Because this rescue has such a history, and because it had been closed for some time, folks are interested in knowing more about what is going on with the society and its operations. These FAQs address many of the questions people have about the operating state of the society.
Are you open?
Somewhat, but not very much. We are holding a low cost vaccine clinic once every 4 weeks, but that's about it. We don't have regular opening hours.
Why is it taking so long for you to be open again?
What most people don't understand is the deplorable condition the society's facilities are in. When the current administration took over the governance of the society in December 2020, the structures on the property had been badly neglected and were left in a decrepit state. To restore these buildings to a condition where they can be used by humans and animals will require tens of thousands of dollars in donations and grants. We just haven't been able to secure that kind of funding.
How bad can it be?
Pretty bad. There are two buildings on the property and neither building has HVAC or hot water. The buildings are simply unusable during the winter months. Also, the conditions of the buildings' interiors are very bad. Unusable plumbing, urine-soaked flooring, clawed and chewed walls, etc. You can have a look at the place as we found it here.
There is one exception. We have renovated one room of our kennel building to serve as an exam room for our periodic vaccine clinics. This is the only room we have been able to improve on the property, and that improvement has put us in debt.
Can you take in animals?
No. We have no humane place to care for them, given the terrible condition of the facility. It will be a while before we can safely kennel animals.
Why is the facility in such bad condition?
We don't understand it either. Administrations before us allowed the property to degrade to a very bad state. Further, these previous administrations stripped everything of value from the property, presumably to sell it for personal gain. At one time there was a complete veterinary hospital facility on the campus, but it has been stripped of all its equipment and fixtures.
When do you think you will be open again?
That's very difficult to say. We will require significant funding to reach a point where the facilities are habitable by humans and animals.
Are there any volunteer opportunities?
Well, since the campus facilities are largely unused, and there are no animals present on the property, there are no volunteer positions available to work with and care for the animals. We do have volunteer opportunities related to our low cost vaccine clinic. You can learn more about those opportunities here.
We may be resuming the society's canine rescue activity in the future, which will require the support of volunteer rescue workers. As those opportunities arise we will post them on our Facebook page.
Is there any way I can be of assistance?
The most helpful and supportive thing you can do for the society is to make a donation, or to make small monthly donations to improve the society's pace toward full recovery from the past. You can do that from our Donate page found here. Thank you!
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