Adopt-A-Dog has received a $25,000 grant from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation to renovate the shelter’s transition building for rescued dogs.
In announcing the award, executive director Kristen Rice said that the grant will enable Adopt-A-Dog to create 10 individual kennel runs for rescued dogs during their transition period at the shelter.
She said that having the extra runs will go a long way toward helping staff get dogs into new homes faster. Rice said The Wiederhold Foundation gift provides Adopt-A-Dog the critical final amount of funding to complete this project.
Adopt-A-Dog will put the funds toward the $75,000 “Isolation Building Capitol Project,” which will improve the environment for dogs entering the shelter. Specifically, when the project is complete, the dogs will have adequate space so they can receive one-on-one care and be prepared for adoption.
“Adopt-A-Dog is truly grateful to the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation for their generosity and support. Their dedication to animal welfare will mean that dogs entering our shelter will receive the highest level of care,” said Rice.
Adopt-A-Dog was established in 1981 to save, socialize, and secure homes for unwanted or abandoned dogs and cats. Adopt-A-Dog accomplishes this mission by operating an animal shelter in Armonk, New York, and by conducted three programs: Adoptions; Enrichment and Training; and Volunteers. Adopt-A-Dog rescues and finds homes for hundreds of dogs each year. For more information,contact Kristen Rice at 914-273-1674 or visit www.adoptadog.org.