Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design Awards Issues Third Round of Funding
Matching Grants Awarded for Two Animal Rescues to Fund Needs Assessments
CINCINNATI, OH – In its third award announcement, the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design awarded two recipients a matching grant to conduct a needs assessment. Each shelter has been awarded up to the maximum amount of a $4,000 matching grant.
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society in Fort Walton Beach, FL (www.paws-shelter.org) was awarded the maximum matching grant of up to $4,000 toward a needs assessment and architectural drawings to add larger kennel runs and a larger exercise area for dogs and expand the clinic lab, laundry and feeding center and reception area. Other updates needed include the addition of a small breed and puppy kennel area, two more adoption rooms, and a much larger cathouse with a sunroom.
Humane Society of Hall County, doing business as Humane Society of Northeast Georgia in Gainesville, GA (www.humanesocietyofnortheastgeorgia.org/) was awarded the maximum matching grant of up to $4,000 toward a needs assessment to remodel their existing facility. The renovation will seek to expand and improve rescue housing and adoption area and its spay/neuter and veterinary facility. After becoming a "no kill" facility in 2009, HSNEGA has a need for plans for expanded surgery, treatment and recovery areas as well as plans to build intake medical and housing areas, enhance its adoption center and create space to orient and train volunteers, classroom space, and a dedicated area for dog obedience classes.
“The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design is here to help shelters who are ready to move forward with a needs assessment and obtain the most effective architectural plans for their building or remodeling plans,” said Greg Taylor, Executive Director of the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design. “We encourage shelters to apply for the matching grant awards to help provided needed funding when working with an architect during such a critical phase of a project.”
The Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design awards matching grants to animal shelters in the United States. The matching grants enable shelters across the United States to fund an initial needs assessment and architectural consultation, providing the hard data necessary to quantify the size and scope of the new facility or remodel, and to start the process correctly and professionally with schematic architectural drawings.
Shelters may apply at www.MasonAnimalFoundation.org. For more information, email info@MasonAnimalFoundation.org or call 937-780-1039. Mason Company established the Mason Foundation for Animal Shelter Design as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation to enable animal shelters to work with architects and needs assessment providers on their project.
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