K9 Enrichment Initiative- Outreach & Shelter Aid


Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money to benefit K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc.'s Community Outreach & Shelter Aid program.

K9EI Rescue has worked with a group of 4 rural shelters in southeast Missouri for the past four years in life-saving efforts for dogs, as well as improving the quality of life of the dogs in shelters waiting for rescue.

We have supplied food, treats, toys, CD players to play calming music, cleaning supplies, blankets, bowls, etc. Now with the state of animal welfare in this nation, the small rural shelters are feeling the crunch like their urban counterparts. Dogs have to endure more extended periods at the shelter. Too many dogs and nowhere to put them to keep them safe.

East Prairie has an indoor and outdoor shelter. The outdoor shelter is the old original shelter and is now used for overflow. These days overflow means fully occupied kennels outdoors.

The kennels' condition and the outbuilding need to be renovated before harm comes to the dogs living there.

The indoor kennels are cinder block kennels with metal doors. The dogs cannot see the other dogs or when someone is inside the building through the metal doors on their kennels. No AC, so in the days of summer, it is akin to living in a brick oven. These conditions test the mental stamina of the dogs living inside those cinder block, cement-floored kennels.

The kennels need to be made into half walls with fenced kenneling to the ceiling. There are exhaust fans on the wall, but as we know, heat rises; it doesn't travel horizontally. Fans should be on the roof to pull that heat out of the building. The doors on the kennels need to be changed to metal bars to allow air to flow into the kennels and to enable them to see outside the kennel.

The setup is inhumane; dogs are kept in those kennels for months, waiting for rescue. It's a recipe for developing behavior issues; the stress leads to mentally and physically unhealthy dogs.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation to renovate this shelter, making it safe for the dogs in their care.

PS) At some point, someone thought it a good idea to paint the walls, doors, and floors blood red & black. Perfect colors for living in hell.

Fundraising team: K9EI Tribe (2)

Cynthia Guzman
Raised $110 from 4 donations
Plainfield, IL
K9 Enrichment Initiative, Inc.
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Cristina Cortez
Team member
Raised $45 from 2 donations

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