The end of 2015 is almost here! Can you believe it?
It’s been such a fantastic year for the shelter. Over 40 dogs have been adopted into new loving homes, a few of those being long-time residents. We’ve added 10 new volunteers to our family! And we can’t wait to see what 2016 bring so that we can continue to help more dogs in need in our area!
Our shelter has been blessed with an abundance of donations of food, bedding, and toys!!! This community is the reason that our shelter is able to take such great care of our dogs – and for that, we are eternally grateful!
But we need your help. We need your help so that we can help more dogs!! And to help more dogs, we need more space.
Anyone who has visited the Annex knows that it is a tiny, 8 kennel facility. Regional has learned to do a lot of work with such a small space, but there is still a need for more to be done within our community, and we can’t do it without you. We need to build, and we want 2016 to be the year we start putting up our community’s new shelter.
This space will include:
Separate, safe housing for dogs and cats – we currently do not accept cats as we do not have space for them, and we can rarely accept surrendered dogs because of space and contractual restrictions within the Annex. With a new facility, ANY animal with need of sanctuary will be able to have it.
Boarding facilities because some times, you can’t always take the fur-kids with you
A spay/neuter clinic on site where we can offer low-cost alterations, vaccinations, and micro-chipping to the public without the need to travel to other clinics in the capital district, often an hour away!
A space for community education where classes with trainers, animal health professionals, and others can assist the community with their pet’s health and well being!
A community dog walk because all dogs love a walk in the woods!
Getting to build a new shelter has been a very long process. Before the Annex was opened, Regional raised enough money for the purchase of a 26 acre parcel in the City of Johnstown. Since the Annex was opened, majority of our funds raised and donated have been used for the care of our animals and maintenance of the Annex. But, we’ve slowly made progress on building – the land has been cleared, and we’ll be getting blueprints drawn up shortly, once funding is secured. We’re also furiously writing and submitting more grants for funding for the actual building of the shelter. But we still need you help.
Building this shelter will be a huge undertaking, but it will be an integral part of our community for animal education and care. But we cannot do it alone. So, on these last few days of 2015, please consider giving the stray and unwanted animals in our community the gift of a safe sanctuary if they are to ever need it. Completing a new shelter will have a lasting influence on the animals in our area for generations to come. We are estimating that the shelter will cost roughly $250,000 to build. We are hoping to have grant money cover a good amount of that figure, but grants can’t do it all. We need your help!
Please give generously if you are able, and please spread the word. No donation is too small, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law and greatly appreciated.
You can use the secure donation form below or you can mail a check made payable to Regional Animal Shelter to: 117 West Fulton St Gloversville, NY 12078.
Thank you for helping us build our community’s shelter. All the pups and volunteers at Regional wish everyone a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!