyd County Humane Society will be present at two different events, the Community Yard Sale over at the Citizens Telephone Cooperative building, and the Floyd Americana Music and Arts Festival at Lineberry Park! The Community Yard Sale will be held from 7 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, September 18th, and the Floyd Americana Music and Arts Festival will be on Sunday, September 19th from 12 PM to 6 PM. We will be selling dog treats, catnip bags, cat mats, and more! Hope to see you there!
Paris and Persia are a very playful couple of kittens. They are growing as cats do, but they have yet to lose their playful nature, and will swarm around any nearby human to demand cuddles and love! They were brought up around children, dogs, and other cats, and are friendly to just about everyone. They are also both up-to-date on their vaccinations. Paris and Persia are a bonded pair, and should be adopted together! (Trust us, after meeting them, you'd never be able to take home just one!)
If you're considering adopting Paris and Persia (or just want to meet them!) fill out an adoption application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a video of Paris and Persia interacting with one of our volunteers. We all agreed that pictures didn't do them justice, they're much cuter when you can see them moving around!
Karen Boyle was the July volunteer of the month, so we've decided to feature her here!
At our most recent adoption event at Buffalo Mountain Brewery, Karen took the responsibility of selling our tie-dye shirts to raise funds. Incredibly, she ended up selling a record high amount of them that day. She has also been working tirelessly on organizing the house at the future FCHS shelter.
When asked why she volunteers with us, she said, “I volunteer because every dog deserves a 'furever' home where they are loved, get loads of petting, go for lots of walks or runs, go camping, swimming, fetch balls or Frisbees, or just hang out with their human.”