Milton Animal Shelter Building Fund
UPDATE December 2011: The Copeland Family Foundation has made a $1 million grant to the Milton Animal League to allow us to build a new shelter at our current location!
We are now ready to move forward with plans to build a new animal shelter. The current building, constructed as a temporary animal shelter in the 1970's, is in a dilapidated state, and the modern new shelter will to better serve the needs of the Town of Milton and its homeless animals.
The League is fortunate to have engaged the services of Stephen Jensen, of Blue Sky Collaborative Architecture in Beverly, MA, who has 20 years of experience working on shelters for the MSPCA and other non-profits. Steve has designed a building using the latest shelter design techniques, including sound mitigation and sanitation. Improved systems will make the building more comfortable for volunteers, visitors, and our resident animals. The League also asked Steve to incorporate "green" building strategies to minimize environmental impacts. There are no plans to increase the capacity of the shelter, which can currently house 12 dogs and 30 cats.
We have established a building fund, and we are working to raise $1.5 million to realize the dream of a new shelter. While the Copeland Foundation's generous grant has put us in a positon to move forward, we continue to raise money to fund a contingency account for the inevitable "bumps in the road." Please send your donation to the Milton Animal League, 181 Governor Stoughton Lane, Milton, MA 02186
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