We Are Furever Home in our Permanent Halfway House!
We’re well on the way towards making our dream a reality, but the journey’s not yet over. On September 24, 2016, we moved the entire "cat, kitten and caboodle" from our rental property to our permanent Halfway House, and while the felines are "walking on air," we humans have much still to do.
The house that we purchased was built in 1951, contains 1,664 square feet, and is constructed of cinder blocks. Although the property is zoned as "commercial," the house itself is zoned as "residential." Now we MUST upgrade the entire premises to "commercial" and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) code at great expense to us.
While we have replaced the roof and completed most of the plumbing and electrical work, more needs to be done. The ADA projects we are currently working on include:
- relocating the front door and walling over the old one;
- concreting a new entry to the front door;
- renovating the bathroom to accommodate a wheelchair, and widening the door;
- installing a sidewalk;
- and adding more asphalt parking.
As you can imagine, we are barely keeping pace with the rising expenses, and are still urgently seeking your support. Our tireless and dedicated volunteers have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours in both readying our new Halfway House and restoring the old one to its original condition.
Won’t you please consider making a tax-deductible donation to our furry friends’ new Halfway House by clicking on the "Contribute" button?
Three years ago, Glen Aronson of Iron Gate Storage heeded our call for funding, and after placing his faith in our dream, has been fiscally sponsoring and knowledgeably mentoring us ever since. Other major contributors have been Dr. Virginia Huang of Salmon Creek Plastic Surgery, Kathy Angelo Construction, the estate of Carol Williams, and one very generous, anonymous donor. Not to mention the countless and deeply appreciated individual contributions that we continue to receive almost daily.
Since our founding in 1999, Furry Friends has moved three times. This move, hopefully, will be our last. Once the initial reconstruction costs and the labor involved are behind us, we can begin to work on paying down the mortgage, while planning, at the same time, for our future expansion.