Restoring Dog Walk Area at Shelter
Daniel and his sister have been volunteering at the shelter since they were little.
So it was only natural for him to take on a large project for the shelter when it came time to choose an Eagle Project for Boy Scouts.
What does he want to do?
Over time the walking path for the dogs has aged. He wants to replace all of the timbers, lay landscaping tarp, and haul in crushed rock to make this dog walking path usable again. As you can see from the pictures it needs a great deal of work to make it functional.
So why is this walking path so vital to the shelter?
Many of the dogs that come into the shelter have little to no leash skills. To help them have the best chance of getting adopted, volunteers teach the dogs how to behave on a leash. Restoring the path will give the dogs a place to "practice" walking on a sidewalk.
It is dogs like these that can saved by providing a good place to leash train before people looking for a pet come to visit.
This dog had been living in a homeless woman's car for most of it's life. It barely could walk when it was dropped off.
Oak Ridge has worked hard to make their shelter a No Kill shelter, and they are almost there. This little guy named Rex was rescued just before a massive tragedy. His vet bills are past the $1000.00 mark.
Once the dogs get rehabilitated, the ones that are not adopted in Oak Ridge are placed in a regional exchange program. Dogs from the Oak Ridge Shelter have traveled to 6 different states to meet their new adopted families. Leash skills are a dogs best friend for getting adopted.
Dan needs $1400.00 to restore the Dog Walking Area. All extra money raised over the $1400.00 will go to the shelter to provide gas cards for the transport van. The van holds up to 10 dogs and cats and travels to multiple states that have a shortage of adoptable animals.
Can you help Daniel by donating to this great cause?
Mail a check to:
1741 Campfire Dr.
Knoxville TN 37931
OR donate through GoFundMe
Thank you to everyone who donated time or money.
Stop on by and see the great results. Walk a dog or two ... or better yet, adopt.
We also cleared and tarped the area for mulch.
Sunday we have Riikola Construction coming in to spread gravel with the Scouts. Some time between now and then we will get the pressure washing done.
Stop by and see our progress. There is more to come...
We have Sunday set
Our construction dates are Sunday and Monday after Christmas. We have 3 contractors taking time off to help us out. The Boy Scouts are ready. Materials are bundled up and waiting for us.
Now it is all about the weather...