This Winter Will Be Another Cold One!
Remember last year? We know too many outdoor dogs suffered frostbite, respiratory problems, and even death from freezing. So the good folks at FRIENDS OF MADISON COUNTY ANIMALS have decided to build large dog houses.
The building of these houses is a joint effort between FOMCA, Rick Terry at Craggy Correctional Center and a very industrious Girl Scout who is using this project for her Gold Star Award. Also a big shout out toSherriff Buddy Harwood who facilitated our connection withCraggy Correctional Center. Sherriff Harwood also offered to store our completed dog houses at his facility. This is TEAMWORK so dogs can be warm and safe this winter.
Rick Terry Superintendent at Craggy Correctional. "I am glad that Craggy, AB Tech, and our inmates have been involved and assisted with this worthy program. It's a "win-win" program for all involved, from the dogs that are able to stay warm and dry, to the inmates who are leaning a possible trade/work skill to assist them in rejoining society, and to both the prison and college, allowing us to fulfill our mission to our community. Again, Thank you for what you are doing and allowing my staff and inmates to participate."
Photo of Inmates who built the dog houses and supervisors at Craggy Correctional Center.
Far left Richard Terry -Superintendent, next to him, Steve Proffitt - Superintendent, Far right in back row, Daniel Mancuso, Instructor, Facility Maintenance Economic and Workforce Development/Continuing Education A-B Tech
These houses will be free to qualifying families with dogs in need of a warm and safe place to live. We will also have bales of free straw for extra insulation for these dog houses- or for any existing dog houses.
If you are interested in helping – donations to the dog house project are welcome. If you would like to purchase a dog house the price is $100. This barely covers our cost for materials.
Please help us make this a successful project and spread the word - think warm and safe pups all year.
Please consider taking your dogs inside when it gets really cold - below 20 degrees. They will be much healthier and safer and will thank you too.
Please call FOMCA at 828-649-9798 for information about getting a dog house or straw.