Friends of the New Animal Shelter believe that Chatham-Kent’s existing animal shelter is severely inadequate to care for the vulnerable pets awaiting adoption. The goal is to raise approximately $2 million to build a bright, spacious facility that can care for these animals in an efficient and hygienic manner. Local veterinarians will be involved in the medical care.
Chatham-Kent Council approved the creation of their committee in late 2014. On May 25, 2015, a presentation was asking Council to support a $2 million fundraising campaign. Council gave unanimous support to the request! The Animal Shelter Location will be located on Park St and 405 Park Ave E.
A fundraising campaign, led by a Campaign Cabinet, will reach out to Chatham-Kent community and other interested parties to help us build a facility with that will feature:
18 dog kennels with covered runs
3 isolation kennels
3 cat rooms including screened outdoor cat runs
1 cat isolation room
1 small animal room
1 multi-purpose room
1 veterinary and treatment room
animal bathing and grooming room
receiving and storage area
staff and volunteer training room
How you can Donate!
Your generous donations are the key to the success of the new Animal Shelter campaign. In order to build a facility that is efficiently-designed to provide the day-to-day and specialized medical care needed by pets awaiting adoption, the campaign needs to raise approximately $2 million.
The goal is to have the money raised and the project completed by end of 2016.
You can donate:
Online: PayPal – The safer, easier way to pay online!
Mail: Municipality of Chatham-Kent
“Friends of the New Animal Shelter”
315 King St. West, Chatham, ON N7M 5K8
In-person: At any Chatham-Kent Municipal Service Centre or Library.
For more information on this amazing project and how you can be more involved please visit Friends of the New Animal Shelter’s website at: