The SPCA of Westchester announced today that a generous supporter has agreed to match all donations, up to $50,000 made in the month of February to support their Capital Campaign to build a brand-new animal care campus. The SPCA revealed its plan to build a larger, modernized care campus late last year.
The current shelter, which hasn’t been updated since the 1960’s, is cracked and crumbing and many of the dog kennels are not fully protected from the elements. To date, more than $8.2 million dollars has been raised towards their goal of $9.1 million dollars.
“We are incredibly grateful to our supporter, Rock & a Soft Place Studio, who has offered this generous matching gift,” says Shannon Laukhuf, Executive Director. “We hope this wonderful opportunity will motivate and inspire the community to donate towards this crucial project and get us one step closer to our goal.”The new 27,000 square foot building will feature many upgrades including:
- Indoor dog habitats for increased comfort, and outdoor day pens for dog’s enrichment & exercise.
- Luxury 4-story condos and multiple cage-free cattery areas to replicate home-like environments for cats and kittens.
- A state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.
- A large indoor space to serve as a training and enrichment center for dogs.
- A classroom for humane education presentations to local school children, youth groups and the popular Camp Critter day camp.
Founded in 1883, the SPCA of Westchester is a no-kill animal welfare organization located in Briarcliff Manor and is NOT affiliated with the ASPCA. Last year, the SPCA supported more than 4,000 companion animals through its many programs and services.