Leadership Lee County Service Project
As Will Rogers so frequently is quoted, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”, and at the Lee County Humane Society, our staff works tirelessly to make sure that our shelter is a clean and inviting place for everyone who walks in our doors. However, caring for 3000 animals a year puts more than a little wear and tear on our shelter facility. As a nonprofit, we have a somewhat limited budget and work hard to use those resources to help as many homeless animals as we possibly can; oftentimes that means having to decide to push off a cosmetic or less essential repair or beautification project in favor of helping another animal who has walked in our doors needing aid.
This year’s Leadership Lee County Class took notice of some of these lingering items at our shelter, and generously offered to take us on as their service project this year.
The members of this year’s Leadership Lee County Class not only tirelessly fundraised over $17,000 to fund their project, but they also worked hard during three weekend work days this spring and completed the following work to help ensure that we’re putting our best face forward at the shelter -replaced all ceiling tiles -repainted the grids that hold the ceiling tiles in place
-installed new insulation
-cleaned kennel walls
-installed coyote rollers purchased with a grant from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Vets group - repaired a drainage area at the back of the shelter
-spread pine straw in flower beds around the shelter
-spread 30 tons of aggregate in play yards and walk paths around the facility
-repainted walls through the shelter
-purchased and installed new door planters and plants for our front entrance
-purchased new custom door mats for our front entrance
-paid for new striping for our parking lot
Not only did they manage this long list of improvements to our shelter, but they also made an additional extremely generous donation of $2500 to help us further care for the animals we serve.
We are exceptionally appreciative of the hard work and dedication of every member of the Leadership Lee County 2018-2019 class. Thank you so much for your support.
Weekly Wish: We are in need of people willing to help foster our pets, particularly young puppies and kittens who aren’t quite ready for adoption. For more information please contact our foster care coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 821-3222