HOLIDAY WISH LIST: ipads/Tablets, Large/Industrial Washer and GAS Drier, Basic Refrigerator for vaccines, test kits etc., Lockers for staff and volunteers, Time Clock, Poop Scooper sets, Trash cans various sizes with lids, Brooms, small-medium collars for puppies and smaller dogs, benches and Bistro Tables and chairs (The Wooden Duck offers huge discounts for Milo), Break room kitchen dish washer and the rest...(Ikea!?) Grooming tub!
DECEMBER 2013 UPDATES:
OCTOBER 30th pix:
OCTOBER 10th update: The cat rooms are basically complete. The doors are beautiful, great windows. We'll be painting and installing shelves and "shoots and ladders" in the next couple of weeks, making them great places for kitties who are ready for adoption to hang out!!
These cat rooms have naming rights. They are front and center in the
Honor your family member, two or four-legged, with their own cat
A $3,000 donation, and you can also get a My Mutt poster,
which could eventually hang there?!
And, even better, your $3000 will
be matched by Pet Food Express!
September 23rd update: The sheetrock is up. The rest of the finishing for the walls will happen this week. Plus outfitting the cat rooms. The place is really taking shape! We plan to move during the second half of October. More info soon on how you can help!
September 13 Update: Electrical and Framing inspections complete - Plumbing needs a few minor tweaks.... next week --- Sheetrock! The skeleton will get skin...
September 7th Update:
We're making some great progress and our move is in sight! See the cat rooms at right. Our plan is to begin moving over to our new place in Milo Point Richmond during the second half of October (right after MiloFest). Stay tuned for more info about how you can help us with our move (we'll need people with tools, trucks, etc.).
Some key things happening in the coming weeks include:
- Inspections for framing, wiring and plumbing
- Sheetrock and hard plastic siding installed on the walls
- Painting and epoxy floor sealing
- Build out of kitty havens with shelves and "shoots & ladders" in the 3 cat rooms. Naming rights available for donation of a cat room = $2500 per room.
- Completion of the 3/4 acre Milo dog park (thanks to a generous donation from the Ghilotti family!)
(Another terrific donation we received is for surgery equipment which we'll use in our Intake / Medical area.)
We still need to raise more funds for the following:
- Final construction work: small and large dogs yards, exterior concrete, air exchange installation, cabinets and storage.
- Remaining dog kennels so we can order all at once for best price. Naming rights available for donation of the "premium kennels" ($1600 and the three duplex kennels with plaques on both sides, $1900)
(We'll be using temporary kennels to hold us over until we can place the complete order and get a discount, and receive and install all the kennels and cat condos.)
If you can help us with a donation toward one or more of the remaining kennels, cat rooms, or any amount towards the other costs, please DONATE TODAY or mail your donation to PO Box 6625 Albany CA 94706.
This is a very important time for the Milo Foundation and for the many thousands of animals we will rescue in our new "home" in Point Richmond! We appreciate your support.
August 12th Update:
We had a terrific Open House and BBQ on August 10th. About 200 people, and lots of dogs, turned out to see progress at our new facility. It was great to see so many Milo friends, human and canine. Things are looking great, but we do have a lot more work ahead, and we need your help! Please click below to donate towards completion of Milo Point Richmond today! Click here to view MILO BBQ Aug.10, 2013.
Please help us save even more, in our new space being built out in Point Richmond. We need YOUR HELP to realize this dream!
I Can Give for MPR!
It turns out that due to insurance issues our original donor for the epoxy floor is unable to help us. Can you pitch in? We have someone who will do it at cost (spouse of a volunteer). This new floor will provide a clean and sanitary environment for our dogs - plus it's easy to clean and visually appealing. We need to raise the money by July 31st, so we can stay on track for our kennel installation which follows. If everyone pitches in, we can do it! We have a special secure donation campaign via PayPal which you can access here: PitchIn for Milo Dogs New Floor. Or via our website donation page. Thank you!