We received this grant from Maddie’s Fund ®, a family foundation created in 1994 by Workday co-found Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more that $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more that $187.8 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie’s Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, who made them laugh and gave them comfort. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987 to 1997 and continue to inspire them today.
In 2014 Posh Pets Rescue took over the Long Beach Animal Shelter in NY. Having a physical location would allow us to do more for the many animals we rescue. This grant would assist with improvements needed at the shelter such as:
Expand and improve the dog runs located within the shelter.
Expand and improve the medical treatment area within the shelter.
Provide for quarantine capabilities within the shelter.
Provide accommodations for nursing cats and litters of kittens.
Expand hospice foster program for senior/terminally ill dogs.
Expand and improve the cat living areas within the shelter.
As a result of the 2015 Maddie’s Fund Grant we have started on some of the needed improvements for the shelter.
Kennel Room 1 and Kennel Room 2
Floors were refinished and epoxy applied to improve condition and ease cleaning. Cinder block walls constructed to divide the two rooms, lessen noise, improve AC and heat circulation. Metal sheeting installed in between kennel runs.
Kennel Room 3 was our outdoor kennels. We enclosed all the runs and insulated to include walls and ceilings, outdoor runs added to 9 of the 11 kennels. Dogs can access the outside through guillotine doors. Metal sheeting installed in between kennel runs. Installation of commercial heating units, including two air handlers.
Senior & Hospice Program
This program enables us to assist the pets that are often overlooked in our community shelters. We have fosters who have the compassion and knowledge to assist our seniors and hospice pets. We make sure that each one of them received the medical, behavioral training and care that they need so they can enjoy their days.
Once approved, we are looking at expanding our cat room. In the meantime, our residential cats are enjoying their new cat trees. We also spruced up the holding cages.
Medical Treatment Room & Quarantine Area
A full service veterinary treatment room, surgery room and quarantine area is something we are working towards. At this time we are collecting quotes and have a veterinarian on board to run this clinic.