New Kennels for Garrard Co. Shelter

The Garrard county animal shelter is a county-run shelter in rural Lancaster, Kentucky. We operate on a very small monthly budget that barely meets our operational needs to care for the dogs and cats in our shelter, let alone maintain the building or perform necessary upgrades and improvements to the kennels and our cat room.

In the past several months, in addition to consistently being at or over capacity, we have taken in animals from three hoarding cases, stretching our capacity and straining our ability to provide consistent resources for the animals under our care. We have had to resort to pleading for help from the community to step in and help numerous times, which they have, and we are so grateful!

We are raising money to rebuild the kennels in both our dog room and our puppy room. They are in desperate need of repair and we need your help. The kennels in our dog room are rusting, falling apart, and failing to contain dogs at times. This leads to break-outs, kennel fighting, and spread of sickness.

Each week we find another kennel's latching system no longer operational, leaving us with one less kennel in which to place an incoming dog. 

We have worked our way to becoming a no-kill shelter and are now nearly a year and a half euthenasia-free. We are extremely proud of this and the care that we are able to give to the pets in our facility, which makes the necessity for up-to-date, clean, working kennels such a huge priority for us. 

Our puppy room currently has no kennels at all and we are working with travelling crates and wire crates keep the puppies safe and secure. While these work most of the time, they are very difficult to keep clean and do not allow the puppies much room to move around. We are hoping to completely redo the puppy room by installing kennels in our puppy room that mirror that in our dog room. This will significantly cut down on the spread of very dangerous diseases and illness that puppies often carry.

Money donated will go directly toward the purchase of an entirely new kennel system with reinforced materials to prevent spread of sickness, prevent kennel fighting between kennels, and proper doors and latching systems to keep the animals safe and secure for both our dog room and the puppy room.

We plan to begin work on this project this summer and hope to have funding in place by June. Anything you can do to help is much appreciated! Thank you.
  • sandra ossenschmidt 
    • $100 
    • 23 mos
  • Noma McIntyre 
    • $50 
    • 28 mos
  • Joy Wolfe 
    • $300 
    • 28 mos
  • Jackie Howard 
    • $500 
    • 29 mos
  • Cindy Segneff 
    • $15 
    • 29 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Garrard County Animal Shelter 
Lancaster, KY
John Wilson 
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