Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What are we doing at the dog rescue?

I have been going in several directions in the last couple weeks. We have been working on the cemetary cutting and triming trees, cutting grass and clearing areas for the plots. We had a small service for Ranger's passing. We are working on the fencing which will be finished next week (we're waiting on the wire to come in). The next phase is to complete the kennels for the orphaned deer. They will have an inside area that has heat & a/c, so they will have a super cozy place to sleep. And they'll have an outside fenced area to run and play in until they are big enough to release back into the woods. The next phase is the dog training hall: the upstairs will have to be painted and then we will be ready to start training dogs. I'm working on one dog run at a time until that run is complete, then I move on to the next one. The most important projects, like the dog training facility, will be completed first, before we move to the next project. We will be working towards creating the areas of primitive camping, and the RV park will have 10 full-hook-up spaces which will accomodate some large motor-coach type RV's in addition to smaller RV's or Pop-up Campers. We will have several primative camping sites in different places on the hills and mountains (we have several hills and are nestled in the southwest portion of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains). They will be beautiful when we finish them. Something else we are working towards is kid stuff: a farm area with chickens, turkeys, goats, and maybe some ponies to ride. Plus other animals you can pet and feed if you like.

1 comment:

  1. Joe, when you become a registered 501 (c)(3) organization, Kroger (not sure if they're in northern Alabama, I know there are some in southern) grocery stores has a great fundraising program where people buy Kroger gift cards from you, pay your organization and you get a 5% discount on the purchase price at the store so your organization gets to keep that 5%. I've used it with a couple of organizations my kids are involved with. Basically a person orders a $100 card from you (they can order any amount in any denomination up to $500), they pay your organization $100 and you then pay Kroger $95 for that card. You need someone to keep track of the orders, order/pick up /distribute the cards but that's about it. The cards can be used for ANYTHING (except other Kroger gift cards) at Kroger stores - gas, groceries, prescriptions, etc. Just thought I'd let you know about the program