The Monroe County Friends of Animals recognized the need for a new shelter years ago and started planning for it.When Monroe County opened the shelter more than 18 years ago, it was never intended to be the county’s permanent shelter. At the time, the county was in dire need for a shelter. We were fortunate to find a former veterinarian’s office that the county could lease temporarily. The facility is now old and deteriorating, the HVAC and septic systems are failing, proper plumbing is needed, and floor coatings and ventilation were never provided.
Our dogs are currently housed outside in small kennels and must endure the harsh summer heat, rain and cold winters. The kennels do not have individual waste drains. Staff must work in cramped, unproductive conditions because the rooms in the building are too small. The building was not designed to be an animal shelter.
Your vote can help us with our endeaver to complete the new animal center for the animals and the community.
We have raised 90% so farof the $4.3 million we need to make this dream a reality. We still need to close a gap of around $400,000 to complete the new building due to rising cost and availability of supplies. MCFA is currently breaking ground on a new facility named the MCFA Eastbourne Animal Center.
We hope you can help.
Please vote daily, share with your friends, donate for more votes counted and help us win a grant.With Gratitude, Monroe County Friends of Animals, and the homeless and abandoned cats and dogs of Monroe County Tennessee.
With Gratitude, MCFA (Monroe County Friends of Animals)