Our Fur-Ever Home Fund
- Support Pets Without Parents to realize our dream of a larger, modern facility so that we can rescue even more cats and dogs and provide a more comfortable environment for our pets while they wait for their forever home. -
Pets Without Parents needs your financial support. We desperately need a new facility - our Fur-ever Home. The house we currently rent is cramped and has growing wear and tear. A larger, modern facility would provide a more comfortable environment for the companion animals in our care and allow us to rescue even more parent-less pets.
Our goal of $400,000 may seem daunting, but it can actually be broken up into parts. We need $60,000 for a downpayment on a building (and we are more than half way there!); we will need an additional $150,000 for construction and renovation costs, and the rest will be used for miscellaneus expenses and to pay down the mortgage. These amounts are estimates, and will be adjusted once we identify a property to purchase.
When thinking about a donation, please consider the following:
No donation is too small. You'd be surprised at how far we can stretch a penny! Please help make our dream possible by donating to our Furever Home Fund today....for a brighter tomorrow. Click on the button below to donate securely through PayPal, or send a check to Pets Without Parents, 629 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, OH 43214. Indicate "Fur-ever Home Fund" in the memo line.
Since our start in 2001, Pets Without Parents has been dedicated to helping more than 8,000 cats and dogs find their forever home. Many of them were saved from horrible fates. Now we need a fur-ever home of our own. Some of the challenges we face at our current facility are:
- We are overcrowded: from the front of the building to the back, we are filled to capacity and cramped for space. There is no room for additional cages, especially for large dogs.
- No intake or holding rooms to quarantine new or sick pets.
- Small backyard, making it hard to properly exercise the bigger dogs.
- No private "meet and greet" rooms.
- No reception area to greet visitors.
- Facilities are old, outdated, and small. Our building is over 100 years old and is deteriorating, making conditions undesireable for both humans and animals.
- Not energy-efficient (high utility costs) due to the age and condition of the building.
- It's not ours - it's rented - so it's not feasible to make updates or changes that we need.
- Layout of current facility is not appropriate for an animal shelter (it's an old, two-story house).
- These conditions lead to a great deal of stress on the animals, staff, volunteers and public.
Our fur-ever dream home would provide:
- A larger facility to allow us to house more animals comfortably
- Open and more comfortable kennels for larger breed dogs
- A layout that makes our pets more visible and less stressed
- Additional meeting and play spaces for adopters to meet our animals
- Additional indoor and outdoor play space for pets to play and exercise
- More cat condos and cage-free living
- An energy-efficient building with few maintenance costs
- Volunteer lounge/meeting area for groups (such as new volunteer orientations)
- Future ability to add a spay/neuter clinic and on-site vet
- An atmosphere that welcomes the public allowing them to feel free to visit often and see what the shelter has to offer
- A place to call our own - fur-ever!