My name is Ashton, and I am excited to have found a worthy beneficiary for my Eagle-Scout Project. My family and I were fostering pups for the No-Kill animal rescue, "Rusty's Legacy", in Marion, NC. When we went to the shelter, we saw how unprotected and exposed the dogs were from the NC elements. There was no solid structure covering their kennels. We asked Jeri, (the woman in charge), how we could help, and she told us they're in desperate need of better shelters for the dogs. Last winter when it snowed, the tarps collapsed, and the kennels were buried in the snow. So I thought this would be a great opportunity for my Eagle Project. My goal is to build an open-air aluminum shelter to protect the rescue dogs from the elements. The size of the "ideal" shelter will be 5,400 square feet, large enough to cover the entire fenced-in surface. The cost for this large structure is close to $30,000. This ideal structure will have roll-up doors with the option to enclose and protect dogs from extreme temperatures. If I don't raise enough for the large shelter, I have a plan to build a triple-wide aluminum structure that would range from $12,000. -$15,000. to cover the center section of the outdoor kennels (25' x 35' - approximately 900 sf structure). I am hoping to get these funds by the beginning of December, in time to construct the new shelters before the worst winter weather comes. Rusty's Legacy is the only no-kill animal shelter in our area, and they receive no funding from any city or county sources. The shelter-owner Jeri, selflessly takes care of about 35 dogs with the help of a few dedicated volunteers. I know this is a huge project, but I believe that with your help, we can make a big difference in the lives of these animals. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions for this much-needed shelter!
Note: Any donations over $200.00 will receive a free ultrasonic cleaning system (small, jewelry-style cleaner) - compliments of Pro Ultrasonics, as a "thank you" for your kind donations! You can make your donations directly through this gofundme page, or call (828)237-1735 for assistance with the donation.