Tuesday, October 31, 2006

October 31

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in giving you an update. Its amazing how the days just seem to disappear... Another 7 weeks and we should be in the new shelter, I can't tell you how great that feels... Most of the outside work is complete, the painters are finishing up on the trim and will be starting the inside painting soon. The back exercise yards are coming together, another week and they should be done. Landscapers have been busy, but the high winds and heavy rain haven't been kind to the plantings, but they will be OK. We will be out on Thursday to plant some perennials in the beds by the entrance and around the sign. Next summer things will really be looking good. The final coat on the public parking area has been paved, but the employee area won't get the final coat till spring; we don't want it damaged by all the large trucks coming and going. CMP has installed the power lines, so the temperately ones have been removed so the siding can be finished. Most of the duct work has been completed for the HVAC, in a week or so the ceiling can start to go up. The cabinet crew should be in soon to start installing some of the work stations. The mason will be in tomorrow to start the work for the dog runs, the kennels will be delivered the beginning of December, They are being manufactured by the Mason Company.

Enjoy the photos, and don't forget you can email anytime if you have questions.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

October 9

There was even a lot of activity over the weekend. The landscaper planted some scrubs and trees, its starting to look very welcoming. They put down a layer of fencing to keep the dogs from digging out and then placed 4 inches of stone in the back where we are going to have 5 additional dog play yards. They finished framing out the cat adoption area, now they just need to put up the sheet rock. The electrician and plumbers are still working full time to get all their work done so the rest of the sheet rock can go up.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 5th's big news...

The inside is stating to get closed in, most of the walls are up and drywalled. The only section still not complete is the cat adoption area. The HVAC units and the heat exchange unit have been delivered and the garage door is installed.

I met the fence installer yesterday and he will be installing an additional 5 play yards out back for the dogs. They will be 20 ft x 23 ft and the base will be pea stone, so it will be easy on the dogs feet. We plan to have picnic tables in the yards so people will be able to visit and get to know the dogs better. We are still planning on a large dog area with hopes to have it available to the public to exercise their dogs.

The biggest news of all, and how we are able to do some extras is because we have an Angel among us who has given so generously to help the Humane Society and the animals we care for. I can't tell you how grateful I am and what it is going to mean to the community. Thank you, you are the best!!