Local Non-Profit Raises $10,000 For Animal Care Center
By Space Coast Daily // July 24, 2013
Profits go towards new medical isolation room
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Comfortable kennels, easy-to-clean surfaces and peaceful surroundings for ailing dogs will soon be a reality at Brevard County’s South Animal Care Center thanks to the non-profit organization Brevard Aiding Shelter Animals Project, ASAP.
The conversion from locker room to medical isolation room will be a significant improvement from the area in which shelter dogs currently convalesce.
Brevard ASAP raised $10,000 for this project through fundraisers and a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard.
“We are so grateful to Community Foundation for Brevard and The MNT Fund for their generous donation toward the cost of the licensed contractor, Sunshine State Construction. Tile was donated by Island Tile & Marble of Melbourne and Home Depot has offered a discount on building supplies.” said Sherri Binggeli, president of Brevard ASAP’s board of directors.
“We are so pleased to be able to give this life-saving gift to Brevard County Animal Services and want to thank every one of our supporters for helping us,”
ALES FOR TAILS
Fundraising for this project began in July 2012 with an “Ales for Tails” evening at World of Beer in Viera. ASAP then held its second annual Poker Run organized by the Booze Fighters motorcycle club.
DeLaura Middle School, Satellite High School Animal Rights Club and the Melbourne Super Hero/Villain Walk also raised funds on ASAP’s behalf. In early 2013, ASAP successfully applied for a $5,000 grant through the Community Foundation for Brevard.
“Community involvement is vital to Animal Services’ mission to save the lives of animals in our custody. We are grateful for Brevard ASAP’s efforts to bring this improvement to our facility,” said Karla Torpy, Director of Brevard Animal Services and Enforcement.
Photos of the isolation room’s progress will be shared with the public. A ribbon-cutting celebration is planned upon completion of the project.
Brevard ASAP’s mission is to raise funds to enhance county-run animal shelters.
For more information visit BrevardASAP.org