Provide a safe haven for animals in need
An empty kennel doesn’t look like much to us but for an unwanted, stray or needy shelter animal it looks like home – a warm, safe place to sleep with good food and clean water. No fear from attack or injury – just kind words and soft hands. The next step in the journey to a loving, forever home.
Kennel sponsorships are a wonderful way to “pay it forward”, in memory of a lost loved one or pet, or an animal loving friend’s birthday. Kennel sponsorships help to provide daily care to the animals who will call that kennel home until they find loving forever homes. It’s just one more way to show your support for the homeless and abused animals in Jefferson County!
Your Kennel Sponsorship helps to provide:
Provide ENRICHMENT FOR SHELTER PETS
Sometimes our shelter residents don’t get adopted as quickly as we’d like them to. It’s important to provide them with enrichment to keep them physically and mentally stimulated while they wait for a new home. We have several areas of our shelter dedicated to providing enrichment to our shelter pets.
FREE ROAM ROOM: The Free Roam Room is a small room inside of our cat room where a small group of cats or kittens can live together in a setting that is more like a home and less like a kennel. The Free Roam Room is mostly used for litters of weaned kittens who are ready to find their forever home and for shy cats who aren’t adjusting well to the shelter environment. Being housed with other cats provides much needed socialization and companionship. Cat trees and wall shelves provide the opportunity to climb and explore. There are plenty of places for a good cat nap and a glass viewing window for visitors to watch all of the feline shenanigans!
CATIO: The Catio is paws down the favorite space for shelter felines! Weather permitting if you stop out to the shelter you’re sure to see several of our feline residents enjoying the fresh air and sunshine while taking in some bird watching! We have several seating areas for volunteers to relax in so they can get in some socialization with their feline friends!
PLAY YARD: If our canine residents could talk they would tell you to take them to the Play Yard pronto! The Play Yard gives our precious pups an opportunity to be off leash and to run and play to their hearts content! For dog friendly dogs we also have play groups so that they can get much needed socialization while they get some exercise. And of course the play yard wouldn’t be complete without a giant toy box so that every pup can pick their favorite toy!
MEDICAL WARD SPONSORSHIPS
Provide LIFE SAVING CARE FOR SHELTER PETS
Unfortunately many of the animals that come through our doors are in need of extensive veterinary care before they can find a new home. Some are brought in by our Humane Agents after suffering years of neglect. Others are brought in by caring community members who found them after they suffered an injury such as being hit by a car or attacked by another animal. Medical Ward Sponsors provide the funds to enable us to provide treatment to these deserving animals so that they too can find loving homes.