JAMESTOWN - Three months into fundraising and the Chautauqua County Humane Society has raised over $12,600 of the $25,000 goal to renovate the existing Cat Colony.
The Feline Action Committee, a group of dedicated individuals devoted to this capital project, is very optimistic for the future of the cats at CCHS now that they have surpassed the halfway point for the campaign.
"The majority of the project's funding to-date has come from private donations through specific appeals and now the committee is mobilizing other ways to reach out to the community at-large for help with this important shelter endeavor," Roxanne Wendling, CCHS Community Relations Director, said. "We are hopeful that the remaining portion of project costs will be in place by the end of the 2012 so that construction can begin in January of 2013."
The Chautauqua County Humane Society has raised half of its monetary goal to renovate the existing Cat Colony.
The Cat Colony Renewal Project will better the lives of the cats at the shelter. There will be more exercise options, better sanitation methods, more opportunities for increased socialization and behavioral programs and better methods of interaction with potential adopters. All of this offers the opportunity to increase adoption rates, giving CCHS the ability to take in more homeless cats. A model and scaled drawings detailing the project are on display in the shelter lobby for public viewing along with the latest contest, a new bike package.
CCHS is currently conducting a bike raffle in efforts to raise more funds to reach the goal. Tickets are $5 and the bike and accessory package donated by Jamestown Cycle Shop is valued at $500. Tickets may be purchased at the CCHS Strunk Road Adoption Center, 2nd Chances on Fairmount Avenue and the Jamestown Cycle Shop. The raffle drawing will be held at the Adoption Center on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. For more information on purchasing raffle tickets or donating to the project, call 665-2209 ext 213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chautauqua County Humane Society is a non-profit that is not part of any government organization and its mission to care for animals by promoting adoptions, preventing cruelty and providing education relies solely on public support.